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Digital StoryTelling Playground: Designing and Crafting Stories Digitally

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Explore and create : Playground


Saturday, December 5, 9:30–11:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Danielle Abernethy  
Stephanie Affinito  
Debbie Bohanan  
Jon Corippo  
Laurie Guyon  
Julie Jaeger  
Gwynn Moore  
Conni Mulligan  
Daniel Nemerow  
Jessica Pack  
Georgia Terlaje  
Dr. Mary Townsend  
Hans Tullmann  
William Watts  

Play with tools, apps and devices that allow the magic and rigor of storytelling to happen digitally! Inspire students and move them from author to screenplay creator to director and finally producer of purposeful meaningful products.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: NA
We have discussed this with the ISTE playground committee
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Facilitator
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
Citizen
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation
Influencer Disclosure: This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Come and go from room to room and enjoy these amazing presentations. All sessions will be recorded for you to view later. Its a fast and busy interactive 90 minutes.
Enjoy the ISTE20 Live Digital StoryTelling Playground

The 6 Rooms will include:
RM 1 Starting Story - Real Time Integrations
9:30-10:00 Launching Writing Notebooks with Hyperdocs
Presenter: Stephanie Affinito
Explore how Hyperdocs can be launching points for writing notebooks. Actively participate in the process that generates writing inspiration and bridges the connection from paper and pencil to technology tools.

10:00-10:30 Inspire Creative StoryTellers
Presenter: Julie Jaeger
Participate in story starting ideas that elevate thinking and create imagery - activities so easy you can use next day. Engage in 6 Word Memoirs, Photo Stories, and more.

10:30-11:00 Writer to Director - Power of StoryBoard
Presenter: Julie Jaeger
Bring Story to Life: Learn how planning for power of imagery in StoryTelling elevates students’ critical creative thinking…storyboard becomes your screenplay with purposeful use of Image, Music, Sound, Shots,Transitions, and Effects!

RM 2 Digital StoryTelling - Real Time Integrations
9:30-10:00 Podcasting: Create Connections, Empower Storytellers
Presenters: Billy Watts and Dan Nemerow
Discover the reason, application, and process for podcasting in your classroom. Bring your questions, ideas and dreams to inspire the next generation of authors, advocates, and creators as you engage “live” in the process!

10:00-10:30 Primary Source Scavenger Hunt
Presenter: Gwynn Moore
Using the Library of Congress- explore this amazing repository for you and your students. Discover copyright free to use and share images, audio, and print resources to use across the content for non-fiction narrative storytelling.

10:30-11:00 Story in a Box
Presenter: Gwynn Moore
Developing Perspective from Images - learn how to engage students in non-fiction narratives. Interact with activities to promote thinking of perspectives, visual thinking strategies, and prompting story using easy to create templates.

RM 3 Light/Camera/Action - MovieMaking Integrations
9:30-10:00 TableTop Movie Making: Set/Character Design
Presenter: Conni Mulligan
Learn how to create, organize and store table-top movie making and/or green screen sets in a “miniature” format.

10:00-10:30 TableTop Movie Making: Manipulating Characters/Set
Presenter: Conni Mulligan
Learn how to create, construct, and manipulate your characters within the mini set with these great ideas, tips, and tricks.

10:30-11:00. MovieShot BootCamp-Transform Student Videos!
Presenters: Jon Corippo and Hans Tullman
Take student video creation to the next level and empower them to create something CineMazing. Learn how to immerse students in Fun, Quick and Easy Integrations for camera shots and edits using any device.

RM 4 StoryTelling with Comics - Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 Framing the Story
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to set up the physical layout of the Comic for Digital or print purposes.

9:50-10:10 Develop Character for Storyline
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to create the physical looks, personalities, and back stories of the main antagonist and protagonist.

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/Challenge Time

10:20 - 10:40 Framing the Story
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to set up the physical layout of the Comic for Digital or print purposes.

10:40 - 11:00 Develop Character for Storyline
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to create the physical looks, personalities, and back stories of the main antagonist and protagonist.

RM 5 Poetry Comes to Life- Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 StoryArc for StoryTelling
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how the story arc shapes compelling, emotional storytelling. Leverage your understanding to write a content-based “I Am” poem which can be used for multiple curricular integrations.

9:50-10:10 - Bring Poetry to Life
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how to create a movie project that brings poetry to life using videos, images, and sound. Actively participate and create your own video using poem of your choice, your “I am” poem, or one provided.

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/ Challenge Time

10:20-10:40 StoryArc for StoryTelling
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how the story arc shapes compelling, emotional storytelling. Leverage your understanding to write a content-based “I Am” poem which can be used for multiple curricular integrations.

