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.
Why, How, and When: Introduction to Storytelling
Storytelling is one of the most effective means of communication and learning. In this introductory course, National Geographic Explorers will help your students harness the basics of storytelling and understand how it can inspire empathy and action to address challenges in their communities and the world. This short, self-paced online course is part of the Storytelling for Impact series developed in partnership with Adobe.
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.
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.
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.
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 Students
The National Geographic Society is committed to building a community of young people who are helping shape the conversation, drive progress, and seek solutions to help protect our planet. Register below to enroll in Storytelling for Impact courses to learn how to craft a story for powerful change.
For Ages 16–25
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.
FOR AGES 16–25
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.
For Ages 16-25
Storytelling for Impact: Audio
Learn to amplify your voice through the power of audio storytelling. Developed in partnership with Adobe, the Storytelling for Impact: Audio course teaches you how to create compelling stories using only voice, sound effects, and music. No experience required.
For Ages 16-25
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.