Thanks to Bridget Belardi, Jim Hopton, and Lance Rougeux who collaborated to bring the AFI Lights, Camera, Education! workshop to Pittsburgh, PA. . . We just wrapped up an AMAZING two-day AFI workshop with Joe Brennan. Actually, Lance beat me to the blog; he updated the DEN National blog before the workshop had actually ended.
I really can’t believe how much I learned. Seriously, I thought myself somewhat advanced when it came to digital storytelling; I’ve presented it at conferences and workshops for several years and thought I had it fairly under control. Once again, I was humbled by another inspiring Discovery Educator, Joe Brennan. The AFI curriculum is superior and Joe is a fantastic presenter.
All unitedstreaming users can access the Teacher’s Guide and AFI Lights, Camera, Education! training materials by searching for AFI or Lights, Camera, Education!
As with all the Discovery workshops, I left bursting with ideas for implementing the AFI program into my class. Joe offered integration ideas that I have never considered before . . . Even though my students have been creating digital documentaries for several years, they were mostly sewing together unitedstreaming videos and still photos to create their historical stories. I hadn’t thought about challenging them with creating an totally original digital story.
So, once again, thanks to Joe and the rest of the Discovery team. Check out the DEN National blog for the links Joe provided as well as the videos that the teams created.