PIXAR STORYTELLING: STEM to STEAM (This course is closed for registrations)

Course No. ED465d, ED565d

This course meets OSPI’s STEM requirements

Art, history, science, math, and literature can come alive through digital storytelling, a skill that is now simple and entertaining to learn thanks to the partnership with Pixar Studios and Khan Academy. Short video modules covering the craft of storytelling will take you through the steps for creating animated stories and presentations. A large variety of lessons that incorporate art, science, technology, math, and design are available for different grade levels (5/6, 7/8, 9-12).

Participants will go through two volumes of Pixar short films videos and will develop their own storytelling activity sheets using handouts from Teachers Pay Teachers and hands-on activities provided by Khan Academy. This course is geared to teachers and their students, grades 4-12 and to home school educators. It’s an excellent way to fulfill STEM/STEAM requirements as well as to provide students with skills for the 21st century.

Test and other materials: Pixar Short Films Volume 1 and Volume 2 can be purchased new for $12.99 each from:

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Recognize and evaluate how Art, Science, Math, Technology and Design apply to interactive animation.
  • Apply aesthetic judgment and critical thinking skills in order to develop blended STEAM Storytelling lessons and/or units.
  • Demonstrate specific understanding of the technical, conceptual, and critical vocabulary and terms in animation art.

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