Intro-to-Facilitation Training Workshop

Workshop Description

The Intro-to-Facilitation Training (IFT) Workshop is designed for those who are interested in beginning to acquire skills for assisting at or leading digital storytelling workshops. The IFT offers personalized skills assessment and focused opportunities for participants to develop their capabilities in chosen content areas (story content, visual design, facilitation of individual and group processes, and technology teaching). The workshop also enables participants to practice teaching one of our three-day workshops, which takes place within the longer IFT session.

We believe that facilitators must possess considerable expertise across multiple content areas in order to successfully guide people through the process of creating digital stories. Attending the IFT will advance participants' learning; however, they are unlikely to leave the workshop feeling prepared to lead workshops on their own. We therefore offer a variety of follow-up opportunities for IFT participants to collaborate with us on digital storytelling projects, as a way of providing ongoing mentoring, support, and learning in the field.

Continuing Education Credits are available through Dominican University of California (two CEUs), or the University of Colorado.

Completion of one of the Center's three-day Digital Storytelling Workshops, either a Standard Workshop or Educator Workshop, is a prerequisite for attending the IFT. 

Note:  Participants cannot take the three-day workshop and the five-day IFT at the same time. IFT participants, with staff supervision, lead a three-day digital storytelling workshop as part of their training in the IFT and thus cannot simultaneously participate in that three-day workshop.

 

Agenda

Day One 

(For IFT Workshop Participants)
Introductions
Self Assessment Review and Statement of Personal Goals
Group Discussion:  Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling Lecture
Group Writing: Prompt #1
Group Discussion:  Introduction to Story Circle Facilitation
Story Circle:  Practice and Discussion
Pairs Practicum:  Seven Steps Lecture Assignments, Story Selection and Preparation, Script Work

Day Two 

(For IFT Workshop Participants)
Group Writing:  Prompt #2
Group Script Revision:  Edit of One Story
Pairs Practicum:  Story Editing Exchange
Pairs Practicum:  Visual Image Selection
Visual Image Presentation
Tech Support Preparation:  Supporting Voiceover Recording
Pairs Practicum:  Voiceover Recording Exchange
Tech Support Preparation:  Supporting Video Editing

Day Three 

(For IFT Workshop Participants)
(Day One for Storytellers)
Workshop Preparation by IFT Participants
Introductions for Storytellers
Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling Lecture and Story Presentation 
Story Circle:  Review and Development of Story Ideas
Story Production:  Scripting, Storyboarding, Voice Recording, Image Preparation  
Review and Preparation for Next Day (IFT Workshop Participants Only)

Day Four

(For IFT Workshop Participants)
(Day Two for Storytellers)
Workshop Preparation by IFT Participants
Review Agenda for the Day
Story Production:  Storyboarding, Voice Recording, Image Preparation 
Tech Tutorial:  Final Cut Express
Story Production:  Rough Edits
Review and Preparation for Next Day (IFT Workshop Participants Only)

Day Five 

(For IFT Workshop Participants)
(Day Three for Storytellers)
Workshop Preparation by IFT Participants
Review Agenda for the Day
Story Production:  Visual Effects, Music, Titles
Story Production:  Final Edits
Story Screening
Post Production, Workshop and Self-Assessment Reviews, Planning for Next Steps, IFT Workshop Evaluation (IFT Workshop Participants Only)

 

Upcoming Workshops

Berkeley, CA

Location:  The Center for Digital Storytelling, 1250 Addison Street Suite 104, Berkeley, CA 94702
Lead Facilitator:  Center for Digital Storytelling Staff
Workshop Cost:  $1,200
Times:  Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Dates:  
None scheduled at this time. 

Denver, CO

Location:  Denver, CO (Location TBD)
Lead Facilitator:  Daniel Weinshenker, Rocky Mountain/Midwest Region Director
Workshop Cost:  $1,200
Times:  Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Dates:  None scheduled at this time. 

Lyons, CO

Location:  Stonebridge Farm in Lyons, CO
Lead Facilitator:  Daniel Weinshenker, Rocky Mountain/Midwest Region Director
Workshop Cost:  $1,200
Times:  Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Dates:  None scheduled at this time.


Let us design a Custom Training for you

Let the Center for Digital Storytelling bring digital storytelling to your school, workplace or community. Rather than just sending one or two individuals to our public workshops, we can help you design a sustainable practice that creates a cohort of digital storytellers. Bring us in to facilitate custom trainings that bind individuals and communities together in ways that other trainings cannot. We offer each of our public workshop formats in the United States and internationally, and customize sessions to address the specific needs of your group. Learn more about our Custom Project Services.