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Story Arts

Empowering the Next Generation of Storytellers

Story Arts is a curriculum for students ages K through MFA that brings entertainment industry experts into the classroom to teach the fundamentals of storytelling. Our ready-to-teach courses are aligned with national standards and equip students with practical skills for future academic and professional success. Story Arts inspire creativity, critical thinking, communication, and empathy.

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HundrED Global Collection 2024

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Target group
Students basic
May 2023
We hope to see students develop not only cognitive and academic skills but also emotional and social skills, as they engage with the creative and collaborative process of storytelling. Story Arts can help to create a more engaging, relevant, and impactful learning environment that prepares students for success in a changing world. Ultimately, we hope to inspire the next generation of storytellers.

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

The essential skill of storytelling is often overlooked in academic settings. Moreover, students often report that their traditional language classes are boring, teachers are disconnected from entertainment industry experts and industry standards, and students don’t know or understand the pathways to the most modern entertainment careers like film, TV, gaming, and more.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Story Arts brings industry experts and standards into the classroom and gives students practice at real world storytelling challenges in film, TV, gaming, UX design, branding, marketing, acting, and more. Through ready-to-teach courses, students develop practical skills and knowledge for success in modern entertainment industries. By teaching storytelling in all disciplines, Story Arts inspires creativity and critical thinking and makes English classes more engaging for students. Overall, Story Arts prepares students for success in the ever-evolving media landscape. Story Arts has testimonials from educators who have implemented the program and seen positive changes in their students' engagement, critical thinking, and career readiness. Additionally, research in the field of education has shown that integrating real-world industry expertise and standards into the classroom can lead to increased student motivation and success. Educators use the Story Arts' proporietary curriculum.

How has it been spreading?

The Story Arts program has achieved significant accomplishments since its inception, including partnering with the Georgia Department of Education to distribute curricular resources, providing professional development to 300+ teachers, launching a new website with additional resources, hosting immersive storytelling workshops and events, and reaching over 25,000 students. The program has also attracted a diverse audience from 27 US states and 8 countries, and has developed a data-tracking system to capture engagement and receive feedback from users. Additionally, the program has expanded its network with industry experts and volunteers to further its mission.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Visit the Story Arts website and explore the available resources and professional learning opportunities. Interested teachers, parents, or students can also sign up for the Story Arts newsletter and contact the Story Arts team through the website's contact page to inquire about customized professional development and curriculum implementation support.

Impact & scalability

HundrED Academy Reviews
Story Arts curriculum brings entertainment industry experts to classrooms, equipping students with practical storytelling skills and inspiring creativity, critical thinking, communication, and empathy.
The Story Arts program could be scaled as storytelling is essential for all cultures and individuals. The program structure is also applicable in other cultural contexts and its simple digital solutions.
- Academy member
Academy review results
High Impact
Low Scalability
High Impact
High Scalability
Low Impact
Low Scalability
Low Impact
High Scalability
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Implementation steps

Familiarize themselves with the Story Arts curriculum and resources, which are aligned with national standards.
Integrate Story Arts into their existing lesson plans or develop new lessons that incorporate Story Arts concepts.
Engage with Story Arts industry experts and utilize their videos and resources to enhance student learning experiences.
Provide students with opportunities to create their own stories and engage in peer feedback and collaboration.
Use assessments provided in the Story Arts curriculum to measure student learning and adjust instruction as needed.
Share their successes and challenges with the Story Arts community and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.

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