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Meet our facilitator:
Jessie Curell

Jessie Curell is a Digital Media Literacy advocate and Founder of Hands on Media Education. She has been designing and delivering Media Education workshops for 18+ years across Canada in both French and English. She is dedicated to empowering educators, youth, and parents with the skills to thrive in the digital world. As she has been refining her powerful Digital Storytelling workshop with hundreds of classrooms for the past 3 years, she is excited to share her knowledge, strategies and best practices to build resiliency through creativity with as many educators as possible.

Training Sessions

Digital Storytelling A-Z using iMovie (iPad) or Adobe Express (Chromebook)

A Digital Story is a powerful Digital Literacy activity for ages 10+, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. A chance to reflect on the self, culture, identity & future goals, this personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity for youth to reflect on their own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for their future.

Training Sessions

Introduction to Digital Storytelling using iMovie (iPad) or Adobe Express (Chromebook)

A Digital Story is a powerful Digital Literacy activity for ages 10+, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. A chance to reflect on the self, culture, identity & future goals, this personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity for youth to reflect on their own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for their future.

Easily adaptable to a multitude of themes and objectives such as Identity, Intergenerational Learning, Community Engagement, Anti-Bullying, or Language & Culture, this hands-on 3-hour Professional Development Digital Literacy workshop helps introduce and inspire educators to learn more about Digital Literacy in the classroom through a fun and engaging storytelling workshop.

Training Sessions

What is Digital Storytelling, and How Can I Use it in My Classroom?

A Digital Story is a powerful Digital Literacy activity for ages 10+ created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text, and music into a digital video project. A chance to reflect on the self, culture, identity & future goals, this personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity for youth to reflect on their own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for their future.

In this 1-hour Professional Development workshop, educators will learn why Digital Storytelling has been so successful for fostering Digital Literacy and storytelling skills, and how easy this workshop is to implement in their own classroom using devices and tools they already have access to.

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