Your Name and Title:

Judy Goldberg, Executive Director, Youth Media Project

John Braman, Director, Global Leadership Forum (GLF) at UWC-USA and

Director of Special Projects for Youth Media Project


School or Organization Name:

Youth Media Project

United World College-USA


Co-Presenter Name(s):

Ahmed Hemeid, UWC IB Program Graduate, College Student, University of Florida

Ravi Shah, UWC GLF Graduate, High School Student, Chicago

Meghna Purkayastha, UWC GLF Graduate, High School Student, California


Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

North America (USA)


Language in Which You Will Present:



Target Audience(s):

Teachers, Youth Leaders, Digital Artists, Program Directors, Activists, Learners of All Ages 


Short Session Description (one line):

Interactive, nuts and bolts session on a state-of-the art approach to digital storytelling that can fire up learning. 


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Two leading global educators and three youth leaders will join participants for a nuts and bolts session on low-cost, high-impact digital storytelling that results in dynamic learning.
The session will sample acclaimed work by youth from Palestine, Germany, Maldives, Zambia, and the U.S. The authors of these samples will talk about the making, the meaning and the impact behind their well-crafted stories. As proponents of experiential learning, the lead educators will detail the process and benefits of integrating media making into curricula.  


Workshop participants will leave with the kindling they need to ignite their own fires. They can download a free outline of implementation steps to bring the magic of story to global learning. 

This session will be tailored to the needs of the audience and includes:

  • Overview of United World College and Youth Media Project
  • The philosophy that informs the practice
  • Samples of "story" created individually and in small groups
  • Interviews with international youth leaders who created the samples
  • How to prepare for digital storytelling: exercises that build trust and deepen listening
  • How to plan equipment needs
  • How to plan for the necessary staff
  • How to allocate time for best results
  • How to structure the creative sessions
  • How to forecast the costs of digital storytelling in your program
  • Sample of an assessment protocol 
  • Pauses throughout to interact with the audience

Please see the attached article on collaborative partnerships co-authored by Goldberg and Braman in "Youth Media Reporter."The topic: integrating youth media and traditional education through collaborative partnerships.


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I cant wait to participate in this! Global Leadership Forum and Youth Media Project have long lasting and organic questions that will only foster the minds of our Information Age



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