Protocol Overview and Instructions:
An idea or concept is subdivided into meaningful individual images and visualized sketchily. Each picture should have directional character. The individual images are then arranged in a logical sequence. The pictures will tell a story to help people visualize your solution or ideas. Try to use as few words as possible.
Story Boarding Protocol Instructions
I used the Story Board protocol with the class, and I really loved seeing the students sketch out their plans and ideas for both our event and podcast. Students worked individually to jot down their ideas and then shared their Story Boards with their peers. Some students had instant ideas, and others needed some guidance from a partner. We also did the protocol Analyzing Analogies to help share reflections of our PBL process.
“I really love using Story Boards, and I think they can be used in so many stages and curricular areas. Students can write or draw, so it really is geared to their comfort level.”
“We had different kinds of Story Board paper to choose from. I liked being able to put my ideas in the boxes and share them with my friends in the group.”
Meet the Educator:
Amy is an educator at West Ottawa Public Schools. She teaches 4th grade at Lakewood Elementary.
"Integrating curriculum through PBL experiences has sparked a passion for authentic, real world problem solving in my students. My 4th graders are more actively engaged and enthusiastic about the learning process since I began using the Creative Sequence and Design Thinking protocols. They are gaining empathy for those around them and building employability skills along the way. It is thrilling to witness their excitement!"