Arevalo created The
Mirror Project which uses video, writing and photography
as vehicles for discovering, developing and expressing one's
own voice. Through The Project, urban youth have created more
than 150 video documentaries about their everyday experiences.
the director of integrated technology at West Tisbury School,
K-8, in West Tisbury, MA. She conducts technology training workshops;
develops and implements school and district technology plans;
and created the West
Tisbury School website. Becker, who was named a 2000 Apple
Distinguished Educator, earned a master's degree in technology
and education from Columbia University.
the principal of Castano Design Associates, a web development
and training company based in Gloucester, MA. She is the founder
of the online community network ArtsGloucester.com,
and established the Sawyer
Free Library website. Castano teaches sculpture and web
development at the Women
In Technology (WIT) project at Vermont Technical College.
the director of technology integration at the Carmen Arace Middle
School in Bloomfield, CT., a wireless laptop school. He is a
speaker and workshop provider who recently spoke at the first
National Conference on Cyberethics. Crystal consults privately
to educational organizations.
the Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Learning Technologies in
the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. He currently
has grants from the National Science Foundation to develop
educational environments based on virtual reality technology;
from the U.S. Department of Education to create technology-based
science education materials for learning disabled secondary
students; and from the National Science Foundation to develop
shared virtual environments with digitized museum artifacts.
is media coordinator at the Media and Technology Charter High
(MATCH) school in Brookline. He was also the co-founder and
lead teacher of Propel, an organization that taught multi-media
authoring to students and teachers in the Cambridge Public
Schools. Destler earned a master's degree from Brown University
where he focused on the intersection between literacy and
is the director of the Teen Media Program and the Do
It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival
at the Community Art Center in Cambridge. Before joining
the Community Art Center in 1997, he developed and ran youth
video projects with Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses,
the South Boston Neighborhood House Arts Academy, and the
Creative Arts at Park summer camp in Brookline.
Farber lives and works at Northfield Mount Hermon
School, a 9-12 prep school in western Massachusetts. As an
educational technology specialist, he teaches media and theatre
and works closely with teachers and students on best-practice
integration of technology into teaching and learning. A former
Education Fellow at the Boston Museum of Science, Farber most
recently published work in Kairos:
a Journal for Teachers of Webbed Writing.
is a visiting scholar in MIT's Program in Comparative Media
Studies and a graduate student in the Simmons College MLS
program. She has served as visiting scientist at the MIT Center
for Educational Computing Initiatives and as an adjunct faculty
member in Lesley University's national technology in education
program. Hopper received her Ph.D. in 1993 from Purdue University
in educational computing and instructional design.
Jenkins is Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of Humanities
and Director of the Comparative
Media Studies Program. He has published widely on contemporary
media. His books include a study of movie comedy in the 1930s
and Textual Poachers, an influential account of media
audiences. His latest publication is The Children's Culture
Reader. He writes a monthly column on media and culture,
"Digital Renaissance," for Technology Review.
Kris Kay is program assistant at
Channel 98, a cable channel administered by the Cambridge
public schools based at Rindge and Latin High School. Kay
worked as an intern for The Mirror Project and teaches video
production to children, teens and adults in a variety of after-school
programs and workshops at schools around Massachusetts and
at the Boston Film/Video Foundation.
Mark Kelsey coordinates Cambridge's
Media Literacy program. Before that, as educational access
TV coordinator for the Wakefield Public Schools, he created
a five-credit curriculum for TV production while supervising
the high school TV studio and TV channel. Under Kelsey's guidance,
that channel was a national finalist for Overall Excellence
in Educational Access at the Hometown USA Video Festival.
Kelsey also served as executive director of the start-up Winthrop
Community Access, where he taught thousands of people of all
ages TV production, computer art and scriptwriting.