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Stories can change the world.

 

Learn from world-class National Geographic photographers, videographers, and visual designers in a series of Storytelling for Impact online courses. Created in partnership with Adobe, this series will teach you how to use compelling photography, video, graphics, and audio to tell stories in the most impactful ways to inspire change. 

 

Offered for both educators and youth ages 16–25, these short, free, self-paced online courses are designed to guide learners to visualize and communicate powerful stories that inspire action.  

Ready to harness the power of storytelling?


Storytelling for Impact

Online Courses for Educators

Help your students craft their stories for powerful change. Sign up below to bring storytelling to your classroom.

Check out NatGeoEd.org/Courses for more online course offerings for educators.

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For Educators

Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Photography

Engage your students in photographic storytelling as they explore, learn, and communicate their ideas in ways that inspire action. In this short, self-paced online course in partnership with Adobe, gain a deep understanding of photographic storytelling, and the value of photography as an instructional tool in your classroom.

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FOR EDUCATORS

Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Video

In our digital era, video is everywhere—and a powerful way to inspire change. Learn about digital storytelling and how to integrate video as an effective and dynamic instructional tool in your classroom. This short, self-paced online course is part of the Storytelling for Impact series developed in partnership with Adobe.

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For Educators

Storytelling For Impact In Your Classroom: Audio

Voice, sounds, and music have been used in stories throughout human history—and stories continue to be a powerful tool to inspire change. In this short, self-paced online course, learn how to integrate audio storytelling in your classroom and empower your students to tell compelling stories. This online course is part of the Storytelling for Impact series developed in partnership with Adobe.

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For Educators

Storytelling For Impact In Your Classroom: Graphics

Clear. Persuasive. Visual. Infographics combine data, words, and design in one powerful storytelling tool. Discover how to help your learners simplify complex information to communicate a story that inspires change in this short, self-paced online course. The course is part of the Storytelling for Impact series developed in partnership with Adobe


Storytelling for Impact

Online Courses for #GenGeo

#GenGeo is a global community of young people who are helping to shape the conversation, drive progress, and seek solutions to help protect our planet. Learn more about #GenGeo and register below for the #GenGeo Storytelling for Impact courses to learn how to craft a story for powerful change.

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For Ages 16–25

#GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Photography

A photographic story can change the way viewers think, feel, and act. They can bring viewers to new places, introduce them to new people, and create empathy for the planet and those who live on it. In this short, self-paced online course created by National Geographic in partnership with Adobe, experience the power of photography and learn how to create your own story.

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FOR AGES 16–25

#GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Video

Video and film can tell powerful stories that can change the way viewers think, feel, and act. Developed in partnership with Adobe, this on-demand course will challenge you to look closely at the issues you love and learn how to craft them into impactful video stories.

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For Ages 16-25

#GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Audio

Learn to amplify your voice through the power of audio storytelling. Developed in partnership with Adobe, the #GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Audio course teaches you how to create compelling stories using only voice, sound effects, and music. No experience required.

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For Ages 16-25

#GenGeo Storytelling for Impact: Graphics

Data visualizations can spark conversation around the issues that matter. In this course, you will learn how to use brief, effective stories to bring large-scale awareness using infographics. Developed in partnership with Adobe, this free self-paced course helps you understand how to use simple graphics to communicate ideas that will motivate young people to appreciate and protect the wonder of our world.

From Top: Photographs by Ryan Hill, National Geographic; Mark Thiessen, National Geographic Photo Camp; SDI Productions/Getty IMages; Mark Thissen, National Geographic; Maskot/getty Images; Melanie Grant, National Geographic Photo Camp; Ronan DonoVan, National Geographic Photo Camp; Pekic/Getty Images; and Press Master/Adobe Stock.