Workshops

 


STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS:
Intro to Telling: Story Making    For Grades 2 – 8 (1 session; 90 – 240 mins.)
Students identify and employ story structure, successful presentation style, descriptive language, gestures and character voices to share original stories.
Handy Storytelling Guide     For grades 1- 4 (6-12 sessions; 45 minutes each)
Students will explore story structure, world folktales and geography; practice successful presentation style, using descriptive language; employ stage directions; and use movement, and character voices to folktales and rhymes.  Family and friends will be invited to attend the final session performance of student stories and rhymes.

 

Telling My Story     For grades 3 – 12 (6-12 sessions; 55 minutes each)
This writing and performance workshop will include imagination games, creative dramatics and active listening activities.  Students learn descriptive language, story structure and presentation skills to develop and share original personal stories.  In this workshop, they develop self-expression and self-evaluation skills through progressive interactive practice.  Family and friends will be invited to attend the final session performance of original personal tales.  

 

Making Word Pictures Builds Stream     For Grade 2 – 5 & ESL Educators

Capture your students’ attention and increase their expressive and receptive language arts competencies by integrating storytelling performance techniques and theater arts games centered on descriptive language.  Help students discover how the use of more descriptive language can enhance their reading, writing and speaking skills.  One 60 – 90 minute session.

 

FAMILY LITERACY WORKSHOP:

Reading Together is Twice the Fun    For Early Childhood Educators & Parents
Educational research shows that success in school is closely tied to early literacy training and interest in reading. Learn to empower children for educational success by engaging in reading activities which are fun and educationally meaningful.  Attendees practice read-aloud techniques and “playful” literacy activities to encourage joyful reading and learning success.  One 60 – 90 minute session.

 

PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOP:

Re-ignite the Fire    For Teens – Adults

Family or relationship pressures, health concerns, job burn-out or financial insecurity got you down? The Re-ignite the Fire workshop will empower you to develop concrete tools for better self-care to bolster up your ego, restore your sense of inner peace and re-focus your energies, so you can be your best self.  This workshop focuses on re-uniting you with your personal energy and joy centers.  The workshop incorporates guided visualization, journaling, sound and movement games, small group and pair sharing.  Participants first explore sources of their inner joy and re-connect with their personal energy; then identify pathways to integrate self-renewing activities into their personal and professional lifestyles.  One 60 min. – 3 hour session.