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.
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.
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.
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.