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Digital Storytelling

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sammy Seahawk and ESL Students at the 5th annual Digital Storytelling Event.On April 26, as our UNCW students were wrapping up their spring classes the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and English Education programs, along with Centro Hispano and the Watson College of Education, hosted our 5th annual Digital Storytelling Event.

Over 70 ESL students and their teachers came to campus to exhibit digital stories that the students had designed, created and produced.  Each story focused on an aspect of the content they were learning that semester.  We encourage the use of digital storytelling to help non-native English speakers scaffold language and content so that they can better demonstrate their understanding and mastery of content. 

Everyone involved received a Seahawk Storytellers t-shirt and our winners and runners up won gift cards that they can use at local stores.  Sammy Seahawk made a special appearance and spent time taking pictures and joking around with the children and teachers.