Teaching the Next Generation


Eric Martin, former Interactive Media Specialist for Vision Maker Media, worked at Vision Maker Media from 1996-2015 and is currently the Content Media Strategist for Nebraska Educational Telecommunications.

Teaching the Next Generation

Date Posted: 
2012-07-17 00:00

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Recently, I was honored to participate in Native Public Media's Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course. Literally, at the same time I was in Santa Fe for the Digital Journalism and Storytelling Course, I was working to order the equipment for training of Ponca youth in Oklahoma and Nebraska, so they could tell stories about the importance of home. NAPT is also proud of the role they played in funding five Native youth to participate in the 7th Annual Superfly Filmmaking Experience.

With all these different programs cropping up that are training Native youth how to share their stories through different forms of media, I want to make sure we are learning from one another.

The first step is to identify different programs. I will keep updating this list. If you know of a program that you don't see listed here, please send me a message or add a comment to this post:

The next step is to start a dialogue. I've submitted a grant to GOODmaker to help with the costs, but feel it should be mostly done electronically, such as through Google+ Hangouts, etc.



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