Currently, I am a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Vermont. Digital storytelling has become a primary interest of mine in recent years, and currently it is one of my possible dissertation topics. Previous to this year, I have been a faculty member in the Department of Education and part of our university's PT3 grant researching the impact of electronic portfolios in pre-service teacher preparation. In this capacity, I worked with Dr. Cynthia Reyes to introduce digital storytelling to pre-service teachers in the middle level program. Students in this class created literacy autobiographies in a digital story format. We have been amazed by the stories our pre-service teachers are telling about their personal journeys in literacy. This summer Dr. Ellen Thompson and I are teaching a digital storytelling course to in-service teachers. The focus of this course is -- "Developing Literacy Through Digital Storytelling." We will use this site and many others to inform our work.