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Live & Online Professional Development in Oral Storytelling:
Skyrocket Literacy, Language and Reading Skills in Children
Hour, Half Day and Full Day Trainings for Teachers, Educators and/or
Live Workshop Agenda (Download PDF Version)
Development, Staff Trainings and Workshops
agenda upon request.)
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Professional Development Program!
Learning Outcomes and Takeaways:
11 Secrets of Storytelling to boost language, reading and cognitive skills
to use everyday stories to ignite literacy, school subjects and the love of
of the trade: How to use folktales and stories to dynamically develop
cultural identity and language in children. English Language Learners and special
needs children discussed (tales with Spanish on request).
General Agenda and Activities
(Presentation and Small Group Format):
- 11 Secrets of Storytelling to Engage and
Connect with Children: Entertaining,
interactive and performance portion of the program, drawn from a
decade of live performances.
- What is in a Story? Using oral stories as a literacy catalyst
and optimal times for story.
- Use of Culturally Specific Folktales for
English Language Learners: Innovative
ideas and resources to integrate the diverse cultures and languages of
children in oral storytelling to skyrocket language and cognitive
skills: the keys to literacy.
- Integrating the Special Needs of Children: Capitalizing on the strength modalities of
children with special needs in storytelling. Autism spectrum
- Using Story to Create Teachable Moments: How to use everyday stories to help
children express their feelings and fears; role playing and fun use of
- Stories and STEM: The fun science of
storytelling to create vital neural pathways in the brain and to transform challenging subjects into an
adventure in learning!
- Everyone is a Storyteller: Using the innate personalities of
participants to become an authentic and/or dynamic storyteller.
Hands-on and feedback portion of program (copies of folktales
are a nifty tool belt.
Need a colorful
example for an upcoming lesson?
Want to engage
the attention of children before plunging into an important subject?
Need a way to
help your students build literacy, self-esteem and classroom community?
TELL A STORY!!!
How to Select a Story
Select stories that include the
cultures of the children in your class. This creates a culturally
safe atmosphere and helps them identify themselves within their heritage.
Similarly, choose stories from different countries and traditions to teach
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