Welcome to a Sunday Slice of Life and my 66th(?) day of A -Photo- A- Day Challenge.
Seems like life is heating up for me even before we have officially moved out of winter. Yesterday I presented my digital storytelling workshop at a Hudson Valley Writing Project Saturday Seminar for area teachers, pre-service teachers and HVWP teacher consultants.
I’ve been very fortunate to have been invitied often to present my work of passion, to teacher groups, so for this workshop it was a challenging adventure to share the stage with two of our TC’s, Laurie and Trace, who are also passionately engaged in the adventure of digital media.
We planned this workshop almost exclusively through email and I would bet that no one participating realized that we had not met face-to-face. Their work with digital storytelling was fantastic and focused on the social reformer work of Jacob Riis who used photography to move people to action. With his photos as inspiration, Trace and Laurie worked with middle school students to create their own crusading digital pieces. It was powerful and blended with my work and the work of a Science teacher, we had lots of genre options.
How cool it was to revise collaboratively. What a great model for professional development, offered by the Natioanl Writing Project.
Tomorrow I’m off to Dover Middle School to begin work with a DS team of teachers who will create 100 6th grade digital stories by May 19. Now that’s a true challenge!
I’m almost ready to get back on the road, but first I need a mellow Sunday with Tuvia.
Remember to turn your clocks ahead. It’s almost SPRING!