George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michael Hernandez

Cinematic Arts and Broadcast Journalism teacher, Los Angeles, CA

Michael advises a nationally award-winning broadcast journalism and cinematic arts program in the Los Angeles Area. He speaks regularly on multimedia journalism and technology integration at national conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, CUE and the National High School Journalism Convention. His work emphasizes collaborative, interdisciplinary storytelling and how educators can empower students to affect social change. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google For Education Certified Innovator and PBS Lead Digital Innovator.

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  • Education Equity

    Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

    Successful social justice projects require raising students’ awareness about issues and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.
  • PBL Assessment

    Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

    Because PBL is about more than learning content, PBL teachers should investigate and experiment with multi-model strategies for assessing their students' learning skills.
  • Student Voice

    Empowering Students Through Multimedia Storytelling

    By telling their stories through multimedia, students develop skills in critical thinking, writing, research, and collaboration, as well as owning their learning and effecting change.