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Using Media Arts to Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Tuesday, December 1, 11:30 am–12:20 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Amy Adams  
Deborah Bermeo  
Ed Zurita  

Learn how to use green screen technology and digital storytelling that can be used across the curriculum.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Innovative Designer
  • Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to introduce green screen technology and digital storytelling which can be used across the curriculum. This session will focus on CCSS.ELA 3.1 as well.


1. Background - Media arts impact on learning (Research)
2. Define - Media Arts
3. Purpose - ISTE Student Standards/Core Proficiencies

4. Media arts in action!
5. Model process

6. Participants engage in the process of creating a short media arts project

7. Showcase participants' media arts projects
8. Next Steps - Taking it back to our classrooms, schools, and districts

Supporting research

This workshop is in alignment with the following research and frameworks: First Principles of Instruction (M. David Merrill), ISTE Standards for Students, ISTE Standards for Teachers, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition (SAMR) Model, and Common Core State Standards across content areas.

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Amy Adams, LAUSD
Deborah Bermeo, LAUSD

Debbie Bermeo is an Instructional Technology Coach and Facilitator in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Coach in a VIL School, a Coach Corp Mentor with Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, and a member of the Instructional Technology Initiative with the LAUSD. She designs and delivers in-person or virtual professional learning sessions in the LAUSD and across the United States, leads virtual discussion groups, coaches teachers on instructional technology, mentors educators and other instructional technology coaches, models lessons, and provides resources to educators.

Ed Zurita, LAUSD Instructional Technology Initiative
ISTE Certified Educator

Ed Zurita is an ISTE Certified Educator and member of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Division of Instruction Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) where he helps to lead the district’s 21st century instructional practices through implementation of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and the district’s Leading with Instruction approach. Mr. Zurita provides professional development, support and training to teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and other educational staff both in the schools that he serves and throughout the district.

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