WMU News

Teachers present digital stories

July 22, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Using video, music, special effects, and plenty of creativity, educators from around Michigan will present their digital story projects to the public from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, on the 10th Floor of Sprau Tower at Western Michigan University.

Digital stories are short video projects, which utilize multimedia and digital technology in a way that results in dynamic, powerful, context-rich presentations. Teachers attending WMU to learn the technique are given the tools to use these same technologies in their own classrooms.

The presentations are a culmination of the weeklong Digital Storytelling Institute, which is part of the Third Coast Writing Project, a federally funded program based in WMU's Department of English that is a recognized site for the National Writing Project. That project is dedicated to improving the teaching and uses of writing at all educational levels and in all content areas.

For more information or to arrange coverage, contact Matt Gerard in the Office of University Relations at (269) 387-8427.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 269 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu

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