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In life you have two choices. You either create a future for yourself, or adapt to a future
created for you by others
.~ Larry Quick
Illuminate students' sense of identity and purpose grounded in new research for inspiring hope, joy and action in owning life-goals via multimedia, role-playing docudramas called “I-Imagine ~ Taking My Place in the World.” I-imagine Student Scrapbook and Teacher's Guide resources are available as a LICENSED package for either individual educators or site-based one-time fee. Workshops, Camps, and Artist-in-Residence Programs are also available. Contact
I-imagine Waking UP a Generation for Their Own Greatness ~ Teacher-focused Presentations/Workshops
Passion is the language of what matters. ~ Bernajean Porter
The better way to motivate each student to learn is through his or her passion. Passion drives people to learn (and perform) far beyond their and our expectations.
And whatever is learned through the movtivation of passion is rarely if ever forgotten. ~ Marv Prensky
Calling all educators to illuminate - motivate - inspire students' sense of identity and purpose through exploring, mining understanding and imagining taking their place in the world. The I-imagine project creating 3-4 min vision videos is grounded in new research for inspiring hope, joy, passion and action in students discovering and activating their own life-goals ~ living in the truth that their lives and talents matter to the world. Narrative story is one of the oldest and most proven tools for motivating individuals to engage in change, mobilized by inspired hope while activating positive actions NOW. Finding purpose and passion are the hallmarks of a life that matters, a life worth living. They are also the source of joy and happiness. The greatest gift parents and teachers can give their children is to help them discover, nourish and act on this truth NOW. Participants will explore the possibilities, research and process and positive impact when students create multimedia visions via docudrama stories AS IF their future life is NOW.
I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World ~ An Artist in Residence Program for Students and Teachers
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some path we are going to, but one we are creating. ~ Anonymous
The I-imagine project is grounded in new research for inspiring hope, joy and action in students discovering and activating their own life-goals - living in the truth that their lives and talents matter to the world. Students create docudramas role-playing a self-produced vision video AS IF it were 20 years from now and they are already shining their light, activating their talents and using their unique strengths for good in the world ~ living their BEST life NOW! Narrative story is one of the oldest and most proven tools for motivating individuals to engage in change, mobilized by inspired hope while activating positive actions NOW.
Boredom in schools has reached pandemic proportions – working against our goals of preparing students for their futures. Enter the power of story based on new research as ONE positive strategy that activates student affinity and agency in owning their own learning. Finding purpose and passion are the hallmarks of a life that matters, a life worth living. They are also the source of joy and happiness. The greatest gift parents and teachers can give their children is to help them discover, nourish and act on this truth NOW. Our inner stories exert tremendous influence on us, driving us and limiting -- or enlarging -- our sense of reality and possibility.
I-imagine projects can use many different media while still meeting the purpose of inspiring young people to explore, mine and invent their BEST life. It is especially important to close the project with a concert style celebration.
The I-imagine teacher-focused approach is meant to be Presentations or Workshops:
To inspire educators to inspire students in creating and nourishing their own best future using research-based strategies that activate purpose, hope and passion for learning and living a life that matters.
To share the process, open-source curriculum and results of I-imagine projects with students district wide.
To model the use of technology-based, multimedia skills in crafting projects that impact and matter in student lives.
To share student-produced digital products and lessons learned from classrooms that invested in futuring with docudramas.
OPTIONAL: To create your own vision video that both prepares educators to teach and inspires their own lives.
The I-imagine student-focused approach is designed as an Artist-in-Residence Program:
What does it meant to shine my light in the world?
How would you know that my light is shining?
What are my own strengths, talents and personal gifts?
What are all the ways I might shine my light in the world?
What are thee seven steps to storymaking?
What story style will I use to develop my vision video?
What is my future story 30 years from now?
Have I crafted my narrative story with all the Take Six: Elements of Good Storytelling?
What digital tools will I use to create my vision video?
How performing is my voiceover?
How illuminated is my media use?
How will I close the gap between here and there?
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