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Digital Storytelling: enhancing motivation, autonomy and engagement

marzo 29, 2023

Transformative Teachers – March 2023

Digital storytelling takes the ancient and traditional part of oral storytelling and involves a set of digital and multimodal literacy practices to create engaging, meaningful and purposeful stories. This webinar will explore how teachers can use digital storytelling to enhance student outcomes.

Digital storytelling is an incredibly powerful way to teach 21st century skills, foster creativity and empathy, transform perspectives, and encourage reflection on learning and life processes.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the 7 steps of digital storytelling and look at the many benefits for students’ language learning progress. We will also be sharing activity ideas that teachers can implement in the EFL classroom to improve students’ speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills with the use of technological tools that are readily-available as well as user-friendly.

Come and experience the transformative power of digital storytelling!

About the presenter

Manuela Kelly Calzini is currently Senior Academic for English Language at Trinity College London in Italy, she is an experienced English Language teacher and teacher trainer and has worked in EFL Education and Continuing Professional Development Programmes for over 25 years in Italy, UK and Switzerland. Manuela is an ELT author and regularly contributes articles in teacher publications. She is also Lecturer at the University of Florence (Pre-Primary and Primary Education Sciences). Her main research interests are young learners, communicative skills and performance-based assessment. She is currently researching the role of online storytelling and remote theatre to facilitate active engagement and the enhancement of communicative skills in the era and post pandemic COVID 19. Manuela is a member of the Society for Storytelling https://www.sfs.org.uk/storyteller/979/profile

The Transformative Teachers Webinar Series

The Transformative Teachers webinar series is aimed at English language teaching professionals who would like to participate in regular development opportunities.

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