Year over year, students are becoming more native tech users, providing a new opportunity to reach them directly by integrating it into classroom teaching. Digital storytelling can be that connection point, especially with the commonality of mobile devices. In order to bring this approach into your classroom, though, you first need a basic understanding of video production, let alone knowledge of how to use it to meet Common Core Standards. Go behind-the-scenes into a digital storytelling introduction as designed for education.
Learning Format Online
Duration 3 months
*Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
Total Units 7 Units
The basics of digital filmmaking and storytelling
Methods to integrate video production into your curriculum while meeting TK-12 Common Core Standards
The essential skills enhanced and reinforced through media literacy, such as interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and problem solving
Ways for you to properly review and critique student productions
The connection between production and storytelling through the assignment The Door Scene
Two student prompts for teaching camera technique in regard to perspective, motion, and composition
Teachers grades 3-12
K-12 educators, such as media and visual arts teachers, special education teachers, and bilingual teachers
Those in other educational roles, such as principles and administrators, Parent-Teacher Organization members, and school psychologists
Digital Filmmaking in EducationIn this course, participants will focus on learning three challenges, which include: the foundational five steps of producing The Door Scene, the Shooting Gallery camera and composition challenge, and A Thousand Words challenge, which further develops their visual language vocabulary by exploring intermediate the camera techniques of composition, movement, and perspective.