“Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.” -Hannah Arendt
Storytelling has existed since the dawn of mankind. It's embedded in our psyche. Whether our ancestors told stories to teach a skill, warn of danger, pass on tradition or provide entertainment, the storytelling template hasn't changed much since the beginning of civilization.
What has changed is that over the past few hundred years, modern and standardized education has turned its back on this amazing tool. Fortunately, the tide is turning. Storytelling as a communication tool and a catalyst for creativity is seeping its way into business, science, and other fields. And leading the charge is language education.
The focus of this webinar is to provide teachers with an overview of what storytelling is and how digital storytelling can be implemented in a learning environment to teach every aspect of language.
You’ll learn about
- The core elements of a story
- Why storytelling is so effective in education, especially in language education
- How we can use technology to support effective and rewarding storytelling activities in and out of class
- Paul’s own contextual language training approach, the S.T.O.R.Y Method. You’ll view samples of his story-based instructional videos and discover how they may be used by both teachers and independent learners. Paul will also provide tips on how teachers can make their own videos.
A recording of this webinar will be available to all who enroll.
About Story Paul
Paul Ponce (aka Story Paul / Pablo Ponce) is a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language as well as an Audiovisual Media Producer from Miami Beach, Florida. Grandson of an Argentine airline executive, Paul grew up speaking two languages and traveling and meeting people from all over the world. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Media. He began his career in film and television production as a writer and producer and then gravitated toward educational media. After moving to Buenos Aires, he trained to be a TEFL instructor. He has taught professionals in business environments and high school and college students as well as trained language teachers in the use of educational technology. As internet access became a global reality, Paul set a course toward online education. He has taught for several leading online English schools and today runs his own online English language service StoryPaul.com. Paul divides his time between teaching, writing educational content for third-party educational services, and producing engaging educational videos.
Language of instruction: English