The session describes and discusses the design of learning experiences demonstrating engagement and literacy practices. It provides ideas for multiple strategies for facilitating and assessing learning using visual media. It examines ideas and resources, visual media artifacts, and instructional and assessment activities. The presentation describes and discusses how visual storytelling activities demonstrate creative and critical thinking, develop visual literacy skills, and integrate visual storytelling in teaching multiple grade levels. Finally, participants learn how the strategy supports a "makerspace" approach. Also, the presenter addresses the design and development of assessment strategies.