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Welcome to the New Learning Library
Digital literacy is critical for today’s students. Understanding how to communicate, research and think in a digital world makes all the difference in college and career readiness for students. This library of resources can help you expand digital learning opportunities for students.
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WKU Mountain Workshop Projects
by: Julie Jones
Mountain Workshops Teacher Track 2015: Julie Jones
by: Susan Colbert

Teacher Julie Jones from Webster County High School explains the impact of participating in the 2015 Mountain Workshops in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Dataseam – Mountain Workshop – The Journey
by: Sasha Fight

Profile of Lori Corbin, Webster County Schools.

Lori overcame obstacles with her confidence in her abilities regarding her photography and photojournalism skills to become someone who now uses her camera to capture beautiful moments and someone who can say “I took that picture and I think that’s a really good picture, and I think you’ll think that too.”

Back To School (2015)
by: Hunt and Evans

The 2015 WKU Mountain Workshops was a great opportunity for teachers to challenge themselves, grow and gain new perspective on not only their digital communication skills, but learning and teaching in general.  Three and one half days (sun up to sun down) of learning, experiencing, reviewing, correcting, advancing, and pushing.  The teachers show some of their work and talk about what they gained from this exceptional experience.

This is the 40th year of the WKU Mountain Workshops and the 6th year that Dataseam has sponsored a Teacher Track to help Kentucky educators take advantage of the professional journalism talent that works as coaches for the program.  The workshop started as a hands-on project to document one room school houses in Kentucky and now features a different Kentucky town each year.  This year was Frankfort.



Keeping Traditions Alive (2014)
by: Teacher Track Participants

Nine educators took part in an intense 3-1/2 day workshop to experience using digital tools to research, develop and produce a story about the connection between Berea College, the town and the craft art community. We learned a great deal about communicating with words, visuals and emotion. We hope you enjoy the final project.

Lean On Me
by: Greg Moore

Multimedia project created during the Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops 2011 in Somerset, KY. Thanks to Dataseam and WKU for the wonderful opportunity.

Teacher Track (2011)
by: Randy Evans

Eleven teachers from Dataseam schools participated in the 2011 WKU Mountain Workshops. Teachers spent five days with some of the country’s finest journalist, photographers and videographers. They learned how to develop a story and communicate their message using words, images and power. This piece gives viewers a glimpse at the energy and shares some of the final photos.

A Teacher’s Lens (2012)
by: Teacher Track

Eleven teachers from Dataseam schools participated in the 2012 WKU Mountain Workshops in Henderson, KY. Learning to tell visual stories and developing strategies to take back to their classroom. http://mountainworkshops.org/

Research and Development
by: Randy Evans

Good work takes planning, research, development and THINKING. Dana gives us some of her thoughts on the story development in this short video.

Renaissance on the River (2013)
by: Teacher Team

Final video project for the 2013 WKU Mountain Workshop Teacher Track. Teachers combined their skills and efforts to capture photos, video, sounds, interviews, moments, and movement to tell their story of the Owensboro River Front.

The Interview
by: Randy Evans

Making the interview it informative, interesting and professional. WKU MW coach Mark Osler helped teachers think through, set up, conduct and improve the way they captured an interview.

Production and Edit
by: Randy Evans

Producing the video takes a team effort. Editing is a review, edit and repeat operation. The 2013 teacher team organized to record, video, photograph, edit, review, edit and improve their projects.

The Story Line
by: Randy Evans

Getting the single story line helps keep a tight, interesting and meaningful piece. Tori gives insight into the discussion and what this story may become.

Research and Development
by: Randy Evans

Good work takes planning, research, development and THINKING. Dana gives us some of her thoughts on the story development in this short video.

Basics of Photography
by: Randy Evans

Photos created by Dataseam students and teachers are used to demonstrate the following concepts in photographic composition: rule of thirds, compositional balance, camera angles, framing, and leading lines.   Presentation of these concepts is available in PPT and KEYNOTE files to download below.   It may take a few minutes they are large files.


Dataseam Teacher Track

In today’s world one needs to be able to analyze, understand and effectively communicate to others using all the tools available. Images, sounds, facts, motion and emotion. Each year a select group of educators gather with journalism professionals from around the world to immerse themselves in modern communication.

To apply for the 2016 Workshop simply email (education@kydataseam.com) by September 21th. Provide two sample photos you have created along with a brief outline of what you teach and what you plan to gain from this experience. Space is limited. You do not have to be an expert photographer/videographer to qualify.

Here are some of the resources, presentations and work that are part of this workshop.

The integration of multimedia technology and teaching of the common core merge in project-based learning, THE PROCESS. This video illustrates how the common core, teaching strategies, integration of technology, multidisciplinary instruction, collaboration, learning styles, etc. are weaved throughout THE PROCESS. The steps of the process can easily be modified to accommodate any common core content in a project-based learning activity.

Project-Based Video Production

Basic concepts in composition and photography to help your images bring better attention to the subject and provide a purpose your photos.

Purposeful Images

Four-minute video discusses the use of light, camera angles, composition and content to make images that communicate and tell a story. Includes PDF presentation to share with your class.

The Interview-Better Story Telling

Six-minute video demonstrating the steps to plan, execute and capture better interviews. Provides lighting, sound and interview tips.

Building Better Documentaries

Series of short videos coving Shooting and Editing, Illustrating with Graphics, Lighting, Sound and Storytelling designed to help you and your students create video and images to better tell a story.

Sample Documentary Video
Dream-John Goodlette Story

Young boy from Hazard, KY that grew up dreaming of flying airplanes and help America land a spacecraft on Mars.

Green Hill Therapy-Mya’s Story

Mother relates the success for her daughter as a result of receiving therapy at Green Hill.

Green Hill Therapy-Bradley’s Story

Therapist at Green Hill help young man better communicate with and integrate into his family.


Documents the efforts of a group of Morehead State University Students that launched a satellite into space.

Labor of Love by Katie Falkenberg

2010 Mountain Workshops piece that found a deeper love story from what appeared to be a simple assignment about a dog grooming company.

Before and After The Process

Whirligig. Two videos showing and execution BEFORE and AFTER using THE PROCESS. After being taught the Process of creating a video communication, student redid their video lab report resulting in not only better production, but also increased clarity, communication and learning.

Sample Student Assignments

Three sample video projects developed and produced by teachers during Digital Classroom Workshops.

Past WKU Mountain Workshops

Work created by teachers at the workshops.