"Home and Away": Using museum objects to prompt stories and explore sense of place and belonging
"Home and Away" is a digital storytelling workshop that enhances the 4Cs (Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication) and improves literacy in second-language learners. In this three-day workshop participants from Spain coming to Washington DC for an international exchange program with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, supported by American students, will use museum objects as prompts to create videos of personal stories. No technical experience is necessary, but participants of all levels will:
- learn about the variety of resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
- experiment with storyboarding techniques for creative writing.
- learn how to record and edit an audio file.
- be supported in the selection of images and the production of a short video.
- reflect on the Digital Storytelling 5-steps process
- practice oral and written English language skills
- enhance identity through personal stories
- increase visual literacy through close looking at art
This workshop has been organised by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) in collaboration with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School.
Workshop facilitators are Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA).
This activity is part of “Storying” the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning, a research project led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme.Read More »