"This was the best inservice [Storytelling for Numeracy or Scientific Inquiry] I have ever attended."
anonymous feedback from CEATCA teachers conventions March 2008
Renée will spend a full week with students in grades 2 through 9 at your school
as a storyteller in residence. She will teach the students some of the skills
of storytelling, with a focus on learning a specific story (creating and
improvising stories can be more threatening and are not a focus in this
workshop). By the end of the week, students will be ready to put on a story
concert. Contact me to talk about how we can tailor this to meet your needs.
For Teachers and Librarians
Improving your storytelling
While I can't turn you into a professional storyteller in one session, I can
give you some wonderful tips to enhance what you are no doubt already doing
with your students. Relax and enjoy a story or two, then I'll give you some
tips on how to learn stories and some ideas about how they can help you achieve
curriculum objectives. I'll also introduce you to some wonderful resources
filled with easy to tell stories to get you started.
Storytelling for Numeracy and Scientific Inquiry
Suitable for teachers in Div I and II this session looks at a unique approach
to teaching a bit more about math and/or science. Renee will take teachers
through a shortened version of both the storytelling for numeracy and the
storytelling for scientific inquiry programs. Renée will show teachers how to
lead such sessions with their students. Renee will detail some curriculum
connections. Renée will suggest follow up activities. Renée will also provide
story suggestions and tips on learning a story for telling. Both programs have
been field tested extensively and give children great insight into what math
is, where math is, what scientists do, and who can be a scientist.
"Making the Story Your Own"
We'll work on some great techniques for taking a folktale and adding your own
unique flavour to it.
"Perspective: The Other Side of the Story"
What happens when you take a well-known traditional tale and turn it inside
out? You get the other side of the story. A great break to a day of meetings
and serious topics, and a fun way to encourage perspective.
Please contact me for details on any of these workshops, most are very adaptable!
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