Surry Community College will be taking part in a first at the college campus later this spring.
The school will be offering a new digital storytelling, instructing students on how to capture precious memories by using nothing more than the common smartphone.
Digital Storytelling will be offered at the Elkin Center, Room 103 from May 22 to June 26 on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Students will learn various ways to capture images, videos and sound. The art of asking questions the best way also will be taught, so students can gather more memories to include in the story. They will then learn how to transform the treasured masterpiece into a digital format.
Instructor Sherry Berman has embedded digital storytelling into her AP U.S. History class for 20 years. Berman has a passion for history and the preservation of historic people and events.
“I love to hear and see how the sharing of family stories impact people,” Berman said. “It is heartwarming to hear of the stories and events that are shared, sometimes for the first time between generations. Preservation of these stories captures valuable accounts of history that may have been lost forever.”
Whoever is the antique keeper or the sentimental one in the family, won’t want to miss this class. All stories will be preserved with copies given to each student and also archived in various historical venues.
“This is a great opportunity to connect with a special family member or a person of interest in the community and create an heirloom to be cherished for years to come,” the school said in announcing the class.
The cost is $40, and advance registration and payment required. To register online or to print the registration form, visit www.surry.edu/personal-enrichment, and to stay informed of classes like this, follow @personalenrichment on Facebook. Call Sonnie Hardy at (336) 386-3229 for more information.