Viewpoint: Free summer travel program a great opportunity for Michiana Youth

I first started riding our area’s bus system last year after years of thinking about how driving a car is hauling 2,000 pounds of steel, plastic, and rubber just to get me to school. Continue reading “Viewpoint: Free summer travel program a great opportunity for Michiana Youth”

Modeling the multimedia story

As a mass media teacher, I don’t always get to tell stories because I spend more time teaching about how to make them. When my principal recently asked me to make a film to show our school board, I saw an opportunity to tell a story, model the work, and collaborate with students. Continue reading “Modeling the multimedia story”

Showcase portfolios add authenticity to assessment

Students write every day for the Penn News Network, and they know that their work is collected in an automatic portfolio at  But in this upcoming semester, we will be striving to build our own portfolios where we do more than collect the stories we’ve told. Continue reading “Showcase portfolios add authenticity to assessment”