The Scottish Storyline Method a creative tool for integrating curriculum.
Last modified: March 11, 2007
Presentation date: 07/19/2007 11:20 AM in Coast Hotel Nelson Room
This presentation will profile the use of Scottish Storyline as a curriculum methodology within a grade five classroom. Storyline is a constructivist academic structure that integrates curriculum within the narrative of a collaborative story created by teacher and students. The narrative is driven by ‘Key’ questions posed by the teacher which facilitate children’s learning as they create characters, investigate real problems within the created story context, and apply academic processes to solve problems that arise within the story narrative. The method honors the imaginative nature and inherent wisdom of children while validating students’ prior experience. Artful questioning, complex problem solving, imaginative child centered contexts and genuine respect for children characterize this methodology. Content of the workshop will feature a brief overview of the Storyline model, an interactive sampling of a Storyline activity, and a multimedia presentation of Storyline topic used with grade five children (but may be adapted to most grade levels) entitled Charlie Knox on the Road to Health. The workshop will end with time for questions from participants.