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Transforming Story Text

Flynn Center Education presents

Teacher Workshop Transforming Story Text to Storytelling Integrating Drama into Literacy Instruction

Online Webinar

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM


"Teachers continually ask for drama-related in-service workshops which inform literacy and social studies units. The Flynn Center recently offered the workshop ‘Building the Power of Story: Connecting Reading with Drama’ and our K-12 teachers raved about it!”
—Molly McClaskey, former Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Chittenden South Supervisory Union

Professional Development Credit Available

Storytelling is incredibly powerful classroom tool. It is one of six skills identified by Daniel Pink as critical for success in the 21st century. The practice of hearing and telling stories activates our brains in dynamic ways; simultaneously engaging multiple cortices, causing neural coupling, releasing dopamine, and more. Wow! In the classroom, storytelling provides opportunities for growth in a myriad of areas including verbal proficiency, cooperation, empathy, imagination, creativity, listening and kinesthetic participation.

In this informal and informational webinar, we will share many research-based (and fun!) techniques for developing stories with students for classroom performance; taking a story off the pages of a book and up onto a classroom "stage." Exercises will be applicable for teachers wishing to do their own storytelling in the classroom as well as those interested in helping their students become tellers.

Links to literacy, reading, and theater. CC ELA: SL 1, SL 6, RL 4, RL 7.


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Since 2004, the Flynn Center has partnered with the Champlain Valley Educator Development Center to offer professional development workshops in the performing arts for teachers in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and now Addison counties. Open to all teachers, regardless of school location, these workshops are led by visiting artists performing at the Flynn, teaching artists on the Kennedy Center roster, and Flynn Center teaching artists. They are held in either local schools or at the Flynn Center--either in its studios, the gallery, FlynnSpace or on the Main Stage. A letter certifying attendance and outlining areas of applicability is provided to each workshop participant.

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