Creating a Storytelling Classroom

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Through demonstrations, interactive instructional models and lively discussion, this training seminar will explore the ways in which storytelling and folktales can enliven and inform the character education classroom, thus awakening the “moral imagination.” Participants learn: What Character Education is and how storytelling relates to it; How to choose and prepare folktales to help students develop character traits such as caring, teamwork, respect, honesty and sharing; Sources of stories for character education, Quick-and-easy ways to learn a story to tell, and How to use an instructional model which teaches these traits. 10 contact hours for Grades K-5 Teachers.

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Curriculum Connections: Social Emotional Learning
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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