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What Is the Story Arts Challenge?


We are thrilled to share an exciting new storytelling curriculum and live virtual event for you and your students on Friday, September 16th, from 9:00am - 10:00am EST. Student submissions are also welcome, sent to this link by September 9th.

This learning experience includes a student-facing mini-series of videos followed by a live Q&A featuring Christy Todd, Community for Creativity Program Facilitator for Fayette County Public Schools. The curriculum and event are designed for students in grades one through graduate school and will serve as a powerful way to bring industry professionals and world-class storytelling standards into your classroom.

This incredible four-part curriculum is available to you at no cost.

More About the Curriculum


This learning experience will be useful for teachers who are teaching any of the following:

Key Ideas & Details
Craft & Structure
Text Types & Purposes
Production & Distribution of Writing
Integration and Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas
To access this free learning experience, you can log onto this Story Arts platform to read the teacher guidance and watch the videos. The curriculum includes flexible modules that take anywhere from 3 hours to use in your classroom. While the curriculum can be used at any time, we recommend that teachers hoping to attend the live virtual event start before the week of September 5, at the latest.

If you cannot attend the live event with your students, no worries! It will be recorded and shared with you afterward for optional use in your classroom. Also, this will be the first in a series of 8 similar storytelling curricula and events during the 2022 school year! Each learning experience will feature an industry professional and will cover topics such as television writer’s rooms, UX business storytelling, how to emcee a live event, and more.

We hope to see you at the live virtual event on September 16.

Curriculum

Standards Addressed

Key Ideas & Details

Craft & Structure

Text Types & Purposes

Production & Distribution of Writing

Integration and Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

Introduction

Course Overview
About Your Instructor

Lessons

Lesson 1 - Podcasting and Guest Speaker

Lesson 2 - The Hook

Lesson 3 - Crafting The Story

Lesson 4 - Podcast Release

Survey

Course survey and wrap-up

About Your Instructor 

Christy Todd is passionate about building opportunities for all kids to create; so much so that she founded the Fayette County Public Schools Community for Creativity initiative. She currently coordinates the program at Rising Starr Middle School (Fayetteville, GA), where she works with creative industry partners to support student creation of songs, podcasts, videos, games, audio books and more, which are then released through the school’s entertainment label, Hall Pass Entertainment. Over the years, she has taught a variety of classes ranging from chorus, music technology, drama, and music theory. Christy earned many honors and awards for her work in music education, and was most recently named the 2022 Teacher of the Year for Fayette County Schools.