Born out of the need for better communication and collaboration in the classroom, I developed the RISE Model to guide self-evaluations and the peer feedback process. The model was designed to steer student conversations toward positive, productive critiques.
Online Course Design Guide
In partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (MIT-OEIT) and the New Media Consortium (NMC), I helped develop this guide to support instructional designers, educators, and facilitators in the development and facilitation of effective online courses.
I developed this online workshop with my colleague Jason Gillett as a combination of exploration and practical, hands-on experience. This presentation highlights 4 key elements of brand storytelling: Feelings, Actions, Characters and Engagement - Giving a face to an otherwise faceless brand, business, or project!
Industry Partnership Program
I developed the MCBS Industry Partnership Program to offer community organizations the opportunity to pair up with talented Full Sail students and alumni on real world media projects. Such partnerships help students integrate knowledge and experiences to cultivate a stronger understanding of professional work environments.
Voices of Petersburg
Voices of Petersburg is a three-day digital storytelling workshop that I help facilitate with the clients of Petersburg Mental Health Services (PMHS) in Petersburg, Alaska. Participants choose an experience they want to share and, with the guidance of mental health counselors, write a script for a digital story to give voice to their struggles and triumphs.
Bear Witness Society
The Bear Witness Society is a community of storytellers who believe in connection. I founded this organization in 2015 and rallied a group of talented digital media experts to work with individuals who need to find their voice. Together we offer a workflow, a platform, and an empathic audience for sharing what's real, true, and, often times, extremely difficult.