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This class is focused on storytelling through the medium of role play. In this ongoing class we'll be collaboratively creating stories about our characters as they move through different worlds. Inside of these worlds students will role play as their characters, interacting with other students characters or telling their own story alongside the rest of the class. Each student will first create a main avatar. There is a fillable "Character Bio Page" Google Document template that each...
Students will naturally increase their story-telling abilities as we co-create stories about our characters. Students often increase their typing abilities as we are typing the stories. Students learn to work collaboratively to create stories together. These are very social classes and many students form solid friendships within the classes over time. Roleplay can be a good way (and safe space) to play through different kinds of situations and scenarios.
I have been leading a Warrior Cat and Wings of Fire inspired role plays on Outschool for a couple of years. I have many students who have continued with the classes since day one. I have other students who have moved from one class to another, been in multiple at the same time or left and come back. This class has been created at the request of students who are ready to move beyond the cat and dragon worlds. They have asked for a space to have different kinds of characters and stories. We have a great time in these classes and I love reading the stories these kids create!
There is no homework, but students are encouraged to work on their stories and characters as often as they like.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Based on my experience with children and storytelling, there will usually be some big conflicts their characters will need to overcome. There are often battle scenes and sometimes characters will die (it is always the choice of the student who controls the character whether their character gets hurt, how badly and if they die). I have also found that students in these classes like to make lots of different characters often playing with gender identities. Sometimes they create characters who have families and children. There are often characters who are the villains of the stories. This class uses approved 3rd party tools. I have a Google Classroom set up for each section as a place to distribute and receive back completed Character Bio Pages. In the classroom there is a fillable Google Doc template I've created for Character Bio Pages. There is a link posted in the Outschool classroom that will take you directly to the Google Classroom, no account or login necessary (use of Google Classroom is simply so the Google Doc can be filled out and returned easily). During class we will be using Google Jamboard as the tool to do our roleplay, again a link will be provided to students at the beginning of each class to access the Jamboard, no account or login necessary. Each student will have access to post on the Jamboard and after class each Jamboard will be converted into a pdf and saved to the Outschool classroom. (I've also included Nearpod in the list of 3rd party tools as this is where my classes have done role play in the past, I'm currently transitioning to Jamboard. If the Nearpod is used, students will receive a code at the beginning of class to enter in the website join.nearpod.com).
Emotional Wellness & Empowerment Mentor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
143 total reviews
84 completed classes
Hi! My name is Lesley. I've been teaching on Outschool since October of 2019. In that time I have worked with hundreds of kids from countries all around the world. I've spent many hours doing breathwork and meditating with them, we've had...