We invite you to join us each semester at our events that feature a speaker who shares a unique perspective on using stories in learning, typically held in room 220 of Teacher Education Building (TEB) on the UW-campus, unless noted otherwise.
October 31st from Noon - 1 pm, room 220 Teacher Education
This October, we will welcome UW Madison Professor Steve Ackerman and Anne Pryor, Folk and Traditional Arts Specialist with the Wisconsin Arts Board. Steve and Anne will share an overview of "Wisconsin Weather Stories" and lead a group discussion. Come share stories focused on Wisconsin weather tales, and learn more about this innovative teacher resource.
Wisconsin Weather Stories partners include: UW-Madison's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Folklore Program, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Guest speaker: "How designers use and think about narrative while designing an educational video games." Chris Blakesley
1. Chris Blakesley's dissertation research explores engaged learning through narrative and video games. He will share findings of his study: "How designers use and think about narrative while designing an educational game.
2. "Sharing Through Stories" Community Event - with a call out to interested grads, Faculty, Staff, the Community to come and reflect on where we've been, shape and lead the group going forward.
Roles include: Participant / Leader / suggest speakers / host speakers / share stories
Notes from community discussion on Chapter Two of "Learning Through Story"
Suggestions about new web site: http://sharinglearningstories.wisc.edu/
1) The information seems diffuse at the home page. How about organizing Forums around Topics?
2) Archives to past sessions are there -- be can we link / tag topics?
3) Think about site mirroring.
4) What are other Resources to post on the site ? If a resource does not do RSS feed, let's post it as a Resource.
5) Send your email if you would like to post comments / content on the site.
Suggestions for where group can head next:
1) We are doing a good job of sharing the program with campus.
2) Ideas to further connect with the area community:
for non-profit groups, storytelling is a key part of communication / marketing
the role of story-telling is key with community leadership.
it would be great to add the site to "PortalWisconsin.org".
Reaching out in multiple ways. Facebook, Lists, f2f.
Keep sharing program with area community centers, curriculum development staff, teachers, students
3) At each session, be sure to ask the audience to think about "how can I apply this in my teaching, researcher, work ?"
Suggested speakers and new members:
Bob Kahn - storyteller in the community - as a presenter or organizing member.
From warming trout streams to decreasing ice cover, lower lake levels to extreme heat, Climate Wisconsin tells stories of our rapidly changing climate. The collection of multimedia includes ten videos and two interactive resources along with background essays and teaching tips. Climate Wisconsin connects stories of personal observation and experience to current climate change research. Through this connection, climate change education becomes relevant within local contexts. In this talk, producer Finn Ryan will explore why stories are important to climate change education and how they became the foundation of the Climate Wisconsin project.
Guest speaker: Ryan Finn - Climate Wisconsin -http://climatewisconsin.org/
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