Pitcher Plant

Creators: Gage Trimble, David Sammons and Simon Thach – Highland Elementary School   About TransMedia Storytelling on The Holler: Digital storytelling, specifically video production, requires knowledge of many subjects and topics within those content areas, but the foundational material can be taught using a specific set of skills. Thinking visually, interviewing and connecting with people, planning production, using […]

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My Eyes

Creators:  Misti Smith and Makenzie Maynard – Pikeville Independent High School For our short film, we wanted to tell a story about something that everyone can relate to – Growing up. As seniors, we are faced with many difficult decisions that will affect the rest of our lives. This video shows how we were able to […]

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Holler Out Loud

I have been teaching a Journalism class for 26 years. In my early years at Fleming-Neon High School, the class mainly focused on creating and selling the school yearbook. If we were lucky, we were able to produce a few issues of a school paper. Multi-media journalism was out of the question. After 9/11 our […]

Graphic Arts Online Course

As an educator in the field of art, I sometimes feel overwhelmed and exhausted when trying to find opportunities for my students to experience new things in the art world. Due to the lack of funding in education, overall, I rarely ask for art supplies. We seldom ever have opportunities to leave our classroom, aside […]

Picture This

Picture this. How many times have you said these words when you are preparing to tell or share something that has happened? We want the person we are talking with to visualize the story we are sharing. Letcher County Central High School is so blessed and fortunate to have Doug Adams as our Art instructor. […]

Create and Be Heard

Last year, I walked into my Sophomore English classes to explain The Holler absolutely sure that they were going to think that the opportunity was as awesome as I did. Instead, after talking to twenty-five blank expressions for ten minutes, I stopped mid-sentence. What I had said wasn’t sparking anything in them, so I rephrased […]

Our School Our Story

Three, two, one, action! Hello everyone, my name is Rebekah Gooslin and for the past five years, this has been my role at Phelps Elementary. Since the first day I was interviewed, our principal asked if I would bring the Arts back into our school. I thought, “How amazing is this? I get to go […]

The Beginning of Our Journey Down the Holler

In the late 70’s, it was difficult to get an art education job in my hometown area, so I continued working outside of my field thinking I would never get a chance at my Plan “A.” After working 19 years in the coal mining industry, fate brought me to Paintsville Independent Schools to use the […]