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So far in this series, we’ve covered content analysis and creation. But how do you foster your student’s authentic voice and empower your students to tell their stories through digital media? For this episode, we’ve gone to one of public media’s most powerful personal storytelling platforms: The Moth Radio Hour. A favorite of hipsters (think Lena Dunham) and grandparents alike, The Moth is a movement: ‘True Stories, Told Live.’ It started in a living room. But, through local story slams, international fellowship programs, student outreach, podcasts and public radio, millions of listeners tune in weekly to relate to the stories of ordinary, yet extraordinary, stories and storytellers.

In the final session of our three part PBS “Live Learning” experience: Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators, we’ll be joined by The Moth storytelling expert, Micaela Blei. Blei is a teacher, writer, storyteller and PhD student, who, until recently, was Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Moth where she worked with teachers and students to cultivate their stories. Prior to coming to the Moth, she was a third grade classroom teacher.

Blei will join our PBS Digital Innovator All Star hosts, Joquetta Johnson and Steve Auslander, to talk about effective storytelling, and to highlight exciting resources and models that you can immediately implement in your classroom.

PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.


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“Live-Learning” Experience #1: Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media

February 28, 2019


“Live Learning” Experience #2: Helping Students Create Authentic Stories

March 7, 2019


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This virtual professional learning opportunity is powered by OVEE: a shared media viewing experience. Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and live stream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.

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