This webinar is hosted in English
Robin Stevens Payes will discuss Out of Time: Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning?
Stories are universal expressions of the self, but do books and interactive media help readers create a sense of identification with character, deepen empathy and inspire creativity? Out of Time Media is an exploration of how to create resonance through story and provide new worlds to enter for learning through a transmedia teen time travel adventure, Out of Time. To get a glimpse of a world that builds engagement in learning through storytelling in multiple media, see: www.outoftimemedia.com
Doctor of Education
I am a consultant in social marketing specializing in education and health. I am also parent to three great kids. I drove a lot of carpools back in the day (1993-2010 was the apex of my career as the chauffeur mom in the silver Volvo station wagon—ancient history yet ever-present), and relished spying on the candid conversations playing out in the back of the car.
My passion is storytelling. So I started surreptitiously jotting down some of the backseat banter and, as my kids grew up, noted how their language, ideas and attitudes transformed along with their bodies and brains. It was a complete anthropology lesson in teen social psychology that, as a mom, I found exasperating, but as a writer and science interpreter, I found fascinating.
The result was a flight of fancy from childhood—out of time. Literally. Begun in 1997, I have recently completed writing a screenplay, “Out of Time”, whose protagonist, Charley Morton, is a 13-year old middle school girl and self-styled Renaissance Genius, &#224; la her Florentine Idol, Leonardo da Vinci.
I am founder and principal of WordsWork Communications where I draw on the science of storytelling to work with companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government agencies to strengthen their brand and tailor messages to effectively reach audiences through strategic social marketing and behavior change communications. I am co-author with Richard Payes of a suspense novel, Satan’s Mortgage.