Professional Development Courses for Educators
Educators participating in professional development courses learn methods for implementing 21st Century Learning Skills in their classrooms. They learn to help their students create digital media and receive tips for integrating those skills into existing curricula and project-based learning approaches. Course are approved for Pennsylvania Act 48 credit. WHYY will also provide documentation for Delaware and New Jersey educators. Participants may be teachers of any content area looking for a new outlet for student expression and education. Classroom video and audio production projects are designed to be student centered. As such, participating teachers will learn to guide their students through hands on lessons while students develop their voices as multimedia storytellers. Questions? Please contact Craig Santoro at 215-351-3318
E102 — Visual Storytelling Basics for the Classroom
This six-hour session trains teachers to help their students tell compelling visual stories using equipment readily available in most classrooms using dynamic, trouble-free digital storytelling techniques. Shooting is done with simple video cameras, smart phones, and still cameras. Editing is taught using iMovie and other free or readily available software. This is a hands-on course in which teachers will be recording and editing media. Teachers will receive lesson ideas for audio slideshows, 30-second stories, video scavenger hunts and other low-tech, but effective, techniques.
E201 — Teaching Documentary Production
In this two-session course, teachers learn to guide students through the basic skills necessary for creating great student documentaries. The two days will cover planning projects, shooting and editing on Final Cut Pro. This is a hands-on course in which teachers will be recording and editing media. Teachers will receive WHYY's complete Documentary Workshop Curriculum for students grades 6-12. The curriculum guides students through the full documentary process. 10 hours of Act 48 Credit for PA educators. WHYY will also provide documentation for DE and NJ educators.
WHYY Digital Storytelling Teacher Professional Development Scholarship Application
WHYY with support from the National Endowment for the Arts is offering teacher scholarships for professional development in a course called Visual Storytelling Basics for the Classroom to educators across the region (in NJ, DE and PA) who teach grades 7 through 12. Fall course registration is now open.