Digital stop-motion animation is a powerful tool for learning, and offers a unique way to nurture students’ creativity, collaboration, and literacy skills. In this hands-on workshop, educators will experience the process of stop-motion animation and discuss ways to implement digital storytelling in their classrooms. This approach allows students to work together to develop a story concept, create a variety of characters and settings, and film their own stop-motion animation movie. This activity can be adapted to almost any classroom curriculum and provides a fun learning platform for telling an original story, exploring historical events, recreating well-known tales, illustrating scientific concepts, and more! Light refreshments will be provided.
Educators: All subject areas, 2nd – 5th grade
Schedule: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $30 per person, max capacity 30
Location: Animation Studio
Course Content: This interactive workshop teaches educators the process of stop-motion animation and explores how this creative learning tool can be used to enhance almost any curriculum. This workshop is designed to give educators an experiential understanding of the stop-motion animation process, creative problem-solving, and effective facilitation styles for teaching these concepts to young learners. We will also share tips and best practices on encouraging collaboration and asking open-ended questions. By the end of the program, educators will have a better understanding of how digital storytelling can support the development of their students’ literacy skills in addition to strategies for integrating this creative learning tool into their curriculum.