Storytelling through Digital Media | elab

STORYTELLING THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA COURSE

It is introductory level, filled with creativity, a three-day course for girls during which
they will be introduced to the art of visual storytelling using the following themes:

ABOUT THE COURSE 

The course combines both creative and technical aspects of computer science allowing young girls to explore and play with different digital tools to find a field that truly resonates with each student's personality and technical abilities.
Five different subjects are introduced during the course through engaging and fun activities: Storytelling, Photo-editing, WordPress, HTML programming language and Public Speaking. By the end of the course, each girls develops a personal website with a visual story that she can proudly present to her parents and friends. 

COURSE CONTENT

DAY 1: Introduction to Storyboarding and Storytelling
DAY 2: Introduction to Photo-editing and manipulation
DAY 3: Introduction to WordPress and HTML programming language 
By the end of the course, we strongly encourage girls to join our Girls Tech Playground community on Instagram to continue developing skills and knowledge about different career opportunities in the digital age together in a fun way. 

ONLINE COURSE

with an instructor

Fee: - 240 CHF

Age: 12-16 years old

Summer Camp Dates: 

29th June - 1st July 

(Switzerland, CET)

8 - 10th July 

(North & Central America, CST)

Online: Link to the online room will be shared 24 hours before the start of the course. Lunch time: 12:30 – 13:30

Prerequisite: Each participant should have an access to a computer with fully functional camera and microphone and; with a modern browser like Chrome or Safari

Please let us know 

if you have any questions:

info@emplab.org

WHY STORYTELLING? 

Storytelling doesn’t happen only through words. In the era of digital technology and the power of social media, the ability to create an interesting and engaging story through visuals - might be just the most important skill to have in the 21st century.

REVIEWS

My daughter attended the recent Empowerment Lab. She has already taken several "girls coding" classes, but none of them have really appealed to her. Her experience with Empowerment Lab was extremely positive ... she came home talking at length about day 1 and could not wait to get back for day 2. She learned graphic design and how to create a real website in just a single weekend, and she proudly shared the website's link with family and friends.

 

What was also very interesting, especially for teenage girls, is how the lab taught that images are manipulated in the media and on social networks. It is easier for girls to have a positive body image when they understand that the pictures they see every day in the media are actually manipulated. This lesson was well-reinforced by the girls learning how to manipulate photographs themselves in Photoshop (of other subjects).

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COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Julie Thornhill is a professional storyteller working in the field of branding and communication. Julie is passionate about stories and enjoys sharing her experience with young girls to support them in expressing their creative self. 

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CONTACT US

Campus Biotech, Innovation Park,  

Avenue de Sécheron 15,

1202 Genève,

Switzerland

Email: info@emplab.org

Phone: +41 76 267 33 78

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