Creating a New Story to Live by using a Transdisciplinary Narrative Curriculum
In this workshop, you will be introduced to The Story Model which is a transdisciplinary curriculum that has been implemented in a wide variety of contexts from K -16. Humans make meaning through storying. An assumption of the Story Model is that we can create a New Story for the globalized world we live in. It can be a vehicle for social change. Rooted in a narrative framework this model explores any topic or issue from many different lenses. It is an excellent model to explore the wicked problems of our day - ones that cannot be addressed with the expertise of only one discipline. Examples of wicked problems are poverty, crime, homelessness, and climate change. The selected topic is explored from the past, present and future perspectives. It is also explored from personal, cultural, global and universal lenses. Within this multi-layered curriculum, disciplinary expertise has an organic place. Interconnections and interdependence are examined.
Learn the Story Model framework
Apply a transdisciplinary real-world web for curriculum design
Address multiple perspectives/interconnections
Identify the present story, Old Story and emerging New Story
Identify the conflict between Old and New Story.
Create the New Story.
Discover the student as researcher and storyteller
Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders