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PSAs From 0-60!

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Participate and share : Poster

Debbie Bohanan  
Danielle Abernethy  
Valerie McKean  

Public service announcements created by students are a great way to get the students to think creatively and solve problems. Explore topics that can be used across all grades and involve various subjects and writing styles. Learn about the tools and places to connect the PSAs with any audience.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, Language arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Creative thinking to share how to solve a problem or address a critical issue is the backbone of any Public Service Announcement. In this presentation, the Zenith Students (grades 8-12) worked on their own PSA's and then created tutorials so the elementary students could make their own. While the original projects started off with everyday problems like bullying and dress code, the content and themes evolved to more serious topics such as COVID 19 issues, Hurricane Preparedness, cell phone use at school, cleaning up the environment and shopping locally. This poster session will include steps to creating a PSA, tools used, how to find an audience, and more.

Supporting research by Bernajean Porter.

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Debbie Bohanan, Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy

Debbie Bohanan is a 30-year career educator in Osceola County. She has worked with students from K-12th grade in a variety of positions. Debbie's certifications include Elementary & Primary Education, and Technology 6-12. She is ESOL Endorsed, National Board Certified, DEN Star and leadership council member for the Discovery Educator Network, and TIE Educator (Tech4Learning Innovative Educator). Her degrees include a bachelor's degree in elementary education (Florida State University) and a master’s degree in Education Media Design and Technology (Full Sail University). Debbie is passionate about her work and always looks for creative ways to engage her students using multimedia.

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.

Valerie McKean, DODEA/Japan

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