In a two-hour, hands-on workshop participants generate an original story and pitch materials for a three-minute short film by utilizing lessons from Pixar in a Box—The Art of Storytelling. Through an exploration of the storytelling process learn how this resource can be used in both classroom and informal educational settings to promote the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, curiosity, effective communication, collaboration, group problem solving, and pitching and feedback.
Alison Bank is the Learning & Research Project Manager at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP). She first began working with CMP as a research associate for the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE). Since joining the CMP team, she manages many of the Museum’s research and evaluation projects, including exhibit and program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, report writing, and creative data visualization. Alison received both her BS in Biological Sciences and master’s degree in Wellness and Human Performance from the University of Pittsburgh.