The Public Broadcasting Service will conclude its four-part American Portrait series at 4:00 p.m. PST on April 28 with a Spanish-language virtual learning event developed in partnership with Latino Public Broadcasting. “Somos Testigos (We Are Witnesses)” will focus on teachers using technology to highlight inclusive narratives and help students tell their own stories, as well as witness the stories of others.
Presenters will discuss the evolution of technology and the ways tech advancements can facilitate and enhance equality between people, and how technology can assist in storytelling at the local, national and global levels. The conversation will be led in Spanish by Glenda Lozada, a PBS “Superstar” and fourth grade teacher from Puerto Rico. She will share how to use the American Portrait series to help students use digital narratives to share their own experiences. Lozada and her students will offer an inside look at the recent devastating natural disasters in Puerto Rico, and you’ll see the aftermath through their eyes, from initial impact through the recovery process.
American Portrait is a virtual professional development series that asks the question of Americans, “Who are we?” Interested educators can register here.