NEW STORYLINE ANTHOLOGY-Teaching through Stories Renewing the Scottish Storyline Approach in Teacher Education - Kristine Høeg Karlsen, Margaretha Häggström (editors) (December 2020) Waxmann: Germany
Carol has contributed chapter 14: The Importance of Effective Questioning on Learning Processes in a Storyline
Link to this exciting, important, new Storyline Anthology (December 2020) www.waxmann.com/buch3986&L=1
This book comes "highly recommended" in a review by NAWE National Association of Writers in Education ( Spring issue 83,2021).
KEYNOTE - Carol presented via webinar at Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, April 2021. Carol invited as guest speaker - Thessaly University Greece 2021 and the 8th International Storyline Conference, Gothenburg, March 2022.
STORYLINE EVENT - 8th International Storyline Conference March 25-27,2022 Gothenburg https://storyline.education/outputs/conference-in-gothenburg
FORESTRY AND LAND SCOTLAND
TREES FOR LIFE
Carol was invited by Joyce Gilbert to write Storyline materials for the ‘Rewilding the Highlands’ project organised by the conservation charity Trees for Life. The project involved around 300 pupils in Cannich, Balnain, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and Invergarry. The schools were learning, first-hand about native woodlands and rewilding through an exciting new project that combined storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry, art and craft and song.
"This is an exciting collaboration in which teachers and pupils are working together to discover more about our precious native woodlands and the importance of restoring Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest".
In October 2019, Carol delivered a 2-day Storyline Workshop to all staff on the theme of sustainability.
ØSTFOLD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NORWAY
Carol was invited, in November 2018, to work with lecturers from a wide range of faculties including Biology, Languages, Arts, Mathematics and Additional Support Need and Initial Teacher Education. They attended training on the Storyline Approach.
In January 2019, Carol worked with colleagues on their Storyline development on Sustainability and worked with another faculty on a new Storyline for mature students involving digital technology. The University now use the Storyline Manual, written by Carol, to support their Storyline course programme and assignments. In September 2019, Carol delivered a joint Storyline Workshop to University lecturers and teachers from surrounding schools. The workshops were designed to 'Develop the Story' and 'Develop Effective Questioning.' Carol has been invited to contribute to chapters in 3 Storyline books for teachers in collaboration with colleagues from Norway, Sweden and Finland. 2021-2023.
RIMROSE HOPE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL, Liverpool: Carol delivered a 2 day workshop on The Storyline approach. January 2022.
Hopeman Primary School, Hopeman, Moray, Scotland: invited to deliver after school CLPL and 1day Storyline training. September 2022.
SEIC South East Improvement Collaborative - Carol has been working with Leanne Stewart QIO and Charlotte Bennett Creative Learning officer to deliver online Storyline workshops to 12 schools across 5 Education Councils in Scotland January to June 2022.
“This was one of the best learning opportunities I have engaged in over the past few years. It had a noticeable impact on engagement, my children's writing skills and ability to work as part of a team.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending all staff to attend this course. Collaborative storyline is Curriculum for excellence!”
“The pupils were so engaged with their learning that there was no disruption with poor behaviour. There were opportunities for pupil voice throughout as well as holistic assessment and collaborative writing.”
“(this project has had a big) impact on our children but I feel more motivated as a practitioner adopting this approach too. To me, this is what teaching is about - seeing children so engaged in their learning! I am proud of what my children have been able to achieve too (beyond my expectation).”
Lead author for part of Norwegian Storyline Anthology 2022-2023
ABERFOYLE PRIMARY SCHOOL, SCOTLAND
The nursery and school developed a Storyline partner project linking early years experiences and outcomes.
The school gained an enviable reputation for hosting colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
In addition, the school also developed a training programme for the Storyline Approach and trained student teachers and teachers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands.