Digital Stories Project
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An on-going Arise Program objective, that has expanded to include Student Equity programs, the Digital Stories Project shares students’ stories and provide tools & resources for educators as we continue to serve students from underrepresented communities including students from Pacific Islander and South East Asian communities. With students’ courage and commitment, the Digital Stories Project continues to the momentum as a wave to fight the undercurrent of silenced voices among API students and further dispel the model minority myth.
Digital storytelling is a tool to reflect on our past and current services as educators. The integration of our student voices and experiences into course content enables us to diversify the curriculum and shift towards student centered curriculum. This shift would come on the waves of collaboration and partnership from administrators, faculty, staff, and more importantly students.
The process of digital storytelling has inadvertently began the process of acceptance and healing for our students and the struggles they face. While academically, our digital stories are valuable tools that have been shared with administrators, staff, faculty, and educators to provide a better understanding of the diversity of students. They have also become resources, possible future research resources, to aid in bettering our services.