Go to the U of M home page

Capturing Stories of Diasporas through Digital Storytelling

Date: 06/16/2014 - 06/19/2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 614 Social Sciences

Cost: $100 includes all parking, materials, field trips and lunches


Capturing Stories of Diasporas through Digital Storytelling

Dates: June 16-19, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Room 614 Social Sciences, West Bank, U of MN

Registration Deadline:  June 2. Registration is now CLOSED.

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: If you need to cancel your registration, a refund minus $20 will be issued to you if you cancel in writing to Deborah Jane outreach@umn.edu by June 2, 2014. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Cost: $100 includes all parking, materials, field trips and lunches

Optional on campus housing available for $300

CEUs: 30

Instructors: Immigration History Research Center staff, more TBA

Digital stories are first-person narratives and multimedia presentations that combine digitized still images, video clips, voiceover narration and music. Creators of digital stories make sense of the world through inquiry, self-reflection and perspective-taking. In this workshop, participants will learn about global migration patterns of people in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America as well as develop technical skills necessary to create a digital story. The purpose of this workshop is to give educators skills necessary for them to help students in their classroom tell stories of migration and to help students achieve the following global competencies as defined by the US Department of Education:

  • Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment by identifying an issue, generating questions, and explaining significance.
  • Students recognize their own and others’ perspectives by explaining the impact of cultural interaction.
  • Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences by selecting and using appropriate technology and media to communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Students translate their ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions by acting personally or collaboratively in creative and ethical ways to contribute to improvement and assess impact of actions taken.

Educators should come to the institute with a 300-500 word narrative about their own personal or family history immigrant experience OR a narrative about their experience working with people in immigrant or refugee communities.



  • Name: Deborah Jane
  • E-mail: outreach@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-9007
  • Sponsored by: Global Studies, Immigration History Research Center, African Initiative, European Studies Consortium, Study of the Asias, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

More information: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/profdev.html

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact The Institute for Global Studies at 612-624-9007.

Save to Your Calendar

Google Calendar
Google Apps for the UofM
Yahoo Calendar