Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Workshop with Cleary Vaughan-Lee
Are you looking to incorporate environmental and cultural stories in your classroom?
This workshop will explore multimedia stories in the form of short documentary films and photography from the Global Oneness Project, an award-winning educational multimedia platform.
How can the natural world help us to understand ourselves? This question will be explored as well as the following themes: effects of climate change, coastal living, cultural displacement, and our human connection to the environment. Personal and interdisciplinary connections will be shared along with classroom questions and reflective writing assignments to challenge student thinking and inquiry as we prepare students to thrive in our increasingly complex world.
Project ideas and teacher case studies will also be shared.
About the Facilitator
Cleary Vaughan-Lee is the Education Director for the Global Oneness Project, an award-winning, free, multimedia education platform providing global, cultural, and environmental stories and lesson plans for teachers. She launched the education arm of the organization in 2010 and is the lead writer for the project’s lesson plans. Cleary hosts educational workshops for teachers and students at conferences, schools, and universities. She is committed to providing a humanistic lens to educational content and helping teachers and students engage with timely, culturally relevant topics. Cleary contributes to Education Week TED Ed, Asia Society, and PBS. The Project’s lesson plans and films are featured on TED Ed, PBS Learning Media, Share My Lesson, The New York Times, Edmodo, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian, among others.