ARC + ELEMENTS of a WORKSHOP

We hope that the following vignettes and resources support and inspire you in creating workshops and lesson plans of your own.

9. Closing
  

Reflecting, digesting, and affirming as a whole group

10. Follow up
  

Check ins and referrals as needed

11. Post-workshop
Activities

Activities to deepen and continue the learning

12. Life-long
Learning

Accept and expect non-closure, words of wisdom as the journey continues

Many of the methods, ideas, and activities mapped out here draw from the collective wisdom of the creative commons, but it is worth highlighting some of the folks who have been instrumental in contributing to this pool of knowledge:

Rup Sidhu, Sara Kendall, Romi Chandra, PEERnet BC, Nadim Kara, Josephine Tcheng, PYE Global, Power of Youth, Angela Brown, and the late great Peter Wanyenya.

METHODS

Some of the articles below begin to articulate the methodologies that have informed and have emerged through AMES practices, and within the broader community-based digital storytelling movement.

During our initial research interviews, mentors and facilitators shared what they’d learned about Community Digital Storytelling (CDS), based on their years of experience.

Community Digital Storytelling grows out of our experiences in the world, shared as stories. Our strategy, as mentors developing new approaches to storytelling, is to create and hold open a receptive and welcoming space.

Doing this work in community (when safer spaces are created and held) tends to accelerate the process of individual healing, but it also activates …

Trauma, illness and grief create frightening forests of pain, with unfamiliar roads? In such a context, listening to stories suggests myriad pathways …