Research indicates that digital storytelling improves critical thinking, creativity and engagement. This powerful instruction and assessment strategy can be used across the curriculum and at all grade levels. In this session you will learn to combine best practice with one of the numerous digital resources that can facilitate the process and help drive engagement. Walk away with ideas about how this strategy can best be merged into your curriculum as well as a plethora of digital resources that can be used for digital storytelling.
Bill is an eLearning Coach whose professional interests exist at the intersection of education, technology, and psychology. He is passionate about applying the theories of neuroeducation, technology, psychology and education to the goal of every student passionately engaged with rigorous and meaningful work and achieving at high levels. Bill believes in the power of technology to engage students and create new possibilities, and in the importance of developing students’ 21st century skills. He has over 15 years of classroom experience and was the 2006 Outstanding High School Educator for Vanderburgh County. Bill left the classroom to become an eLearning Coach, a position he held for the past 7 years. Currently he is a doctoral candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology degree with an emphasis on integrating technology, learning, and psychology. He has a supportive wife Jeneen and wonderful son Zander.