Capture the Audience with Storytime

Storytelling is an ancient ritual used to pass information to the younger generations, we can enhance the storytelling experience using technology.

Teacher - Luke Watson

Subject group and discipline - 8 MYP Design

Unit title - Capture the audience with storytime

Key Concept - Communication

Related Concept(s) - Collaboration + Resources

Global Context - identities and relationships

MYP Design Problem

There is a need to increase the HJIS G2 students love and enjoyment of reading. 

MYP Design Brief:

Your task is to identify and interview your client and discover what their favourite book is and bring the book to life, by creating a podcast.

MYP Design Specifications:

The podcast you create must:

be engaging

be suitable for your client

be in a format the the student can keep and use and reuse

increase your client's love of the book and increase their desire to read more.

MYP Design Objectives:

(A) Inquiring and Analysing -- (B) Developing Ideas -- (C) Creating the Solution

(A) Students are presented with a design situation, from which they identify a problem that needs to be solved. They analyse the need for a solution and conduct an inquiry into the nature of the problem.

(B) Students write a detailed specification, which drives the development of a solution. They present the solution.

(C) Students plan the creation of the chosen solution and follow the plan to create a prototype sufficient for testing and evaluation.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB Learner Profile. The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

IB - What are the approaches to learning (ATL)?

ATL are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment. ATL supports the IB belief that a large influence on a student's education is not only what you learn but also how you learn. ATL are intrinsically linked with the IB learner profile attributes to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for life after high school.

IB Approaches to Learning:

  • Thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills

HJIS Mission Statement

HJIS is committed to providing a rigorous and challenging education within a safe and caring environment. It aims to nurture responsible lifelong learners who understand the importance of intercultural understanding to achieve global peace.

HJIS Vision Statement

A place where students learn to become forthright global citizens and leaders who will help to build a peaceful world.

HJIS Educational Philosophy

We are learning to be appreciative, confident, cooperative, curious, committed, creative, enthusiastic, empathetic, independent, respectful and tolerant.

2018 Mr Luke Watson MYP Design Grade 8 Unit Planner
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