This main page highlights my work experience, program development and recent project work. The portfolio section details creative projects by type. Enjoy your visit!
TechHeroes for the Heroic Imagination Project
Brendan and Jenny with the Mobile Media Lab
Technology has become a vital part of our everyday life but not for seniors and they often feel left behind. In an effort to bridge the digital divide for seniors, the TechHeroes program fosters increase mental health, and aptitude through supported and effective use of technology. Many residents love to research old friends contact information, watch video of concerts, shop, email and connect with family on social media. This is what Betty had to say from on of our focus group meetings . . .
"We want to show high school students to see our world and we want to experience their world".
Supported and funded through Dr. Zimbardo and Heroic Imagination Project, through a generous donation and grant. My first project with Dr. Zimbardo was to create an information network for the attendees of the Heroic Imagination Conference held at Stanford University. The goal was to create a collaborative work space for the core team of the the Heroic Imagination Project to showcase current work, strategies and ideas. Some outcomes accomplished by this network were the development of Heroic Imagination community building efforts, resourcing ideas and program development.
I was so inspired by the mission, I realized I would love to see my dream realized of unlocking the elderly that are isolated in residential care facilities. Dr. Zimbardo mentored and supported me through encouragement and review of the TechHeroes program description and grant proposal that was awarded funding for the 2 year pilot program.
Outcomes: Grant Writing, Program Development, Technology Implementation, Training/Orientation and Outreach
Bridging the Digital Divide
Celia watches on as her granddaughter and son show her family Facebook pages and photos.
The Internet has become the library of today and the communication hub for sharing email, photos and video. Providing access, support and tools necessary to successfully navigate the information conduit of today is our goal.
Academy of Art University
Students at Stanbridge now have access to the state of the art technology. The program is inspiring, the students are thriving through information literacy and leveraging the power of technology tools.
Students are Eager to Use the New Tools!
Digital Photography Program
Photo Credit: Chad S. 8th grade
In collaboration with a generous grandparent the launch of the Digital Photography Program began, with grant funding awarded to Chartwell School. I worked with Kris Hill and Gerry Davis to develop the Digital Photography Program. The program provides students with cameras for use during class and a special field trip/classroom set is available for checkout by teachers for use on projects in class and experiential trips. The program continues to foster creative photographic inspiration through the annual photo contest, which is judged by top photographers in the field.
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