Michael Hernandez is an award-winning cinema and broadcast journalism educator who founded the Media Arts program at Mira Costa High School in California, United States. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, the 2015-16 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year, and a member of the National Geographic Teacher Advisory Board. A filmmaker at heart, Michael knows good storytelling can change minds and have a positive impact on the world, and for the last two decades he’s been putting that into practice in his teaching.

We invite educators to register in the free self-paced online course "Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Video." This course is one in a series of courses of the National Geographic Education program Storytelling for Impact. The course will provide educators with a deep understanding of the power of storytelling, the strength of photography as a visual tool with which to tell a story, and the value of photography as an instructional tool in their classroom.

"Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Video" was developed in partnership with Adobe, a champion for creativity and the power of storytelling.