CCC Digital Learning Day Showcase Speakers
Digital Storytelling: The Why, What, and How of Creativity, Learning, and Assessment
Students accomplish their goals and learn relevant skills through practice, careful time management and teamwork. Through digital storytelling, Marco Torres and Fabiola Torres present a position promoting skills that are relevant to students’ lives and connected with the world beyond the classroom. Through authentic projects that are central to the education of the 21st Century, digital storytelling encourages appropriate context for learning in the information age.
Two Mexican Immigrants gave birth to Fabiola Torres in the French Hospital at Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, USA. Fabiola is first and foremost an instructor of Ethnic Studies at Glendale Community College (GCC). Her current leadership roles include committee member of the Online Education Initiative for the State of California, Statewide Academic Senate Accreditation Task Force and California Community College Distance Education Coordinators Organization. Her pedagogical principles are inspired by her M.A. from Chicano Studies (CSUN), and in Learning Technologies and Theory (Pepperdine’s School of Education and Psychology) and Paulo Freire.
Marco taught middle school and high school for ten years. He also was a media coach, an education technology director, and one of the professional learning leaders for one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. Marco is also a professional filmmaker and photographer who uses digital storytelling to add value to his curriculum and showcase evidence. He has been recognized locally and internationally for his accomplishments in the classroom, focusing on teacher learning and storytelling. As the Sr. Specialist/Learning Engineer at Apple, he was in charge of designing and implementing a learning plan for the Los Angeles Unified School District.