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Explore transmedia storytelling — telling a single story across multiple media platforms — as a means to help students engage with challenging cultural issues of civic responsibility, diversity, and social justice. You will emerge with valuable instructional strategies that will help your students experience stories and media more critically and help you (or your faculty) lead group discussions of controversial issues in sensitive and supportive ways.
The explosion of books across genres being adapted for the screen (e.g., biography, dystopia, historical fiction) has created exciting new opportunities to employ transmedia storytelling in support of student learning and development. In this program, you will learn to engage your students in substantive civic issues, such as equity, social justice, and diversity, in ways that are aligned with standards in language arts, social studies, and history. Discover new ways to motivate students’ engagement with fundamental 21st-century skills, including discussion and debate, identifying and evaluating evidence, and constructing and delivering convincing arguments.
In this one-of-a-kind experience, you will learn from HGSE faculty, senior leaders of media companies, filmmakers, and other content creators. Activities will include plenary sessions, small group discussions, film screenings, and protocols for dialogic instruction — informal conversation between students and teachers to stimulate thinking and advance understanding. You will examine issues and stories that are relevant to today’s students in a variety of workshops, studios, and lab exercises as you explore ways different content platforms can tell the same (or similar) stories.
This program will focus on several guiding questions, including:
Joe Blatt, senior lecturer on education and faculty director, Technology, Innovation, and Education Program, HGSE
Robert Selman, Roy Edward Larsen professor of education and human development, HGSE, and professor of psychology, Harvard Medical School
Randy Testa, former vice president of education and professional development, Walden Media
Tracy Elizabeth, doctoral candidate in Human Development and Education at HGSE
Tonya Lewis Lee, writer, producer, advocate, entrepreneur, and chief creator of Tonik Productions
Nikki Silver, producer and chief creator of Tonik Productions
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The comprehensive tuition includes all instructional materials and refreshments. Participants receive a certificate of participation and a letter confirming clock hours of instruction.
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of program acceptance and prior to the program start. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. While a purchase order confirms a reservation, an outstanding balance is maintained until payment is rendered. If funds are unable to be processed within these guidelines, a documented payment plan is to be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax, and received two weeks prior to the program start date.
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