Digital storytelling community of practice

Digital storytelling and storytelling practices hold the promise of being democratic, accessible, and empowering for their creators. Offering a chance for this community of practice to meet with a skills workshop will allow our teaching community to deepen or become familiar with an inclusive teaching strategy that helps build digital literacy; research and argumentation skills; and effective, persuasive advocacy techniques. Instructors might incorporate digital storytelling assignments into a course or offer them as alternatives to writing, following the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

In these online sessions, we will explore the inclusive teaching technique of digital storytelling. Join Cornell faculty who will showcase assignments, practices, and formats, across a range of disciplines.

As the sessions will run from noon to 1 p.m., feel free to bring your lunch.

Registration information

Register for any or all sessions. Click the date to register for a session you would like to attend.
All sessions are from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Registered participants will receive the Zoom link(s) by email

Session Date

Voices on the Underground Railroad

Friday October 15, 2021

Global Garbage - podcast assignment

  • Presenter: Lori Leonard


Short videos as group or individual assignments

  • Presenter: Amy Kuo Somchanhmavong

Watch a recording of the November 12 session

Friday November 12, 2021

Atlantic Travelers & Atlantic Commodities - digital exhibitions

  • Presenter: Ernesto Bassi
Thursday December 2, 2021

Learning outcomes

As a result of these Digital storytelling community of practice meetings, participants will:

  1. explore a range of styles, genres, and ways to tell stories
  2. discuss new storytelling practices and technologies
  3. see models of ways faculty have incorporated storytelling into their teaching, along with the types of materials students produce
  4. connect with colleagues who have similar interests and commitments