CCB Homework - Week 21

February 10, 2012

This week, we participated in the first of four workshops, facilitated by Tasha Riley of AIDS Vancouver. We each received our own copy of the "Educate to Empower" curriculum and by the end of the four sessions, we will be trained to teach the curriculum in our communities. Through a series of interactive activities, we explored the many facets of facilitation and learned how to teach the basics about HIV and AIDS. Please remember to bring your curriculum binder to class next Monday!

In our smaller classes, we focussed on storytelling. Ryan showed an awesome digital story he created about how stories shape the way we see ourselves. We made rich connections between storytelling and evaluating both our learning and our community projects.

This brought us to our next assignment. You will each make a 1 to 3 minute digital story about your personal learning journey in the program. The assignment is explained in detail in a handout about digital stories which you can access here. We watched two examples of digital stories and then did some reflective writing using the prompts on this handout. With the remaining class time, we made final copies of our community project budgets (to be handed in next week).

You have three tasks for homework: bring in anything you've made for your community project, finish a final draft of your budget (with actual expenditures), and complete your reflective writing.

See you next week, same bat time, same bat channel.




During my presentation on the power of narrative tools, i shared my own digital storytelling project, and i also showed two examples of other digital stories. One (by Surea) about a community project in Toronto's Regent Park, and the other (by Brad) about a young queer man's experiences in high school. I hope these examples have been helpful. As always, Shantel and i are available to lend a hand with the upcoming project.

Don't hesitate to get in touch, even if it's just for a quick question.


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