Digital storyteller. Coach. Facilitator. Mentor. Curriculum designer. Poet.
These are some of the hats I wear as a service learning and global citizenship educator.
I am excited to partner with educators worldwide to create powerful learning experiences for students, equipping young people to be changemakers , critical thinkers and empowered leaders.
How can we create changemaker ecosystems in our classrooms and schools where service, sustainability and justice grow organically and naturally, becoming as essential as the air we breathe? I care deeply about this and believe that words and stories can be powerful entry points for these conversations.
Human beings are people of story, people of narrative. We have always understood our world, and each other, through stories. In these challenging times, how can we...
* harness our storytelling DNA to experience deeper learning around the
United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
* engage in authentic service learning experiences?
* develop as digital storytellers, sharing our ideas with our communities and the wider world?
Stories for change. In your classroom, your division, your school... let's tell some stories.
Workshops & Coaching for Students...
Stories for Listening & Learning
Let's listen to each other's stories - actively and compassionately - to understand different perspectives and promote intercultural understanding and connection (the basis for informed and sensitive dialogue about what is needed in our world).
These workshops can be tailored for small or large groups of learners and can be used to build the capacity of students to be present, mindful and aware of their own perspective and the experiences/perspectives of others. This type of deep and meaningful experience will foster purposeful reflection and create a foundation for meaningful community engagement, service learning and changemaking.
Poetry & Purpose
Interactive poetry workshops to explore the power of words to express truth and build hope for the future.
If you want your students to
fall in love with words and dream about the ways words can create
waves of positive change in the ways that people think and act, let's plan a learning experience for your students.
These workshops can be tailored for specific units of study, learning outcomes and age groups.
Storytelling for Change
Digital storytelling workshops to equip students to communicate their messages about the world
through print media, podcasts,
videos and social media.
Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for action in service learning experiences and can promote deep advocacy and enhanced communication skills. It can also help our students become purposeful content creators in the digital spaces where they spend
Workshops and Coaching for Teachers...
Becoming a Digital Storyteller
Learn digital storytelling approaches and skills so you can coach your students and publish work online.
You can experience "Becoming a Digital Storyteller" as an in-person or online workshop, or enroll in my
4-week online course.
The course is designed to fully equip you to lead and create multiple types of digital media, and to see how this powerful digital storytelling can be for
and deep learning.
Service & Storytelling
Combining stories and service learning for deeper learning in your classes in any discipline: how to find and create stories that matter.
In this workshop, you'll explore many ways of using stories to enhance your service learning experiences with students, including:
* stories to engage and teach students about the SDGs and global issues
* stories during the service learning experience (listening, sharing and story stewardship)
* stories to demonstrate your service learning journey
Making the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals personal and meaningful through stories: what you and your students
The SDGs are a powerful entry point for understanding the world, our communities, others and ourselves.
In this workshop, you will learn about the types and forms of stories that can enhance your global citizenship initiatives, as well as techniques for guiding students to create stories that connect and further the aims of
the SDG targets.
Workshops and Coaching for School Leaders & Teams
Storytelling For All
How to create a digital storytelling platform for your school to showcase your global citizenship stories and to cultivate a culture of
service and sustainability.
Most international schools are busy and productive places. There is a lot going on! In this workshop, you will learn how to create a platform to capture your school's stories, how to make a plan for sustainable success and how to activate storytelling for your teachers and students. Your digital storytelling platform can become a powerful place where students can demonstrate and share their service learning impact and build a culture of service and sustainability for your campus. (Another bonus: this can become a powerful marketing tool for your school.)
Building Your Story
Are you just beginning to explore global citizenship, service learning and sustainability at your school?
Engage in building your narrative: what does your team need to do and what shape do you want
your story to take?
This workshop will use Design Thinking tools to help your leadership team identify how your school's
mission and vision align with service learning and global citizenship.
You will also create goals and objectives for a multi-year time frame to articulate how you'd like to grow your school-wide practices.
By the end of this workshop, you'll have a plan for growth and the confidence
to lead your team forward.
Service Learning &