In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding Chicago Pubic Schools, WWP continues its partnerships with both Willa Cather and Melody STEM by providing more media workshops for area students.
After a very engaging ‘Digital Storytelling workshop where 8th graders got the chance to create their own short videos, students at Melody STEM are now involved in a podcasting workshop learning how to create and produce their own podcasts.
Recently students got to hear from Robin Amer, Chicago Reader’s Deputy Editor for News on the finer points of podcasting. Robin talked about her work in creating podcasts and her love for storytelling. She also introduced the students to podcasts created by students similar in age.
Later this spring WWP will offer an after school media series at Willa Cather School. The series will build upon earlier sessions and will involve 8th graders serving as news reporting covering the Garfield Park community.