2023 Digital Storytelling Summer Course

Digital Storytelling: My Past, Present, and Future
UW Robinson Center | Summer 2023
The Summer Challenge program at the University of Washington Robinson Center is an academically advanced summer program for 5th and 6th grade students. Summer Challenge provide intensive, hands-on, fun, and educational teaching in areas outside of the traditional school curriculum. In this class students will learn to use digital storytelling tools and techniques to explore, understand, and tell stories of their local communities.

Instructor Bio: Itza A. Carbajal is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington School of Information focusing her research on children and their records. She has worked as a Latin American metadata librarian, cultural arts programmer, and youth education coordinator. Itza has a Master of Science in Information Studies with a focus on archival management and digital records from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information and a dual-degree Bachelor of Arts in History and English with a concentration on creative writing and legal studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For samples of previous year courses, visit 2022

Week 1 – Introduction to Storytelling
Students will begin with an introduction to early storytelling methods such as oral histories moving on to other non-digital tools such as written books and artwork.

Welcome Page | Sample Project | Storytelling Team

Week 2 – Introduction to Digital Storytelling
Students will learn about digital storytelling tools and techniques such as digital photography, recordings, and podcasting.

Instructional Slides

Week 3 – Project Work
students will work together on a UW walking tour digital storytelling project on the history of the University of Washington told through the perspective of early adolescents.

Student Project | Student Screenplay

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