Multiplier event at Brussels

During the Brights multiplier events we introduce teachers, youth workers and other enthusiasts to the step-by-step program on how to create a Digital Story and coach them to facilitate this training to their target group.

This event starts with a small theoretic session on how Digital Storytelling evolved through the years and what the pedagogical and therapeutic background is of the method. But as the focus is on a non-formal way of learning we keep this part short and dive in the method itself as fast as possible, because the best way to learn what Digital Storytelling really is, is to create one yourself.

 

After some warm-up games with the beautiful illustrated cards of the storytelling board game Dixit we start to discuss the Global Citizen Education topics covered in the Brights Mooc. From these we pick a topic, start writing our own stories around it and share them in story circles. In these story circles we take the necessary time to share, reflect and discuss the personal stories that everyone brought to the table. Once all stories are shared we quickly dive into the topic of which images and sound they could use and where the participants can find it in a legal way through “Creative Commons” content.  With their story, images and sound ready they can now start editing with iMovie to produce their own digital story.

At the end of this packed program they learned how to edit a video, find rights-free images, tell and structure a story, record their own voice and on top of it all how to teach this all to their own target group.