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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.

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Class Schedule

This is a one day workshop on Thursday 6th July, 2017 Class time is 10am to 4pm Suitable for teachers and anyone interested in digital storytelling for social and environmental change

What you will learn
  • How to incorporate environmental and cultural stories in your classroom
  • How to challenge student thinking and inquiry with current events and global issues as we prepare students to thrive in our increasingly complex world
  • Explore digital storytelling as a pedagogical tool for your classroom
What you will get
  • Global, cultural, and environmental stories and lesson plans for teachers
  • Tuition from the Education Director of the The Global Oneness Project, an award-winning, free, multimedia education platform
  • Project ideas and teacher case studies

What to bring
  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Appropriate weather gear
  • Pen and paper
  • Laptop/tablet (optional)
What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothing for indoors. Appropriate gear for outdoor activities in Melbourne winter.

Appropriate for

Teachers and educators who want to inspire their students to rethink their relationship to the world


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CERES Education

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CERES – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.

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