This two-day workshop will introduce participants to digital storytelling and its role in supporting deep, meaningful learning in education and practice. Digital stories encourage creativity, engagement, and commitment to learning through the creation of video narratives that combine recorded voice, still and moving images, narration, and music or other sounds. This workshop will introduce approaches to designing assignments that focus on the creation of digital stories. The course also provides a hands-on opportunity for participants to create their own digital stories. The workshop covers the fundamentals and outlines the framework for creating a digital story with a simple script and a few images. Over the workshops, we will cover the following topics. An opportunity will be provided to try out the method and build your own project.
Registration is required for both days!
Day 1 (Friday February 12):
- Explore how using digital stories as a strategy fosters critical and interpretive thinking, giving learners/individuals the opportunity to express themselves in interactive ways.
- The best practices of digital storytelling will be provided.
- The building blocks for the creation of digital stories will be presented with examples.
- The resources and how to gather the parts of a digital story based on the elements will be shared and demonstrated.
- In addition, participants will learn the use of reflective assessment to measure and explore the learning through digital stories.
- One week of practice assignment to try out the tools on your own
Day 2 (Friday February 19):
- Participants will be using the best practices, building blocks, and resources learned to begin to develop their own digital story.