+ Storytelling andFrank Tang, New York University TechnologyRobin Harvey, New York University in the Foreign LanguageBing Qiu, Bronx High School of Science ClassroomXuan Wang, Sidwell Friends
+ Story-Telling and Technology in the Chinese Classroom How can we use culturally important stories in the second language classroom? How can we tap into student creativity and linguistic ability to allow them to tell their own stories, in their own voice in the target language? How can we create opportunities for students to use technology, an important part of their daily lives, to tell their stories?
+ The Six Senses for the 21st Century Design Meaning Story Play Symphony Empathy Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind, 2006
+ The Sense of Story Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories. (Roger Schank, Cognitive scientist) Stories are easier to remember— because in many ways, stories are how we remember.
+ The power of stories Most of our experience, our knowledge and our thinking is organized as stories. Storieshave causality, conflicts, complications, and characters. (Daniel Willingham, 2000) Storytelling stimulates thinking and creativity, and encourage collaborative learning.
+ What does it mean by “storytelling”? Storytelling is interactive. Storytelling uses words as well as actions such as vocalization, physical movement and/or gesture. Storytelling presents a story—a narrative. Storytelling encourages active imagination of the listeners.
+ The queen died and the king died. The queen died and the king died of a broken heart. Place the facts in context and deliver them with some emotional impact.
+ The art of storytelling Engage students in the storytelling process: Create opportunity for them to practice the language, interact, reflect, question, inquire, predict, and imagine. Integratestorytelling with other art forms, such as pictures, music, songs, ppt, videos, movie clips, news, dramatization, etc.
+ NYU StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6) Teacher training program First held in 2012; new program developed for 2013 Three credit, graduate level summer course “Teaching Foreign Language to Elementary School Students” Four additional workshops in Dual Language/Immersion education (ongoing in fall) Special summer workshop on Story-Telling with Helena Curtain
+ Stories from NYU 2012 StarTalk Training Program for Teachers of Chinese Working with Authentic Cultural Stories: •Creating stories our students can understand (I+1) •Focusing on language points (grammar, vocabulary) •Incorporating the 5 C’s •Three modes of communication
+ Stories from NYU 2012 StarTalk Training Program for Teachers of Chinese Types of Stories Repetitive Stories Cumulative Stories Content-based Stories Helena Curtain
+ Lesson Breakdown Lesson 1 – Story: Yo recuerdo a Abuelito Lesson 2 – Shopping for the Day of the Dead Lesson 3 – Geography (Where do we celebrate Day of the Dead?) Lesson 4 – My favorite things Lesson 5 – What will we bring? Lesson 6 – Creating an offering Lesson 7 – Lesson 8 – What is Qing Ming Jie? Lesson 9 – Chinese poetry Lesson 10 – Compare and Contrast Lesson 11 – Preparation for presentation Lesson 12 – Final Presentations
+ Rock That Movie Night! Spring 2013 Chinese Bing Qiu Video Competition Bronx High School of Science
+ History of Rock That Movie Night! Qiu Bing(Bronx Science High School) & Wang Xuan (Suffern High School, Sidwell Friends School) started Rock That Movie Night in 2012 as an effort to involve students in sharing insights and knowledge about the Chinese language and culture through creative videos. They approached Project DCLT for Support in infrastructure “Authentic community” for sharing videos Prizes!!!
+ Why we created the “Rock That Movie” competition
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+ History of Rock That Movie Night! Mr. Qiu’s students participated on a volunteer base and got extra credit In-class project for Ms. Wang’s students Last year, students dubbed English movies with Chinese voices, which can be seen on http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/dclt/Forum_April_2012
+ History of Rock That Movie Night! Last year’s winners won: Extra Credit for their Chinese class Certificates from NYU NYU T-shirts Pride A powerful addition to their college applications (extracurricular activities and honors) There were a great number of very imaginative entries into the competition, which inspires more interest for the Chinese language etc.
+ What Rock That Movie Night did for students and teachers last year It gave students an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a creative way It was a very meaningful project for students, who were very excited by it It provided authentic learning experiences for an authentic audiences through very culturally relevant and familiar topics It encouraged teachers to explore more about Storytelling techniques/strategies and adapt them in teaching practice It helped promote collaboration and learning within the Chinese teacher community, while creating higher expectations of ourselves 闭门造车
+ Rules for the 2013 Competition: Students Formats to choose from: stop action, live movie, video of puppet show, photo story Length: 5-7 minutes (2-3 scenes) of meaningful conversation Process: Script writing Peer Editing (first round) Teacher Editing (second round) Final version Read to teacher (optional) for pronunciation Final movie due April 1
+ Teacher Contract Teachers are not permitted to write the script. Teachers must treat this as authentic student work. Teachers may help edit student work by pointing out what kind of mistake it is, but students should figure out how to write the sentence by themselves. No help in structure of the video, creative aspects, storyline. Teacher may work with students on pronunciation Teachers may have walk-on roles 路人甲 but may not be a main character in the movie. Teachers upload videos (so students have privacy) by school
+ This year’s rubric Movies will be judged based on… Storyline overall content and organization creativity Accuracy grammar and structure vocabulary Presentation emotional delivery, lines read with appropriate feeling, pace, flow Pronunciation and rhythm
+ Deadlines Entry forms for Rock That Movie Night are online now Register by March 1 Videos due by April 1 Videos will be judged at NYU DCLT April 12 forum Panel of Chinese teachers/native Chinese speakers Meets ACTFL’s “Communities” standard Prizes awarded at NYU DCLT May 10 forum
+ Making your video great without Hollywood Gear Acting know the lines well never read shoot in short scenes be expressive! Use eye contact and body language while the character is speaking: look at the camera speaker’s lips should be shown in the video never turn one’s back to the camera add subtitles to the video while post-processing
+ Join Us! Check out more student videos from our website; Join our mail list and stay tuned for the winner of 2013 Rock That Movie Contest. You know you want your students to win the 2014 Rock That Movie Contest :)