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Storytelling Around Philly

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Broad Street Atrium

Participate and share: Trip / Tour
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Integration Specialist
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, Creative Constructor and ISTE for the last 20 years.
Zenith Accelerated Learning Academy
Debbie Bohanan has taught for over 30 years in Osceola County, FL. She has worked with students from K-12 grade. She is currently teaching digital video at an at-risk school for students in grades 8-12. Debbie holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Education Media Design and Technology, is a national board certified teacher for over 20 years, ESOL Endorsed and certified in Technology (6-12). Her networks include the Discovery Educator Network and Leadership Council, MIE, TIE, Nourished Teachers and the ISTE Digital Storytelling Network. She has presented at FETC, ISTE Live, and Creative Constructor Lab.
Director, Advocacy & Engagement
Breakout EDU
Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology integration specialist, and professional development trainer. She taught MS and HS science for twelve years, spent 14 years at Discovery Education and currently serves the educational community as the Director of Advocacy & Engagement for Breakout EDU. Patti has over 25 years experience presenting on the local, state, and national level at conferences such as New Jersey Science Teachers Association, NJEA, NJSC, NSTA, Chem-Ed, PASTA, BCCE, PETE &C, FETC, TCEA, ASCD and ISTE. Patti also volunteers as the Marketing Committee Chair for PAECT, the PA ISTE affiliate group.

Session description

This interactive field trip is based on "Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches" and the book "Knuffle Bunny," bringing the rich historical stories of Philadelphia alive. Learn how to create your own story at a historical site, complete with digital images, sound, text and drawings, and then share it digitally. Meet in the Broad Street Atrium at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (entrance off of Broad Street).

Purpose & objective

This session is all about modeling digital storytelling with historical context and then publishing the work for others to learn from.

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I. Introductions of presenters and the site location
A. Presenters
B. Storyteller (3-5 minute story)
II. Storytelling elements (10 minutes)
A. Audio story vs Digital story
B. Photographs
III. The Storytelling Cycle (5 minutes)
IV. Introduction of Tools (10 minutes)
*Philadelphia offers free wi-fi in the city. We will provide accounts for participants.
V. Hands On Time (45 minutes)
V. Publishing and Sharing the Story (15 minutes)
VI. Connections across the curriculum (15 minutes)
VII. Closing

**Planned with flexibility

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Session specifications

Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
We will have log in cards for Wixie, Book Creator and Storyboard That. These are easy to use via the web on tablets.
Wixie is also accessible via Smartphone.
Subject area:
Language arts, Social studies
The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
Related exhibitors:
Scholastic, Inc.