DSU Students Tell Stories in Madison Classrooms

Dakota State University’s Department of Digital Arts and Design is noted for its cutting edge approach to the arts and technology, but their students will be going “back to their roots” as they practice traditional storytelling skills for Madison 4th graders.

Dr. Susan Conover’s Storytelling class, consisting of 14 Digital Storytelling and Production Animation majors, will perform a variety of well known and original children’s stories appropriate for their 4th grade audience. Conover states, “These students are experts at telling stories digitally with video, digital photography, digital audio and digital animation. We hope to make them even stronger digital storytellers by increasing their knowledge and abilities in the traditional, oral methods of communicating story. We believe in the old saying, you can’t go forward until you know where you’ve been.”

4th grade teachers Mrs. Eich and Mrs. Macziewski will host the students on Monday, November 9 from 10:00-11:00 and Mrs. Satter and Mrs. Helgestad will host the students at the same time Friday, November 13.

Last Updated: 8/12/11