The Modern Story (TMS) is an educational nonprofit that empowers students and educators with 21st century skills through storytelling, technology and dialogue.
Our student-centered curriculum, professional development workshops, and international Teaching Fellowship are at the core of The Modern Story.
In TMS programs, students produce and share multimedia stories of personal, communal, and global importance. Through digitally interconnected classrooms, students and educators around the world participate in an interactive discussion.
In TMS professional development workshops, educators receive extensive training in student-centered pedagogy, project-based learning, and multimedia production. Educators learn through experience by engaging in activities that ground the TMS curriculum in foundational practices of teaching and learning.
The TMS Teaching Fellowship recruits globally-conscious college graduates with experience in youth media production and student-centered teaching. Fellows are trained to work in partnership with local educators to facilitate the TMS program, which has been implemented in Hyderabad, Vikravandi, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Boston.
Our vision is to thread these modern stories across the globe so that every student actively participates in her education, her community, her world.