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Engaging Student Voice With Cultural Multimedia

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Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 24, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 9

Matt Hamilton   Cleary Vaughan-Lee  
How can multimedia that highlights relevant cultural and social issues be used as a catalyst for student-centered projects? Learn about free, engaging multimedia resources from the Global Oneness Project. See student projects and learn about teacher case studies.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: https://www.globalonenessproject.org/
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
For Educators:
  • Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will introduce teachers to cultural and social multimedia, which explores relevant global issues through film and photography. Participants will learn how teachers use these stories in the classroom in conjunction with student-centered media projects to promote student voice and empowerment.

The following learning objectives will be explored:
-Discover ways to use documentary films for engaged learning to create thoughtful global citizens.
-Learn how to create media projects which integrate cultural and family heritage artifacts.
-Learn practices to engage students actively with creative and critical thought to encourage a classroom community.
-Develop strategies to create project-based learning projects in the classroom.

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Matt Hamilton, Saline High School
Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Oneness Project

Cleary Vaughan-Lee is the Executive Director of the Global Oneness Project, an online multimedia platform which offers free documentary films and photo essays and accompanying curricula which highlight the world's global cultures. Since creating the project’s education program, she has conducted numerous workshops across the country and has presented at various regional, national, and international conferences. A regular contributor to Education Week, PBS, Share My Lesson, and TED-Ed, Cleary documents ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom, highlighting teacher and student voices.The Project’s films and lessons have been featured on The New York Times, National Geographic, PBS, and the Smithsonian.

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