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4 h scientifically speaking


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A short introduction to Scientifically Speaking, a NYS 4-H program that involves kids in digital storytelling around scientific topics.

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4 h scientifically speaking

  1. 1. 4-H Scientifically Speaking<br />Engaging teens in digital storytelling, with a purpose.<br />
  2. 2. What is Scientifically Speaking?<br />Stories about science.<br />Integrating interviews with Cornell Faculty.<br />A process for cultivating literacy.<br />Digital.<br />Scientific.<br />
  3. 3. The beginnings of an idea.<br />Several 4-H programs have been critical:<br />Career Explorations<br />Digital Storytelling sessions<br />STARR<br />Media workshops<br />CYFAR<br />Youth Voices<br />City Project<br />
  4. 4. Learning from experience.<br />Identifying the missing elements.<br />Something was almost right, but not quite.<br />Understanding limitations.<br />Developing support.<br />Building an equipment library.<br />Providing access to pre-produced materials.<br />
  5. 5. Integrating SET.<br />Focus on content not technology.<br />Grounding the work of Scientifically Speaking in core 4-H programming.<br />Working with on-campus partners to generate stories.<br />
  6. 6. Current work<br />Development of pre-produced interviews with scientists.<br />Creating a reproducible process and template.<br />Supported by a grant from the NYS 4-H Foundation.<br />
  7. 7. The future<br />Identifying county based project partners.<br />Releasing the scientifically speaking storytelling process “in the wild”.<br />Summer 2011 On-campus workshop for adult facilitators and youth teams.<br />More interviews with scientists.<br />
  8. 8. More information.<br />Scientifically Speaking Blog:<br /><br />Contact us:<br />Celeste Carmichael<br /><br />Paul Treadwell<br /><br />