WS-Digital Storytelling for Educators

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on 02 Jun 2018 7:58 AM

Going Beyond "Once Upon a Time"

Besides key learning takeaways from the Foundational Course in Digital Storytelling, the Educators workshop will also give teachers handles on how to use digital storytelling for blended learning: in the classroom as well as an eLearning tool. It is suitable for educators teaching in upper primary up to tertiary level students. 

Course Introduction

Digital Storytelling, sometimes called “the baby brother of filmmaking,” is a non-geek storyteller’s doorway into the wonderful world of turning stories into multimedia. Get handles on the art and science of telling stories for this digital age. The Digital Storytelling process is useful for:

  • First-person stories (stories told from the storyteller’s point-of-view)**
  • Articulating an Organisation’s Brand Story
  • Team Building
  • And much more

The Educator’s workshop includes all of the above +PLUS

Ready to WOW us?

At the workshop, you will tell a story – it could be a personal story or work related story.

In the process of creating your masterpieces, enter the world of stories where the storytellers and listeners are allowed to enter the mind, heart and emotions of human experience. Be it a personal story or a business story, we are all people who want to relate with people. Laugh. Cry. Live.

Creating your story will also bring clarity on Story, Plot and Narrative. You will also understand the process of putting a video together. Very useful knowledge when you are in Corporate Comms and need to work with the videographer/media producer you have outsourced your video project to.

Watch Two Digital Stories

Here are two very different kinds of digital stories.

It’s Qing Hui’s story but edited and put together by Story Coach and Teachers at APSN Tanglin School
Plan B by Hay Qing Hui, Teacher Assistant, APSN Tanglin School

Created at a Tyros Workshop
Help Me Retire by Chris Pang, Educator, Nanyang Polytechnic

Learning Outcome

In this course, we will focus on how to create a 1 to 2-minute digital story that connects both with the heart and with the head.

At the workshop, you will discover:

  • The Art and Science of Telling Stories by watching sample digital stories
  • Our Story Coach’s 8 secret ingredients that make Great Digital Stories
  • Use our guided 5-Step template to Write Scripts for the digital storytelling genre
  • You will be coached to SHOW not tell
  • You will do a Storyboard – that’s when your script turns from something you read into something multisensory… with music, voice, pace, rhythm, pictures, moving images
  • How to articulate your voiceover
  • You will create a digital story using WeVideo, an amazingly powerful entry-level cloud video editing tool OR you may opt to use your preferred video editing software
  • We will spend on looking at your Workshop Project to discover how they can be improved. We will discuss on ways to use Digital Storytelling for Face-to-Face as well as online eLearning

Your Story Coach

ANGELINE KOH, founder and principal story coach @Tyros Global

"Be it a personal or business story, I love it when I see the spark in my participant's eyes when they showcase their first digital story. I was born in an analogue world – a world of stories and narrative – a digital immigrant discovering a way to thrive in the world of digital natives. Allow me to show you the wonder of both words – DIGITAL and STORYTELLING." <BIO HERE>

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, Training and Learning Faculty who need to connect with digital natives who can’t keep their hands of their mobiles
  • Educators, Learning and Development Heads who need to create media for classroom and eLearning
  • Subject Experts and Specialist who want to introduce their work or passion
  • Non-Geeks who need to communicate in this digital age
  • Marketing, Sales and PR Professionals
  • Leaders, Managers, Supervisors in Education
  • HR Specialists, Training Management
  • Educators who wants to tell stories for this FaceBook, Instagram, WhatsApp world

Essential Information

“I invested hours of trial and error so you can shortcut your learning!” – Your Story Coach

Your Investment includes a 2-week Complimentary Access to Premium Features in WeVideo, an online video editing tool. This will enable you to enjoy Premium feature not found in the free WeVideo account, including privacy control and higher quality videos. It also means you have time to refine your video after the workshop.

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the Course. (The real certificate is when you see your own students create their own stories.) 

What to Bring

PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP. Experience has shown that participants learn better using their own laptops. It will allow you to seamlessly continue refining your work after the workshop.

If you are using a company laptop, please be sure to have your IT department unlock any security features that may limit access to the internet or downloading of files. Laptops are also available for rent if you inform us when you register for the workshop.

We will be sending you a pre-workshop welcome with reminders and other information you will need to maximise your learning experience at the workshop.