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Storytelling 101: Student Voice in Action

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Storytelling 101: Student Voice in Action

Presented by Emily Bailin Wells, Ed.D., Independent Scholar and Adjunct Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning

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Young people are no longer solely consumers of media; they are also creators and influencers. Watch this edWebinar to get a better understanding of the basic concepts of media literacy education and multimodal storytelling and how to use them to engage your students in identity exploration activities that will foster self-awareness, empathy, and critical thinking.

Rooted in social justice and antiracist pedagogies, the information presented in this edWebinar includes an introduction to the basic tenets of media literacy and multimodal storytelling followed by a deeper dive into how these practices may be used as ways of igniting deeper self-exploration in the next generation of content creators.

Emily Bailin Wells, Independent Scholar and Adjunct Professor, shares:

  • The importance of recognizing young people as truth-tellers, knowledge-makers and experts on their lived experiences
  • How to create spaces and opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and deepen understanding
  • Tools and activity ideas to activate critical thinking and making skills with your students

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators. 

About the Presenter

Emily Bailin Wells holds an Ed.D. in communications and education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.S.Ed. in education, culture & society from the University of Pennsylvania. Emily’s areas of interest and expertise are in critical media literacy, anti-racist and social justice pedagogies, and identity inquiry through multimodal storytelling. Emily’s research and work are focused mostly on young people specifically around their identities (how they think about themselves and others), their relationships to popular culture, and their roles as media creators/producers and consumers. Emily is an educator committed to social justice work and is passionate about working alongside young people while simultaneously facilitating spaces and opportunities for young people to tell their stories and share their experiences through multimodal media compositions (e.g., digital stories, spoken word poetry, collage, music, still and moving images, etc.). She is an independent scholar and adjunct professor at both Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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