How It Works
Stories can change our world. They expand our knowledge, spark our imagination and free our minds to grow.
Stories can change us. When asked about an experience, "What did you learn and how did you feel about it?" do you reflect and dig deep for answers and grow in the process?
Interview a friend or classmate about a topic and then change roles. Start at the beginning of the year with your goals and aspirations. Check in mid-year to record progress and wrap it up at the end before summer break. Are you still on the path from where you started? Have you reset your goals? What's your plan for the summer and looking ahead?
A Few Simple ideas
A good story can be anything you want to share about your experiences as a lifelong learner. Upload photos, stories, audio recordings or video anytime and anywhere. Personalize yours or try one of these subjects and share YOUR STORY as often as you like:
- Challenge - What is an event that fostered life-long learning?
- Exploration - Describe a lesson about the world and you.
- Character - About decision-making skills and civic-mindedness.
- Leadership - Cultivates, explores and inspires your leadership skills.
- Nurturing Growth - All about social, emotional and intellectual growth - Take our survey and monitor your own.
- Shaping The Future - How are you preparing for success in college, career and in life?
- Sparking Creativity - Champion your natural genius! - Describe experiences of creative problem-solving and your artistic skills.
- Strengthening Community - What's your role in the community and contribution to the greater good?
- What are students learning in other parts of the country?
- What is it like for students your age going to school in cities or remote ares in other parts of the world?
- How do students learn when the teacher is 100 miles away?
- What is it like walking or bicycling to school through jungle city outskirts, tropical deserts, across mountainous trails, frozen rivers or in sky gondolas?
- What is 7th grade science like in the Kingdom of Bhutan?
- Are my hopes and dreams like other students in other part of the world?
- What is a day like in a one-room schoolhouse?
- Is school life different for boys or girls around the world?
- With StoryCast, will I actually see myself grow up - hear and see the changes?
Step 1. Choose someone to interview.
Step 2. Pick great questions and a quiet place.
Step 3. Prepare with warm-up questions.
Step 4. Begin - first name, age, date and location.
Ready now? Get set. Go!