Welcome to 21st Century StoryKeepers
“Maybe it’s because we’re all so overloaded with information. Maybe it’s because we’re all so starved for meaning. Or maybe it’s because, thanks to social media, everyone’s become a broadcaster these days. Whatever the reason, we’re all getting the same memo at the same time: if you want to be heard, you’d better learn to tell better stories.” ~ Jonah Sacs, author of
Got Story or NOT?
Paul Zak's Video of Brains on Stories @ bit.ly/1SIKrFT
All multimedia is NOT digital storytelling! These two words are NOT synonyms! While there are powerful multimedia products but that does not make them storytelling! Well-crafted, purposeful storytelling has immense
Do you know the difference or not?
Peek into Bernajean's brief video introduction!
What does cortisol and oxytocin have to do with a 19th-century German playwright?
Not all stories keep our attention or
! The brain research on the power of storytelling in communication shows amazing engagement, influence and impact on others when Freytag's
Classical Dramatic StoryARC
structure is used to unfold the story with a MESSAGE! The inciting incident [problem or dilemma] begins the story's interest - then creative tension with struggles to resolve - and finally delivering a
What is DIGITAL STORYTELLING?
It is a lot more than using simply mixing multimedia; it is the delivery of a rich, artistic experience with a storyline driven by
that has the power to change the brain's attention and chemistry. Digital storytelling's power lies in purposefully unfolding a
Classcial Dramatic StoryARC
that is then
brought ALIVE with a palette of digital tools that dances images, sounds, voices, and special effects together into a
sensory, emotionally charged experience
of a well-written storyline that needed -to-be-told! For a brief video introduction PLUS Bernajean's
Take Six: Elements of Good Storytelling
Emotion in storytelling is essential to grab and hold attention!
[fiction and non-fiction] achieves practical outcomes including making sense and meaning out of facts; increasing the depth and speed of learning; synthesizing complex concepts; clarifying our thinking; enhancing the “sticking power” of new concepts; influencing others; igniting action; inspiring understanding of ourselves and our world as well as crafting blueprints that build futures for individuals and cultures.
Are you prepared YET to lead students and others in mastering media-based communication forms useful in all content areas along with the cultivating the craftsmanship of using multimedia to express ideas? Join in as Bernajean brings global educators together with
four  online interactive
courses in media-making and digital storytelling richly sprinkled with student examples.
Each of the four  online courses may be taken as stand-alone courses or culminated in an accredited certificate. View a video introduction to EACH course as you like. [
Customized workshops and presentations available as well. Email
with requests or more information!
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