What is the digital storytelling program?
Young Audiences partnered with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. to create and pilot a digital storytelling residency program. YAWAC wanted to create programming that allowed middle school and high school students to explore personal narrative and then ask - what if I told my story digitally? YAWAC then partnered with the Center for Digital Storytelling in order to build a program that not only delivers on English Language arts standards but also delivers on numerous arts standards all the while creating conscious consumers of digital media among the participating students.
How does the digital storytelling program work?
Under the guidance and direction of a professional teaching artist, high and middle school students in select schools will experience the full process of creating a digital story. The teaching artist will deliver a 12 session residency which will include delving into the creative process, honing their writing skills, exploring narrative and discovering a variety of digital art forms to help tell their stories. At the end of the program, students will have produced a 3-5 minute digital story that is a narrative rooted in personal experience. The entire program will culminate in a screening of these students-created digital stories at the Woodruff Arts Center and select projects will be published to www.yawac.org.
Outcomes for the digital storytelling program
Students participating in the Digital Storytelling Project will produce a digital story rooted in personal narrative that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the audience, maintains focus throughout and signals closure. Georgia Performance Standard (ELA10W1)
Partners and Sponsors of this program include: