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Amplifying Student Stories and as an Equity-Minded Practice
Every student's voice matters, and every student has a story to tell. Providing opportunities for students to tell their stories is critical, especially in the online environment where sharing builds and deepens connection. Digital storytelling is special in that it humanizes the online experience by incorporating multimedia elements such as images, voice, music, and text. Through this asset-based practice, students are provided with flexibility and choice in their opportunities to share and respond. Instructors can further foster connection and engagement with students by sharing their own stories through video.

Maritez Apigo, Contra Costa College
Denise Maduli-Williams, San Diego Miramar College

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Comprehend digital storytelling as an equity-minded, humanizing practice that supports student success.
2. Apply strategies for integrating student and instructor narratives in their own courses.

This session will include captioning via Zoom's Live Transcript tool. If you require additional accommodations, please contact support@cvc.edu as soon as possible with details.

Feb 24, 2022 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Maritez Apigo
English Professor @Contra Costa College
For over two decades, Maritez Apigo (she/her) has had the honor of teaching English and ESL in community colleges, high schools, and middle schools in the Bay Area, California and in Hawaii. She has been teaching online since earning her M.A. in English and TESOL from SFSU in 2012, and she holds an Online Network of Educators (@ONE) Certificate in Online Teaching and Design and an @ONE Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching Principles. Currently, she is the Distance Education Coordinator, the Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator, and an online and hybrid English Professor at Contra Costa College. She trains faculty in online teaching pedagogy at the college, district, and state levels. She is an @ONE Online Course Facilitator of four courses and a CVC-OEI Online Course Reviewer. Her passions for social justice, equity, innovation, and student success are illuminated in her work.
Denise Maduli-Williams
Online Accessibility Mentor and an Associate Professor @San Diego Miramar College
Denise has had the privilege of teaching English and ESOL in a variety of settings for over two decades. From teaching in a California prison, a village in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and New York CIty public high schools, she finally found her home in community colleges, teaching at Harold Washington College in Chicago and the City College of San Francisco. Currently, she is the Online Accessibility Mentor and an Associate Professor at San Diego Miramar College teaching online, hybrid, and in-person. She also teaches graduate students at the University of San Diego’s MA TESOL Program and facilitates an @ONE course. Denise earned her M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a doctoral candidate at UCSD/CSUSM researching the impact of social presence factors in online learning success. She deeply believes equitable, humanized online experiences support student success and is absolutely delighted with the future of educational technology.