Spark Up Your Classroom Increase Storytelling with Adobe Spark


Mena Hill

Instructional Learning Coach, USD 497

Twitter: @MenaHillEdu

Website: menahill.weebly.com

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author

Q: What are you currently doing in your classroom or school to provide social-emotional support for your students and staff?

Why engage in storytelling with mindfulness, self-care, and reflective practices?

  • Social-Emotional Growth & the Kansans Can Vision for Education
  • Classroom culture and family
  • Fosters resiliency
  • Safe space to be uncomfortable and grow
  • Fabric of humanity

Social-Emotional Growth & the Kansans Can Vision for Education

Learning Experiences

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” ~ Mr. Rogers

Reflective Questions:

Reflect upon a significant learning experience where you learned something that stuck with you and made an impact on who you are and how you view the world.

How does that experience motivate you in your current position?

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a wonderful learning platform that can be used to help tell personal stories. BUT feel free to take the idea of personal storytelling and  create with another application like, Seesaw, Canva, Google Slides, etc.

Create a Spark Graphic, Video, and/or Post


Spark Graphic (Post):

Create a Spark Graphic to represent your significant learning experience.

A Graphic or Post is a digital poster

Spark Video:

Create a Spark Video, using your graphic and a voice over, to represent your significant learning experience and how it has influenced you.

Spark Videos are a wonderful tool that can use both still photos AND video to share a story

Spark Page:

Now, put your hands together, jump into a Spark Page sharing your WHY.

A Spark page is a presentation tool that can have text, videos, photos, and more! (This presentation is a Spark Page!)

Add your story to the Personal Spark Story Padlet

Follow the link below

"When we build relationships, we foster innovation in our classrooms, which can change the world for the better." ~ @MenaHillEdu

Final Questions:

How might you increase opportunities for storytelling in your classroom or school?

What are your next steps?

Additional Resources

Thank you!

Contact Information:

Twitter: @MenaHillEdu

Website: menahill.weebly.com

Created By
Mena Hill


Created with images by Helena Lopes - "Golden Hug" • Ihor Malytskyi - "untitled image" • TeroVesalainen - "thought idea innovation" • David von Diemar - "Flying Sparks" • geralt - "clouds sea water"

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