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Items filtered by date: January 2017
Middle School Math Teacher partners with English Language Arts (ELA) colleague to produce a true cross-curricular digital storytelling project.

Veteran Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) teacher Colleen Veal and DIGICOM Fellow teaches Math, Special Ed and Physical Ed at Nellie Coffman Middle School in Cathedral City.  With 32 years of teaching experience and a masters degree in educational technology, Colleen has found new pathways to connect her students with the skills and strategies she's learned at DIGICOM's professional development trainings.  We sat down last month with Colleen and asked her to share her experiences.
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Monday, 06 February 2017 00:00

DIGICOM's Winter Workshop Highlights

During the winter break, approximately seventy Palm Springs USD teachers got their feet wet and hands dirty developing their digital storytelling skills in DIGICOM's Winter Professional Development Workshops. The five workshops offered were Beginning Digital Storytelling, Cinematic Production & Techniques, Curriculum Integration, Advanced Production Techniques, and the DIGICOM Fellowship Mid-Term Intensive.

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Instead of playing video games and hanging out at the mall twelve teenagers spent the last few days of their winter break watching short films, reading scripts and learning about cinematic storytelling with DIGICOM Adjunct Faculty member and LA Screenwriting teacher, Ruth Atkinson. Ruth brought a wealth of life experience and a curriculum that ranged from character description to genre, point of view and structure. Students started brainstorming story ideas which culminated in them writing a script of their own.
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We're thrilled to introduce you to our new adjunct faculty member, Aaron Johnson, who will be working with us on a regular basis as lead producer of our groundbreaking new community video program Black Voices Rising! 
Starting now and into 2018 and beyond, Aaron and the DIGICOM Team will be working with members of the African-American community - young and old, teacher and student, parents and children - to produce short videos in PSUSD classrooms that illuminate the triumphs, tragedies, struggles and dreams of the black community in the city of Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley.  
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