Visual Storytelling that Makes
Meaning and Engages your Learners
1:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M. EST
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Join Sarah Lefton, Founding Director of Bimbam, as she introduces us to the world of visual storytelling and “illustrates” how this experiential approach to Jewish education is an impactful form of meaning-making and textual interpretation. During this 3-part interactive learning lab, we will engage in visual storytelling exercises and leave with tools we can bring back to our learners. We will also delve into the medium of stop-motion animation, learn how to create it and how to most effectively use it with our students. Finally, Sarah will guide us through Bimbam’s vast library of resources and how to use it most effectively and creatively.
MEET YOUR FACILITATOR
Sarah Lefton is the founding Director of BimBam.
Before creating the organization as a response to her own mediocre Jewish education, Sarah produced early online experiments for The New York Times, the Village Voice, Princess Cruises, and several robotics companies. She graduated from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where her Masters work looked at the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Augmented and Virtual Reality for film and TV applications.
Sarah is a recipient of the Pomegranate Prize for exceptional educators, a recipient of the Joshua Venture Group fellowship for Jewish social entrepreneurs, and was named one of the “Forward 50” most influential Jews by the Forward newspaper. She lives in Oakland with her family, and dabbles in ceramics and urban sketching.