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Welcome to the Midwest Summit: 21st Century Learning 2017, Featuring Apple Distiguished Educators as Presenters

We are the only conference in the nation to focus exclusively on 21st Century Learning with Apple Distinguished Educators, known as the most innovative and engaging teachers in the world.
  • Discover a personalized road to learning. 
  • Problem solve with teachers from districts across the Midwest. 
  • Learn from international teacher leaders. 
  • Engage in sample activities, receive materials, and implement what you’ll learn in your classroom after the summit!

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Monday, May 1 • 1:20pm - 2:50pm
Breakout 3: Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Create Your Story Workshop FULL

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Theme: Authentic Creation 

Length: 90 Minutes

Target Audience:  K-College teachers (easy to modify for any grade, any class) 

Attend this session and learn how to bring the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students of any grade level the ability to tell a powerful visual story. In this full day workshop, Don will take you through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of media literacy and filmmaking, as well as the digital storytelling process, allowing you to create your own project by the end of the workshop. You will be able to replicate the entire process and customize it to meet your own curriculum goals. This workshop is based on Don’s book Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Have a step by step guide to an effective lesson that will enhance their student's writing process through a multimedia project.

2. Understand the importance of building on our student visual literacies by using the an iOS device for video and editing.

3. Learn an alternative method of addressing the Common Core State Standards, by incorporating this lesson, which addresses digital implementation, visual literacies and media literacy

4. Reflect on a current lesson or unit to begin preparing this project to integrate into their own curriculum immediately.

5. Practice the hands-on lesson and activity of creating their own video.


Monday May 1, 2017 1:20pm - 2:50pm
The Hyatt Lodge - Hamburger University 2815 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523

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