Summer Courses on Leadership, E-Portfolios, and Digital Storytelling

NEW Summer Courses from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity:

GEN ST 344: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio
Term A: TTh, 3:30pm-5:40pm,   SLN#11630 (2 credits),
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,
Term B: TTh 11:30am-1:30pm,   SLN#11631 (2 credits),
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,

Today’s employers want college students who can highlight their learning in

connection with real-world experiences. This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your lifegoals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal eportfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goal, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no former experience with technology is necessary).

GEN ST 348: Leadership from the Inside Out
Term A: MTWTh, 12:40 pm-3:20 pm,   SLN#11632 (5 credits),
Instructor: Francesca Lo,

Over the past twenty years, a revolution has occurred in the way leadership is

conceptualized across most fields and disciplines. The concept of leadership has
moved from being leader-centered, individualistic, hierarchical, focused on universal
characteristics, and highlighting power over followers to a new vision where leadership is process centered, collective, context bound, nonhierarchical, and focused on mutual power and influence. This summer intensive class offers a highly experiential opportunity to guide you in incorporating cutting-edge leadership theories and knowledge into your own style of working with and leading others. We will explore intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational andtransitional leadership skills needed for socially responsible leadership. Grounded in revolutionary concepts in leadership, this class focuses on developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to serve as effective change agents in your communities and fields of work.

GEN ST 349: Digital Storytelling for Future Leaders who want to Make a Difference
Term B: TTh, 2:20pm-5:10pm, SLN#11633 (3 credits),
Instructor: Matt Wojciakowski,

Learn how to make a digital video. Learn how to tell a good story. Explore social issues that you care about and what effective leaders and followers are doing to make a difference. Develop your skills and understanding of what it means to lead and to work in a team. Students will work in teams to create a 3-5 minute digital story about an issue they share a passion around. Stories should reflect knowledge gained from interviews with people dedicated to working on the issue, personal understandings and experiences from members of the storytelling team, and concepts of service and leadership explored throughout the course. The course will conclude with a public viewing of the Digital Stories held in a theater on the UW campus.

***NOTE: It’s 10-18 credits, not 9-18 credits (as it says in the image on point #8)***

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