Storyline is a teaching methodology. It uses a creative approach to engage learners in purposeful learning through topics. The purpose of this book is to provide background information to Storyline, its philosophy, approach and practical application. Planning grids are provided suggesting ideas for Storyline topics. These can be adapted to meet the needs of the children and the focus of the learning. They include details of the episodes, key questions, activities, organisation, resources, skills and linked assessments.
The Storyline topics include: The Wildlife Garden, The Healthy Café, The Bead, Bag, Box and Card Company and Our Eco-Home.
Within the context of Storyline, there are opportunities for assessment, reflection, professional development and working collaboratively with other colleagues.
About the author
Carol Omand is an educational consultant for Storyline Scotland. She is a member of the Golden Circle group of Storyline practitioners. She has 38 years’ experience in education including teaching from nursery to upper primary school, lecturing at Strathclyde University for Initial Teacher Training and being headteacher of two primary schools. She has written and delivered workshops for a number of commercial educational companies and conducted Storyline staff development in the UK, Denmark and Germany for primary and secondary colleagues and other professionals. She has presented Storyline sessions to Historic Scotland, The National Trust for Scotland and at International conferences. Carol always puts the child at the centre in all that she does.