emPOWERed Stories: Phases Two and Three

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

The Clay Center for Arts and Sciences of West Virginia will create professional learning communities of teachers and after-school staff serving 7th grade students at seven partner schools using digital storytelling as a tool to explore energy-related topics impacting their communities. West Virginia's role as a leading coal producer and the impact of natural gas drilling served as strong influencing factors in the creation of this STEAM project, titled emPOWERed Stories. Students will create an exhibit that incorporates these digital stories. The results will inform the broader field on ways to better blend formal and informal education experiences to become more potent learning environments.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

William Jeffries, Principal Investigator, Center for Arts and Sciences of West Virginia


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0151-14
Funding Amount: $138,709


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Physics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions | Projects
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media