Transformative Learning: A Digital Storytelling Workshop for K-12 Teachers

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Dates: June 5 and 6, 8 and 9
Daily Schedule: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration Fee: $35.00**
Required materials: Laptop with the ability to connect to UA’s free Wi-Fi
Instructors: Jen Nowicki-Clark & Josh Schachter
General Registration for this class is now closed. To add your name to the waitlist, please contact

What is it like to be a teacher in Arizona today? How does that compare with your experience as a learner? Create and share your story from your perspective.  This professional development workshop for classroom teachers will support educators in crafting digital stories about their own transformative learning and teaching experiences. Participants will learn the basics of digital story development and production. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have completed their own 2-3 minute video and learn practical technical skills that can be used in the classroom, including story crafting, photography, voice recording and video editing.  Participating teachers will be asked to reflect on what learning experiences were transformative as a child, how that shapes their teaching, and how that informs their vision for the future of education and the role of the community in realizing that vision. These stories are intended to spark wider community engagement and conversation around how to collectively create an education system that ensures that all students and teachers have the resources and support to reach their full potential.

This workshop is presented in partnership with Arizona Commission on the Arts, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning, CommunityShare, Creative Narrations, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

**The usual fee for this 4-day digital storytelling workshop is $550/person, but thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to make this workshop financially accessible. In addition to this registration fee, participants are responsible for their own parking fees for the course of the workshop. Parking is managed by the University’s Parking and Transportation and not by the Poetry Center. Garage rates are $8 per day. The Poetry Center is also located near a streetcar stop and we encourage carpooling or streetcar use.**