Weaving a StoryWorld Web
Dr Nerida McCredie
Cromer Public School
St Ives Public School
North Sydney Public School
Willoughby Girls High School
In what ways might transmedia storytelling allow teachers to re-imagine how they currently engage their class in an immersive literacy environment through the process of collaborative design?
What is transmedia?
- Project Plans
- Proof of concept project: Liverpool Girls HS
- First iteration: three Year 3 classes
- Test framework we created for implementing transmedia storytelling
- Second iteration: Year 10 – incorporate social media
- Teacher Professional Learning Workshops and Student Boot Camp Excursions
In partnership with the Macquarie ICT Innovation Centre, three Year 3 teachers and one Year 10 teacher will develop and design a transmedia story with their students to share with the other project classes to investigate the question: In what ways might transmedia storytelling allow teachers to re-imagine how they currently engage their class in an immersive literacy environment through the process of collaborative design?
The project will examine the potential value of transmedia storytelling for literacy development by investigating the worth of the ‘Weaving a StoryWorld Web’ framework, a teaching and learning model developed by MacICT’s research advisor to support the design, development and creation of transmedia storyworld. The project will particularly focus on the professional learning of the teachers, examining if transmedia story telling is an engaging and effective way to meet the ICT elements in the Australian Curriculum: English.
An approach to Transmedia Storytelling in the classroom.
The framework for ‘Weaving a StoryWorld Web’ is designed to assist teachers and students to engage in transmedia learning by designing an online multimodal storyworld created around a class novel or short story. It is a transmedia storytelling experience positioned within an educational context, requiring students to develop a deep understanding of the central story, gained through quality learning experiences design by teachers. This allows students to engage with the story by creatively designing texts of their own that connect with and expand the storyworld of the central story.
Cathie is a Professional Learning & Leadership Coordinator for the NSW Department of Education and manager of MacICT. As well as developing and delivering Professional Learning, Cathie is the creative and strategic leader of an expanding, collaborative team responsible for the design and quality of MacICT’s services. She oversees all course development and mentors many of the team members to ensure that MacICT continues to provide a consistently high level of service to schools, teachers and students.
Cathie manages, and is involved in the development of MacICT’s case studies and academic research projects. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering teachers to transform their practice by understanding what they have to teach (curriculum), how they are going to teach it (pedagogy), integrating digital tools in creative ways to enable meaningful learning to occur.
During her 20+ years both as a teacher and an executive in Primary Schools, Cathie has been recognised for her innovative practice, digital learning design and leadership.
Dr Nerida McCredie
During her 13 years of classroom teaching, Dr Nerida McCredie has been recognised for her work in digital learning and awarded for her innovative classroom practice. Her doctoral thesis explored students’ insights into how they learn through design using technology.
Nerida now works as an educational adviser, trainer and keynote presenter. She is highly regarded for her dedication in working with students, teachers and principals to explore and create innovative ways to use technology for effective and lasting learning outcomes.