Literacy, ELL and Digital Storytelling: 21st Century Skills in Action. Bay Area Writing Project teacher consultants Clifford Lee and Yumi Matsui lead their students through the "American Immigraton Project."

Find out more about the participating teacher consultants and explore their contributions and resources by clicking on a name or thumbnail image.

Dave Boardman

Messalonskee High School

Oakland, Maine

Maine Writing Project

Pen Campbell

St. Joseph High School

St. Joseph, Michigan

Third Coast Writing Project

Kevin Hodgson

Southampton, Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts Writing Project

Clifford Lee

Life Academy High School

Oakland, California

Bay Area Writing Project

Judith Rance–Roney

State University of New York

New Paltz, New York

Hudson Valley Writing Project

The Pearson Foundation and the National Writing Project invite you to explore a new online primer for educators, Profiles in Practice: Digital Storytelling, the first in a series designed to explore, document and share the experiences and recommendations of professional educators on innovative instructional strategies in the classroom. The inspiration for this resource lies in the notion that replicable, engaging projects are underpinned by effective writing, revision, collaboration, and presentation strategies, and that these strands of instruction address core skill development as well as opportunities for presenting 21st century skills in an authentic fashion. Encompassing classroom-tested ideas, recommendations, and projects, as well as best practices and resources, this primer was written by teachers – five experienced teacher consultants from across the U.S. – for teachers.

View participants’ contributions, discover samples of student work, download resources, and share educators’ challenges, experiences, insights, and tips for optimizing outcomes, by clicking the thumbnails to the left.

About the Collaboration: The Pearson Foundation/NWP Partnership

Over the past four years, the Pearson Foundation has worked with NWP sites and instructors across the country to provide digital storytelling workshops for students and professional development sessions for teachers. This edition of Profiles in Practice is the latest Pearson Foundation/NWP resource focused on writing effectively as a foundation for and essential component of digital storytelling.