Frank Guttler Takes Digital Storytelling Techniques to The Classroom

Digital Media literacy advocate, educator and Premier Speaker, Frank Guttler, was the guest on Digital Storytelling guru Bernajean Porter's Campfire Chat podcast recently where he spoke about using film/video production to achieve Common Core Standards & 21st Century Literacy in core subject classrooms.

The Campfire Chat podcast is a production of the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) digital storytelling special interest group and during the hour-long conversation entitled "Hollywood Comes to the Classroom", Frank presented what he described as the 1st year of film school compressed into an hour. Topics ranged from the fundamentals of screen grammar, creating visual narratives with thoughtful shooting & composition and classroom-ready challenges & resources.

Frank also previewed many of the techniques and lessons in his Lights, Camera, Learn! series of workshops and presentations he leads since joining Premier Speakers Buereau.


Frank Guttler is a film/video educator, professional development trainer, Adjunct Professor at Wilkes University School of Professional & Graduate Studies and is consultant to the Los Angeles County Office of Education with over 13 years experience developing and leading transformational visual literacy and basic ?lmmaking workshops and presentations at state, national and international conferences for K-12 educators.

After a sucessful career in news, television and film production Frank began his conversion as an educator when recruited produce the Computer Media Salon speaker series at the American Film Institute Professional Training Division. Eventually he stepped onstage as training leader and speaker as Associate Director of the AFI K-12 Screen Education Center after developing ground breaking training content and curriculum with an eye to making the tools and processes of filmmakers accessible to educators of all subjects and grade levels.

In addition to his work with adult learners the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Wilkes University, Frank was a former classroom video teacher having developed a career-track media production program at International Polytechnic High School. He was a teaching artist for the Skirball Cultural Center's Teaching our World thru the Arts outreach to area Middle Schools. His Lights, Camera, Learn! Workshop Series is gaining popularity as an engaging and unique alternative to stale 'technology-centric' professional development training.
Frank is a Lead Learner with the Computer Using Educators Association, a Google Certified Teacher, award winning conference workshop presenter and presented workshops and lectures internationally as Lead Faculty at the Flat Classroom Conferences in Doha, Qatar and most recently Beijing, China.

Frank has presented workshop for Apple Distinguished Educators, Discovery Educator Network, Macworld Conference & Expo, International Student Media Festival, California Association of Independent Schools, International Student Media Festival, International Society for Technology in Education and the Google Teacher Academy.

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