Monday, September 17, 2012
Meridian Stories is a new educational initiative in Maine that blends art and technology with core curricular objectives. The program is based on a series of bi-monthly digital storytelling competitions for Middle and High School students. Each competition challenges students to create short-form stories using images, words, video, audio and music in assignments that relate to science, math, history and language arts.
Meridian Stories was successfully piloted in 15 schools and now is doubling the program capacity to accommodate 30. Schools from Aroostook County to Bangor, Bethel, Freeport and Portland have already signed up. Participation fees range from $75 to $350 depending on involvement. If you are interested in participating in this initiative you can find more at www.meridianstories.com.