Your Name and Title: Laura Nietzer - MY HERO: Stories, Art and Films Celebrating Heroes Around the Globe
School or Organization Name: MY HERO
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: New Jersey, United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Teachers
Short Session Description:
Learn how to use MY HERO's FREE multimedia resources, tutorials and curated lesson plans with students to promote character education, media literacy and story telling skills.
Full Session Description:
In our globally connected world we have a great opportunity to learn from one another, to exchange stories, art, and films that honor those who are tackling the great challenges of our time and working to improve the quality of life for all. MY HERO is an online journal, library and story telling platform that is child friendly, commercial free, and serves as a resource for millions of students and life learners online around the world. The MY HERO Project provides free digital, multimedia online tools for students to publish web pages that honor heroes around the world using stories, artwork, audio and films. MY HERO provides resources that include curated lesson plans and tutorials. Learning Circles give educators and students the opportunity to connect directly with classes around the world to discuss heroes as they work to publish their own multimedia projects. Attendees will learn how students globally are using MY HERO to celebrate heroes through written word, art and film, as well as how educators are using MY HERO’s free curated multimedia resources with their classes.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: https://myheroproject.org