One-day workshop focuses on digital storytelling

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A hands-on workshop for high school teachers, students and the general public will focus on digital storytelling with instruction from College of Communications faculty members and Penn State experts.

The session -- scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6, at Innovation Park -- costs $10 and includes professional development credits for educators. Space is limited to the first 50 participants.

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Necessary skills will be a focus of the day, with a start-to-finish approach touching on audio/video, photography and writing as well as editing and production. Instructors and participants will discuss story ideas, developing a narrative, capturing images and sound, and producing a short-form digital story.

Half of the day will be spent learning about digital storytelling from a filmmaking perspective and the other half from a journalism perspective -- providing a comprehensive approach to go with hands-on instruction and skills.

Participants will leave with an understanding of how to plan, produce and evaluate media assignments more effectively. Those skills can easily transfer to high school journalism and fimmmaking activities such ad news broadcasts, digitial yearbooks and films. For community members, those skills also transfer to affinity/school groups or nonprofit organizations.

High school teachers and students may register individually or as a group. High-school age participants must be accompanied by a teacher or parent/guardian.

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Last Updated March 13, 2013