10:40 - 11:00 Bring Poetry to Life
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how to create a movie project that brings poetry to life using videos, images, and sound. Actively participate and create your own video using poem of your choice, your “I am” poem, or one provided.

RM 6 Digital StoryTelling - Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 Digital StoryTelling with Fairytales: Building the Story
Presenter: Mary Townsend
Learn how to integrate fairytales into curriculum to incorporate the required vocabulary and concepts into the framework of an existing fairy tale while building storytelling skills.

9:50-10:10 Digital StoryTelling with Fairytales: Create Final Product
Presenter: Mary Townsend
Work through the process of creating a fairytale curriculum story, learning how to plan for and create a final product in a digital format. Brings your story to life!

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/Challenge Time

10:20 - 10:40 Choose Your Own Adventure: Planning the Story Project
Presenter: Laurie Guyon
Learn how to teach your students the formatting and design of creating adventure stories. Bring your own story or use one provided and design an interactive adventure story!

10:40 - 11:00 Choose Your Own Adventure” Create Final Navigation/Product
Presenter: Laurie Guyon
Using a slide show format, we will use Google Slides, learn how to create the navigation within a slide show format. Bring your own story or use one provided and create an interactive adventure story!’

Outline

RM 1 Starting Story - Real Time Integrations
9:30-10:00 Launching Writing Notebooks with Hyperdocs
Presenter: Stephanie Affinito
Explore how Hyperdocs can be launching points for writing notebooks. Actively participate in the process that generates writing inspiration and bridges the connection from paper and pencil to technology tools.

10:00-10:30 Inspire Creative StoryTellers
Presenter: Julie Jaeger
Participate in story starting ideas that elevate thinking and create imagery - activities so easy you can use next day. Engage in 6 Word Memoirs, Photo Stories, and more.

10:30-11:00 Writer to Director - Power of StoryBoard
Presenter: Julie Jaeger
Bring Story to Life: Learn how planning for power of imagery in StoryTelling elevates students’ critical creative thinking…storyboard becomes your screenplay with purposeful use of Image, Music, Sound, Shots,Transitions, and Effects!

RM 2 Digital StoryTelling - Real Time Integrations
9:30-10:00 Podcasting: Create Connections, Empower Storytellers
Presenters: Billy Watts and Dan Nemerow
Discover the reason, application, and process for podcasting in your classroom. Bring your questions, ideas and dreams to inspire the next generation of authors, advocates, and creators as you engage “live” in the process!

10:00-10:30 Primary Source Scavenger Hunt
Presenter: Gwynn Moore
Using the Library of Congress- explore this amazing repository for you and your students. Discover copyright free to use and share images, audio, and print resources to use across the content for non-fiction narrative storytelling.

10:30-11:00 Story in a Box
Presenter: Gwynn Moore
Developing Perspective from Images - learn how to engage students in non-fiction narratives. Interact with activities to promote thinking of perspectives, visual thinking strategies, and prompting story using easy to create templates.

RM 3 Light/Camera/Action - MovieMaking Integrations
9:30-10:00 TableTop Movie Making: Set/Character Design
Presenter: Conni Mulligan
Learn how to create, organize and store table-top movie making and/or green screen sets in a “miniature” format.

10:00-10:30 TableTop Movie Making: Manipulating Characters/Set
Presenter: Conni Mulligan
Learn how to create, construct, and manipulate your characters within the mini set with these great ideas, tips, and tricks.

10:30-11:00
MovieShot BootCamp-Transform Student Videos!
Presenters: Jon Corippo and Hans Tullman
Take student video creation to the next level and empower them to create something CineMazing. Learn how to immerse students in Fun, Quick and Easy Integrations for camera shots and edits using any device.

RM 4 StoryTelling with Comics - Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 Framing the Story
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to set up the physical layout of the Comic for Digital or print purposes.

9:50-10:10 Develop Character for Storyline
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to create the physical looks, personalities, and back stories of the main antagonist and protagonist.

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/Challenge Time

10:20 - 10:40 Framing the Story
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to set up the physical layout of the Comic for Digital or print purposes.

10:40 - 11:00 Develop Character for Storyline
Presenters: Danielle Abernethy and Debbie Bohanan
Learn how to create the physical looks, personalities, and back stories of the main antagonist and protagonist.

RM 5 Poetry Comes to Life- Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 StoryArc for StoryTelling
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how the story arc shapes compelling, emotional storytelling. Leverage your understanding to write a content-based “I Am” poem which can be used for multiple curricular integrations.

9:50-10:10 - Bring Poetry to Life
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how to create a movie project that brings poetry to life using videos, images, and sound. Actively participate and create your own video using poem of your choice, your “I am” poem, or one provided.

