FEH BOCES LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GRANT FOR DIGITAL STORYTELLING AND COMMUNICATION
CREATING PROJECT IDENTITY
Led by FEH BOCES, the grant consortium is comprised of six of the nine school districts in the FEH BOCES area: Brushton-Moira, Chateaugay, Malone, Salmon River, St. Regis Falls and Tupper Lake. In this rural region, an average of nearly 2/3 of students are classified as economically disadvantaged and 17.5% are classified as students with disabilities.
GRANT FOR INNOVATION
Project Identity will give students a chance to tell their personal stories using innovative learning technologies. As students explore their own identities, cultures, interests and passions, they can also connect to the identities of their peers and gain a variety of perspectives.
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, in cooperation with six of its component districts, has won a Learning Technologies Grant through the New York State Education Department to develop and implement this innovative project.
Project Identity aims to teach students the civic mindsets necessary for college, career, citizenship and life.
PHASE 1: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
From those six districts, 60 teachers and leaders representing a cross-section of grade levels and content areas will participate in collaborative professional development exercises. Through this training, they will explore personalized learning, and how to adapt the classroom to and celebrate students' cultures and language identities.
PHASE 1 ARTIFACTS
YEAR 1 DOCUMENTS
June Launch Agenda: June 10th & 13th, 2022
Slide Deck: Project Identity Kickoff/Introduction
Project Kickoff Evaluation Form (from LPB Consulting)
LINKS TO PRESENTERS AND OTHER
Julian Mocine McQueen - Million Person Project
6 word stories by Stephanie Affinito
Larry Smith 6 Word Project
PHASE 2: IMPLEMENTING WITH STUDENTS
Then those teachers will work with their students to create their own Project Identity using a variety of learning technologies to communicate their story. Students will discover a range of technological avenues for digital storytelling while developing social, emotional and cultural competency skills.
YEAR 2 DOCUMENTS
Lifemapping Experience with Amy from The Million Person Project
Where I’m From Poem Template inspired by Sara K. Ahmed
Folder with lesson templates and videos:
Slide Deck: Identity Meets Digital Media
September Newsletter https://www.smore.com/c7ayz-project-identity-update
Schedule of monthly virtual support calls in Project Identity PLC in The Community at FEH BOCES (September 2022 - June 2023) (Jen Hesseltine)
Project Identity Summer Livestream Series 2022 in The Community at FEH BOCES, hosted by Jen Hesseltine
Agenda for January 10th PD Day for Project Identity Participants
Presenter slides or resources from January 10th PD Day:
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad - see resources below
One Photo, One Story Activity from Katsitsionni Fox - One Photo, One Story Student Project
Project Identity Facilitation Slides for January 10th PD
Google Form: Teacher snapshot descriptions of learning activities they are hosting for their students, and ideas they have for the remainder of Year 2
Julian Mocine-McQueen, Million Person Project, sign up form for February 14th and 16th, 2023 virtual classroom workshops
Julian Mocine-McQueen Student and Teacher Evaluations for virtual classroom workshops Feburary 14th and 16th, 2023:
Provided to Project Identity participants on June 12th - Unearthing Joy: A Guide to Culturally and Historically Responsive Curriculum and Instruction by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
Project Identity End-of-Year 2 Animation - June 12, 2023 - Teachers respond to “One Thing I Learned…”
FEH BOCES SCDN ELA Representative and Project Identity participating teacher, Danielle Keating, shared a Padlet created by a subgroup of the NYSED ELA SCDN focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inspired by the work of Project Identity (NYSED LTG), Danielle and the SCDN subgroup curated a resource Padlet entitled, “Curating Identity in Our Spaces-A Lifelong Pursuit: Actionable Examples for a Variety of Situations and Spaces.”
Cultivating Genius by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
Hairs/Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros Learning How to Mine Our Hair Stories
The Peace Chronicles by Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
The Green Book Vox Video shared by Dr. Gholdy Muhammad - January 10, 2023
Adobe Express (formerly Adobe Spark) for Filmmaking
PHASE 3: SHARING A TOOLKIT
Through creating and carrying out the project, educators hope to build a bank of ready-to-use Project Identity resources that teachers throughout the state can use to replicate Project Identity in their own learning environments.
To the extent possible under law, Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Project Identity. This work is published from: United States.