NMB Hold Digital Storytelling Pilot Workshop

September 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

In partnership with US non-profit StoryCenter, the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] recently held a six-week intensive digital storytelling pilot workshop for local educators.

A spokesperson said, “A group of local educators will be returning to school with new skills after a National Museum of Bermuda professional development workshop that took place over the summer.

“In partnership with US non-profit StoryCenter, NMB brought a small cohort of local middle school educators together [from public and private schools] for a six-week intensive digital storytelling pilot workshop. Digital storytelling is a simple, creative process through which people with little or no experience in film-making gain skills to tell a personal story in a two-minute film using predominantly still images and voiceover.

“The goals of the NMB workshop were to introduce teachers to digital storytelling, have them create their own personal digital story, and bring newly acquired skills into the classroom so they can teach their students how to research, document and share their own family histories.

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“Digital storytelling builds important skills including, but not limited to, communication skills, digital literacy, empathy, and expanding interest and pride in one’s own family, community, and national histories. Learning how to write and share one’s personal story is more relevant than ever. The process helps people to discover themselves, create their own story and critically assess how to share it with others.”

Lisa Howie, NMB Director of Learning & Engagement said, “As we each worked through the steps of creating our own digital story, it was easy to see why this multi-literacy tool will be an asset in any classroom, and transferable across subject areas. I want to commend the teachers who participated as we all know how challenging last school year was.

“I look forward to hearing about classroom experiences and following how students embrace this.”

The spokesperson said, “This workshop was one of four TPDs the Museum offered in the 2020-21 school year and NMB is working with the Department of Education to hold five more free TPD workshops during the 2021-22 school year.

“Guided by its Education Strategy [2019], the National Museum of Bermuda is shifting how and whose history is taught in Bermuda classrooms. With its Teacher Professional Development Programme series ‘Moving the Needle,’ NMB provides accurate historical content, new teaching methods, and free workshops for local educators to make history relevant to today’s learners.

“To learn more about NMB’s teacher trainings, visit here.”

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