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/ Challenge Time

10:20-10:40 StoryArc for StoryTelling
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how the story arc shapes compelling, emotional storytelling. Leverage your understanding to write a content-based “I Am” poem which can be used for multiple curricular integrations.

10:40 - 11:00 Bring Poetry to Life
Presenters: Jessica Pack and Georgia Terlaje
Learn how to create a movie project that brings poetry to life using videos, images, and sound. Actively participate and create your own video using poem of your choice, your “I am” poem, or one provided.

RM 6 Digital StoryTelling - Real Time Integrations
9:30-9:50 Digital StoryTelling with Fairytales: Building the Story
Presenter: Mary Townsend
Learn how to integrate fairytales into curriculum to incorporate the required vocabulary and concepts into the framework of an existing fairy tale while building storytelling skills.

9:50-10:10 Digital StoryTelling with Fairytales: Create Final Product
Presenter: Mary Townsend
Work through the process of creating a fairytale curriculum story, learning how to plan for and create a final product in a digital format. Brings your story to life!

10:10-10:20 Question/Answer/Challenge Time

10:20 - 10:40 Choose Your Own Adventure: Planning the Story Project
Presenter: Laurie Guyon
Learn how to teach your students the formatting and design of creating adventure stories. Bring your own story or use one provided and design an interactive adventure story!

10:40 - 11:00 Choose Your Own Adventure” Create Final Navigation/Product
Presenter: Laurie Guyon
Using a slide show format, we will use Google Slides, learn how to create the navigation within a slide show format. Bring your own story or use one provided and create an interactive adventure story!’

Supporting research

Bernajean Porter: The Art of Digital StoryTelling www.digitales.us "Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum | Creative Educator." 2008. 27 Sep. 2015
Ohler, Jason B. Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity. Corwin Press, 2013, Sessoms, Diallo. “Stories keep memories alive. Your life stories as well as your family’s stories about he most memorable life experiences are worth preserving.”
Paige Baggett: Top three levels of Benjamin Blooms Taxonomy revised (Anderson, Krathwohl 2001) look at elevated thinking as analyzing, evaluating and creating which are essential parts of the decision making StoryBoard Phase of the Digital StoryTelling process. Use of verbs instead of nouns puts Blooms into action which is exactly what the Storyboard is...the action and planning behind the product.
Anderson/Krathwohl The Second Principal http://thesecondprinciple.com/teaching-essentials/beyond-bloom-cognitive-taxonomy-revised/ Krathwohl A Revision of Blooms http://www.unco.edu/cetl/sir/stating_outcome/documents/krathwohl.pdf
Harvard Business Review looks at StoryTelling as an integral connection compared to a multi media ppt presentation without story at its core and suggest that “character-driven stories with emotional content result in a better understanding of the key points a speaker wishes to make and enable better recall of these points weeks later. In terms of making impact, this blows the standard PowerPoint presentation to bits. .
(Zak, Why Your Brain Loves a Good Story 2014) Digital StoryTelling requires intention and meaning making. Understanding the essence of story and its ability to make meaning happen for all is at the heart of Digital StoryTelling. The media is not what is important...the story is!! “If you can harness imagination and the principles of a well-told story, then you get people rising to their feet amid thunderous applause instead of yawning and ignoring you.” (Harvard Business Review, Storytelling That Moves People, Fryer, 2003)
ASCD: Understanding How Young Children Learn Children Learn Through Story) Children understand the concept of story for the purpose of learning. Merilee Sprenger: How to Teach so Students Remember, brain research shows us that learning needs connections...memories..something to stick to. Stories create memories and connections that influence memory. ....understanding of the brain structures that influence memory, and learn how teachers can promote better recall for daily classroom learning, high-stakes tests, and beyond.

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Presenters

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Danielle Abernethy, Private Contractor

Danielle's passion for educational technology began in 1997 when all she had access to was a computer in a closet of the media center with Internet. As a former technology coach, DEN STAR, DEN Leader and member of other educational organizations, she has learned the power of networking. Danielle collaborates with Heather on various classroom activities throughout the year. She has presented at FETC, SCEDTech, GAETC, and ISTE. Danielle is also an executive member of the Digital Storytelling Network of ISTE.

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Debbie Bohanan, Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy
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Laurie Guyon, WSWHE BOCES
ISTE Certified Educator

Laurie Guyon is Model Schools Coordinator at WSWHE BOCES and NYSCATE trainer. Laurie was named NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified. She is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google Cloud Certified, a Google Certified Educator and Trainer, Buncee Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador/Pioneer, Nearpod PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, WonderSquad Ambassador, Kami Hero, Tynker Blue Ribbon Educator, BreakoutEDU Trainer, Alpha Squirrel, Wakelet Ambassador, 3D Bear Ambassador and trainer, IORAD Ambassador, Osmo Ambassador. Laurie serves on NYSCATE Social Media Team and is in the Volunteer Hall of Fame. Laurie is on leadership teams for ISTETEN, ISTESTEM, ISTEDSN.

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Julie Jaeger, Minot, ND

Julie Jaeger, PD Coach/Consultant and veteran Elem and MS educator, technology integrator, and gifted instructor, enjoys bringing "a-ha" moments and higher order thinking via Technology Integration, Differentiated Instruction, Digital StoryTelling, and Curriculum Enrichment using Higher Order Thinking, Problem Solving and Questioning Strategies. Authored "I-imagine Dares Students to be Their Best Selves" (ISTE Learning and Leading, June/July 2013) and received the 2016 Digital StoryTelling Creativity Leadership Award.  Serves as Outgoing Chair for ISTE's Digital StoryTelling Network [DSN] , Board of ND Association for Gifted Children. Holds an MS in Education with Technology Integration and a Credential in GT.

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Gwynn Moore, Aurora Frontier P-8
ISTE Certified Educator

Gwynn Moore, Chair of the Digital StoryTelling Network and 2020 Digital Storytelling Creativity Storytelling Award Winner, is the Instructional Media/Technology Teacher at Aurora Frontier P-8 in Aurora Colorado and an educator for 28 years. In 2019 she became an ISTE Certified educator which supported her desire to integrate technology across the curriculum. She shares her passion for technology through classroom instruction in diverse classrooms which include Second Language and refugee students. She ignites this passion for technology integration in others as she continues to provide professional development earning her recognition and training certifications.

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Conni Mulligan, Providence High School
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Daniel Nemerow, Patriot High School, PWCS, VA

Daniel is starting his 6th year as an instructional technology coach. Previously a math teacher and VSTE teacher of the year award winner, Daniel‘s focus now has largely been on the implementation of teacher tools in the classroom to change how students have access to and are assessed on content objectives. Daniel has four kids, a wife of 15 years, a puppy, and flutters between Gryffindor and Slytherin depending on his mood. Dan’s Areas of Expertise: Khan Academy Ambassador, Common Sense Ambassador, Nearpod Certified Educator, Edpuzzle Certified Coach, Flipgrid Certified, & Google Certified Educator. @MrNumero on Twitter & dan@itcs4all.com

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Jessica Pack, James Workman Middle School

As a middle school teacher for 16 years and a California Teacher of the Year (2014), I have continually worked to redefine what learning looks like in my 6th grade classroom. I am an advocate for student choice and voice, as demonstrated by the original content my students regularly publish for a global audience. Currently, I am writing a book for ISTE and host a digital storytelling podcast, "Storytelling Saves the World" with Georgia Terlaje. Previously, I spent a decade as a professional development instructor and Consulting Teacher for a digital storytelling non-profit organization called DIGICOM Learning.

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Georgia Terlaje, Palm Springs Unified School District

Georgia Terlaje has taught for 32 years and is currently and instructional coach for Palm Springs Unified. She has used digital storytelling as an instructional strategy for 11 years and has presented on the topic at both regional and national conferences. She was also instrumental in creating PSUSD’s first elementary film festival that is now in it’s 4th year. Georgia has also been a teacher-consultant for DIGICOM Learning. In this role, she was a lead instructor for professional development courses for teachers in the area of digital storytelling. Georgia has a digital storytelling podcast, “Storytelling Saves the World”.

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Dr. Mary Townsend, HENRY SIBLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

I am a high school social studies teacher and digital peer coach from Minnesota. I have a doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in educational technology.

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Hans Tullmann, Charles H. Castle Elementary School

I've enjoyed teaching 3rd grade for 10 years, being a Technology Coach for 4 years, and am currently a STEAM Technology Specialist at Castle STEAM Academy in Bakersfield, CA. I've served 3 years as president of KernCUE and continue to serve on the KernCUE Board of Directors. I've presented at 100+ sessions and have helped organize 5+ local conferences. I'm a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, Trainer, and Innovator #LON19.

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William Watts, Charles J. Colgan High School

Mr. Billy is the technology coach at Colgan HS. He is PWCS born and raised. His career began as a special education teacher at PACE West School, followed as the instructional technology coach at Ellis Elementary School. Mr. Watts is passionate about mentoring students to build healthy relationships in person and online. Mr. Billy is a father of two daughters, a husband to an understanding wife. He is a giant AV nerd and does a decent Cookie Monster impression. Billy’s Areas of Expertise: Common Sense Ambassador Video Creation Podcasting @MrBillyWatts on Twitter billy@itcs4all.com

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