P09 BYOD: Story Design: Practical Guidance to Writing and Developing Stories That Teach
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 25
Storytelling is an essential skill that increases retention and prepares the learner to take action. As an instructional designer and developer, you need a quick way to create characters in conflict that connect to learning objectives. The most basic of stories can have a profound impact on your audience, increasing knowledge, skills and attitudes. Storytelling becomes even more essential as a foundation for gamification, microlearning, virtual reality, and scenario design. And though experts in our field laud storytelling for its teaching attributes and explain why stories are so powerful, practical guidance to write and develop them for learning is scarce. You need more than theory. You need a methodology. And you need practice doing it.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create relatable characters for your unique audience and put them into meaningful conflict. You will use customized job aids and templates to write a story centered around learning objectives. You will analyze, discover and build stories with your peers. You will receive immediate feedback, and experience story examples from real training solutions. You will walk away with development ideas using the tools you already own.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to analyze learner profiles for relatable characters
- How to extract an action list from stakeholder conversations to create meaningful conflict
- To create a story premise based on thorough analysis of your audience and what they need to do as a result of training
- To build a story focused on learning objectives
- How to fine-tune the action of your story
- How to develop stories with templates and job aids, using the tools you already own
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VPs, CLOs, executives, etc.).
discussed in this session:
PowerPoint, Vyond, audio equipment, camera equipment, interactive PDFs, eLearning authoring tools.
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Senior Performance Consultant
Rance Greene is a senior performance consultant with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), where he transformed compliance training into a story platform. Rance is masterful at connecting stories to learning. His learning solutions have won awards from The eLearning Guild, ATD Dallas, and Health Ethics Trust, and even a Telly Award. Rance believes story design is not reserved for gifted storytellers. His story design workshops are lauded for their practicality and personal feedback. His presentations demonstrate story design technique and give audiences the opportunity to experience the power of stories in learning for themselves. Rance is also a playwright, songwriter, and frequent speaker.