Storytelling 101: Student media-making and storytelling “edWeb-inar” series from Britannica

August 2, 2019

This fall, leverage the language your students are fluent in by learning the why and how of integrating storytelling and media skills in your classroom with three free webinars presented in August, September, and October, by edWeb.net and Britannica Digital Learning.

“Students need to beactive and reactive viewers—comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting,getting and giving knowledge.” – Edutopia

Media is the languageof choice for today’s students. To empower the next generation of citizens tothrive in a media-centric world, harness their existing communication skills byweaving media creation and storytelling elements into your curriculum.

We already know thatmotivated students are engaged students—ready to learn. As the task ofequipping pupils with the right kind of literacy and critical-thinking skills expands by the day, educators must tap into the motivating forcesof multimedia and storytelling.

Learn how to bring students’ passions and natural media engagement to the front of the class—and gain a powerful assessment tool by offering innovative ways of demonstrating knowledge—with the following three sessions:  


August Webinar

Storytelling 101: Empower students through multimedia storytelling

Join Storytelling 101: Empower students through multimedia storytelling on Tuesday, August 13 at 1 PM EDT. Unlock the power of storytelling to support your students to thrive and express themselves, while learning fundamental 21st century skills. Join children’s media and storytelling expert, Kim Wilson, for this edWebinar on how to engage and empower students through media and their own narratives. Can’t join live, don’t worry! Just register to receive a recording of the webinar.

September Webinar

Storytelling 101: Student Voice in Action

Join Storytelling 101: Student Voice in Action on Wednesday, September 25 @ 4:00 pm EDT. Young people are no longer solely consumers of media; they are also creators and influencers. Join this edWebinar to get a better understanding of the basic concepts of media literacy education and multimodal storytelling and how to use them to engage your students in identity exploration activities that will foster self-awareness, empathy, and critical thinking. Can’t join live, don’t worry! Just register to receive a recording of the webinar.

October Webinar

Storytelling 101: How media-making impacts cognitive development

Join Storytelling 101: How media-making impacts cognitive development on Monday, October 21 @ 4:00 pm EDT. The entertainment media that tweens and teens spend hours consuming shape their attitudes and behaviors, and as such can be an effective way to impact social learning. Meanwhile, technology, social media, and device accessibility have created a generation ready to share, critique, and be heard. This edWebinar will focus on positive youth development, entertainment media, and scientific research. Just register to receive a recording of the webinar.


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