Youth Projects and Digital Stories from Turkmenistan
Tuesday, March 8 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Oaklands
Abstract: This presentation is for teacher educators and K12 teachers who would like to integrate global education, 21st Century skills and new media in education, it outlines my experiences as a Fulbright Scholar, media literacy and educational technology in Turkmenistan; offers creative strategies for producing media with youth; and showcases their projects and digital stories from Central Asia. The research participants deconstructed and assessed the national and local curriculum and standards; presented their curriculum projects such as video documentaries reflecting not only on their stories but also international issues and perspectives through their online contact to global community and documented their stories in order to articulate the realities of conditions in schools through their research, analysis, and dialog. Through the discovery process, the participants explored, designed, and created the strategies, curricula, and programs, also they gained alternative point of view on their environment and renew interest and commitment to community service and global understanding.