Slow Meets Social Media: Digital Storytelling, Listening, & Learning Via Out of Eden

2:00 – 5:00 | University of California, Irvine. Student Center. Woods Cove AB | Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3 hour | 40 Participant Maximum
Cost: $50

*This workshop has been canceled. Carrie James will speak about the project Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:15-3:45 pm, Doheny Ballroom. http://sched.co/7f2l

Carrie James, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education | Email: carrie_james@harvard.edu | Twitter: @carrie_james
Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education | Email: ead275@mail.harvard.edu | Twitter: @LizDuraisingh
Paul Salopek, Out of Eden Walk | Website: http://www.outofedenwalk.com/ | Email: paul@outofedenwalk.com | Twitter: @PaulSalopek

In this course, we will explore strategies for leveraging social media in ways that promote slow observing and slow listening—and consider the value of having such learning experiences take place within the context of diverse online communities that expose young people to a variety of perspectives. Drawing from Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk and Project Zero’s Out of Eden Learn initiative, we will invite participants to experience the activities and platform we have designed to promote digital storytelling, listening, and learning. Throughout this workshop, we will emphasize the value of integrating slow, low-tech and/or offline creative activities with opportunities to connect and share with others via social media. Participants will engage with Paul Salopek’s journalism, try out activities from the Out of Eden Learn initiative, engage with fellow participants on our platform, and develop ideas for incorporating our broad principles or specific activities into their own practice. This workshop is primarily intended for educational practitioners; designers of connected learning environments may also find the session valuable.

Download workshop flyer here.