A MULTIMODAL WAY OF BRINGING COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY & CONTENT TO THE CLASSROOM
Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 June 2010 9am4pm
During this two-day hands-on workshop, participants will create their own digital story. This will involve training in how to use the easily accessible and free software, and discussions about the methodology and how participants can adapt it to their particular teaching contexts.
Digital stories are multimodal texts that weave together oral and written language, images and music into engaging three minute movies. The stories are inspired by significant events in the narrator's life and/or can be based on a certain theme. Digital storytelling can be used in K12 and adult classrooms:
- to teach content, be it concepts in physics or events in history
- to develop literacy (including additional/foreign languages)
- for teacher/practitioner professional development
- to build a strong sense of community and a positive learning environment, and
- for developing agency and self-esteem in youths from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds (including Indigenous, hearing impaired and non-English speaking students).
Upon registering, participants will receive instruction on how to prepare for the workshop. This will include watching examples of digital stories, writing initial scripts and sourcing most of the images they will need. This pre-workshop preparation can be expected to take about 8 hours. Participants will need a computer and internet access at home, and may wish to bring their own laptop.
Kirsty McGeoch is an English language instructor with over 12 years of experience teaching both in Australia and abroad particularly in Asia and South America. After completing her Master of Education degree at the University of Sydney in 2005, she received an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship to write her PhD thesis on digital storytelling in second language teaching and learning, also through the University of Sydney. She continues to work part-time teaching and giving professional development workshops in the areas of digital storytelling and TESOL.
This course is approved as 20 hours Institute Registered Continuing Professional Development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. NSWIT Course Code C04117. Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number on your registration form if you want your participation recognised.
Fees & Registration
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$400 Individuals | $370/$350/$340 Groups from the same school (Fees per person, GST inclusive)
Education Building (A35), Manning Rd, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Please email or phone her on 9351 6329.