This project-based learning resource, created as part of a partnership between the Pearson Foundation and the National Academy Foundation, focuses on digital storytelling as a tool and instructional best practice for Academies. The information included in this primer is designed to supplement three exciting, project-based digital arts opportunities available to schools in the NAF network:
*Capturing a Career – a project where students create brief “video resumes” that highlight their interests, skills, experiences, and career aspirations.
*Digital Storytelling – a project where students from any Academy or course develop and communicate insights about a topic through short video documentaries.
*Professional Development Technology Workshops – a “teacher as student” professional development opportunity where participants build teamwork and technology skills as they create a useful video products to support their own programs.
These technology projects provide accessible models of project-based learning and serve as powerful opportunities to advance broader school reform goals through engaging project work.