University of Washington

2011 Summer Seminar For Educators,

Grade 6 and Up

June 27-28, 2011

The Outreach Centers at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invite you to attend our annual Summer Seminar for Educators, June 27-28, 2011. This year’s seminar will focus on Living History: Global Storytelling Through Digital Media. The objective for this workshop is to provide educators the confidence, knowledge, and strategies to implement curriculum on the methods and ethics for utilizing oral histories as primary sources to increase interest in global studies. The workshop will also provide participants with skills in creating and editing digital stories for implementation in the classroom. During the course of the workshop, participants will create and edit a digital story based on oral histories presented by workshop speakers. This two-day seminar is designed for middle school, high school and community college educators.

Stories have always been the heartbeat through which communities are intertwined. With the advent of digital media and social technology, a learner’s ability to create, disseminate, and engage with others around the world has dramatically increased. Community-centric storytelling puts the role of the storyteller into the
hands of teachers and learners. Teachers will create digital stories and give voice to personal narratives that explore global stories. On day one of this interactive workshop teachers will hear personal accounts from workshop presenters who have lived through moments of political change. Then on day two teachers will
create a short digital story using both archival images and the recorded narratives from day one. Teachers will walk away from this workshop with the tools and resources to use digital storytelling as a way to teach international studies in their own classrooms.

No prior experience with digital media is required. Participants will be walked through the editing process and have plenty of hands on assistance. Participants will need to complete some short readings to prepare for the workshop as well as complete one hour of homework between sessions.

Registration Deadline: June 10, 2011 (or until event is filled)
*Registration is limited to 20 participants and will be filled when the first 20 slots are filled, so participants are encouraged to register early. Priority will be given to full-time teachers.


Once you have completed the online registration, please print it out and mail it with a check for $95.00 payable to the University of Washington to: East Asia Center, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195.

*Registration must be paid in full in advance. We are unable to accept cash or credit cards. Your spot will not be reserved unless we receive your check and application.

Registration Fee: $95* (non-refundable) includes parking/bus passes, coffee/tea, morning pastries, lunch, and 16 WA state clock hours (you must attend the entire seminar to receive clock hours). Travel stipends are available, but not guaranteed, for teachers traveling more than 75 miles. Priority given to full-time permanent teachers. In order to receive clock hours, you must register by June 10, 2011.

Workshop Facilitator:
Scott Macklin serves as the Associate Director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington. Scott seeks to create a rich infrastructure that supports innovation and collaboration through the exploration, development, assessment, and dissemination of next-generation technologies and strategies. In 2000, his co-authored article, The Catalyst Project: Supporting Faculty Uses of the Web...with the Web, won the EDUCAUSE contribution of the year award. Scott serves on the advisory board of the Head Start Center for Inclusion and on board of the South African NGO Saving our Schools and Community (SOSAC). Scott uses social media as a powerful tool for learning and building meaningful relationships that create opportunities to engage in acts of social justice. In his copious amounts of spare time, Scott makes award-winning documentary films. You can get a glimpse of some of his work at:

For more information regarding the program, please contact the Southeast Asia Center at: (206) 543-9606 or

For questions regarding registration, please contact the East Asia Center at: (206) 543-6938 or

Your payment will be processed by Student Fiscal Services (SFS) at the University of Washington. SFS processes checks electronically using the information on the check to create an electronic funds transfer. Each time you send a check, you authorize a one-time transfer where funds will be electronically withdrawn from your bank account. You will not receive your cancelled check as SFS is required to destroy the check after it has been processed. Receipts will be available at the workshop.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

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