Jennifer S. Jones Digital Storytelling

Contact

Jennifer S. Jones
LTC Productions, LLC
5922 King James Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
917-971-7817
Jennifer@LetterstoClio.com
www.LetterstoClio.com

About/ Bio

Jennifer S. Jones is a writer and performer with a diverse background in education, community development, and storytelling. She holds an MFA (Playwriting) from NYU, Tisch and has written and performed around the world, including: off-Broadway, in universities, for local high-schools, and for Fortune 500 companies. Jennifer has been commissioned by Hildebrandt International, Thomson Reuters, Beazley of London, and the Stanford Symphony. Her one-woman show based on first person interviews with the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina, "Appearance of Life," is the most critically acclaimed and recognized of her plays, and is still on tour today.

Jennifer has traveled the world, recording women’s stories and crafting their voices into theatrical shows for the Letters to Clio series. Stories and photographs of her adventures are a staple of any workshop or residency she conducts in the classroom. As an experienced arts educator, Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings from elementary and middle-schools to high-schools and universities. Jennifer works with educators and students to blend art and technology in the classroom through the creation of original Digital Stories, a modern interpretation of an ancient art form.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker at conferences on art and technology and routinely presents Professional Development trainings at local schools and universities.

Educational Training

  • MFA (Playwriting) from the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU, Tisch – Chair Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement
  • BA (Theatre) Connecticut College
  • Teaching Artist Institute (TAI III) – Young Audiences Arts for Learning. The purpose of TAI III is to integrate the arts into the classroom using common core and state standards in curriculum. Residencies are designed to be PD embedded.

Fees

  • $400 per day. Travel expenses and lodging are not included. Residencies vary between 5 – 7 days in length.
  • Professional Development Training - $500 for 90 Minute Training $835 for Full Day

Audience

  • Workshops: 4th – 12th though lessons may be tailored to any age group
  • Residencies: 4th – 12th
  • Professional Development: Teachers who wish to incorporate Digital Storytelling, or elements of the four elements of Digital Storytelling, such as picture writing, into the classroom.

Educational Programs

In this active learning residency, students will create a 3-5 minute Digital Story based on the curriculum connection (ELA, History, Science or Math). Students will engage in the four elements of Digital Storytelling – Language, Image, Voice, and Sound – by writing, photographing, recording, and editing their own Digital Stories. Students will reflect on peers’ Digital Stories using theater/art vocabulary.

Digital Storytelling may be implemented across curriculums to meet Visual Arts, Common Core, and State Technology Standards. Digital Storytelling combines four elements: Language (the story), Images (original photographs), Voice (recorded telling of the story) and Sound (music / soundtrack). In the 21st century classroom, we have the capability to use technology to enhance learning of subject-area standards while developing students’ visual literacy and technology skills. The process of creating a Digital Story allows students to gain proficiency in writing and research, visual and sound literacy, oral speaking, critical thinking, collaboration, and project management skills.

* Artist provides all necessary technology. All that is needed is access to a computer lab.

Professional Development Training – The purpose of this workshop is to inspire teachers to integrate Digital Storytelling to motivate students’ desire to imagine, write, edit, critique, and collaborate. Digital Storytelling uses language, images, voice, and music to effectively convey an idea through the use of technology. In this workshop teachers will learn how the logical sequencing power of storyboards, combined with the hands-on engagement of drawing, enhances students’ understanding of new concepts.

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