We want our kids to know that at their very core is something good and uniquely special about them – to know they matter and have value in the world. May we guide their journey to have courage, zest, and fortitude in shining their light and gifts on a hopeful path inspiring their best and brightest future. ~ Peter Benson, author of Sparks.


Calling all educators to illuminate every student’s sense of identity and purpose through exploring, mining understanding and finally imagining a story 20 years from now living their BEST future. I-imagine: Taking MY Place in the World is a personal, scrapbooking journey grounded in new research showing significant gains that come from inspiring hope, joy and action in learners. Students are guided to discover and activate life-goals for shining their light in the world for good – living in the truth that their lives and talents matter to the world. A finale multimedia, vision video culminates a well-crafted, docudrama narrative storytelling with closing advice to their younger self AS IF their future life is NOW.

Wiki Resources


I-Imagine Student Scrapbook and Teacher’s Guide resources are available as a LICENSED PDF book package for either individual educators or site-based one-time fee. This LICENSED PDF book package gives permission for unlimited duplication in perpetuity for buyers.  Workshops, Camps and Artist-in-Residence Programs also available. View I-imagine Wiki Resources.  To order resources or onsite professional development, contact Bernajean@DigiTales.us.


  • To inspire educators to in turn inspire ALL students in creating and nourishing their own best future using research-based strategies that activate purpose, hope and passion for learning and living a life that matters
  • To raise engagement. Raise hope. Raise achievement. On PURPOSE!
  • To share the vision video process, resources, and curriculum to launch I-imagine projects with students district-wide.
  • To model the use of technology-based, multimedia skills in crafting projects that impact and matter in student lives
  • To share student-produced digital products and lessons learned from classrooms that invested in futuring with docudramas


When kids can name and nourish their “spark” – every outcome parents and educators care about changes dramatically. – Peter Benson, Author of Sparks and President of Search Institute

Young people who have identified their “spark” aka strengths, talents and affinities

  • have higher grades in school
  • have higher attendance in school
  • are more likely to be socially competent – less violent
  • are more likely to be physically healthy
  • are more likely to volunteer to help other people
  • are more likely to be good stewards of the earth and its resources
  • are more likely to have a sense of hope and purpose

Hope matters! Data shows that as hope increases so does the ability of students to improve academically in the areas of math and reading.

Thriving Indicators Project