Digital Storytelling facilitator training

This last week Joe Lambert from the Center for Digital Storytelling joined us for a one-week follow-up to our workshop last May. During the week he and Beverly Bickel from CDS trained on-campus volunteers to facilitate future digital storytelling workshops.

As part of the facilitator training, a small group of campus volunteers went through a “workshop within a workshop” where they created stories of their own. See below for select stories from each workshop..


Digital Stories – August 2011

Digital Stories – May 2011


Digital Storytelling Workshop Reflections – May 2011


Summer schedule in the Learning Studio

Just a heads-up on summer plans for the Learning Studio. During the school year, we’re focused on serving students and faculty on campus but as those numbers drop off during the summer we’ll be working with a number of campus guests.

During each event, all Learning Studio spaces and equipment will be reserved for the use of the visitors in each program.

June 27 – July 1

Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant

Dr. Cynthia Powell and the Adams Center will be working with math and sciences faculty to scale her work with inquiry-based learning to other campuses. For more information on the grant, read the news release.

July 11-15 & July 18-22

K-12 Digital Learning Institutes

Dr. Billie McConnell and the College of Education & Human Services will host two groups of K-12 faculty in the month of July to develop skills for teaching and communicating with new mobile tools.

For More Information

Here are a couple videos offering details on these programs.

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Where good ideas come from

A great talk from the TED Conference by Steven Berlin Johnson considering the types of spaces most likely to spark new ideas. Not surprisingly, ideas rarely appear all at once, the result of isolation and the individual genius. Johnson walks through a range of examples, from natural selection to GPS, to illustrate that great ideas are born of communities with a wide range of interests and expertise.

Thanks to Joyce Haley for sending this along. She just opened the Morris and Mitchell student Ad/PR agency on campus and has spent most of her summer thinking about designing spaces that spark creativity, an interest we share for the new Learning Studio.