4-9-2021 10:30 AM
4-9-2021 11:00 AM
Description of Program
With the aim of supporting our students toward success and creating stronger pathways to persistence and retention, we integrate media and storytelling into a first semester, first year learning community. Extending across two classrooms—Interdisciplinary Humanities and First-Year Writing—our Media Across the Curriculum Learning Community engages students in a hands-on storytelling project. The project guides students through the production process in which their personal stories become A/V scripts, performed in front of a camera with guidance from media production staff and students and edited for community viewing. In the labor-intensive but rewarding process of writing, practicing, and performing, they understand the connection between analysis, writing, revision and media production and gain hands-on media skills. They also begin to grapple with big questions related to the nature of media and to think more critically about issues of inclusivity, diversity, and democratic ideals. In our presentation we will discuss how Media Across the Curriculum anchors the learning community, how we engage students in writing and performing for real audiences, how we plan writing and revising across classrooms, and the benefits of collaborative learning for both students and instructors.
Dr. Novia Pagone, Presider
Storytelling as Inclusive Teaching Strategy