School Age Educator Trainings

School Age Educator Training sessions are eligible for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits and cover a variety of topics aligned with state and national standards.

Finding Joy in Writing: Motivating Students Through Theatre & Storytelling
Do you have reluctant writers who have trouble getting started? Explore a variety of story-starter and writing exercises to engage learners in moving beyond the blank page. Participants will leave with hands-on strategies to enrich student narrative and creative writing skills through theatre arts, oral storytelling, improvisation, and creative writing exercises in the classroom.

Animating Critical Literacy: Exploring Point of View
Join us in unpacking multiple perspectives in story using theatre arts, storytelling, and narrative writing strategies. Participants will leave with a lesson plan, tangible strategies to bring to life in classrooms, and an understanding of the fundamentals of critical literacy and how theatre arts strategies support English Language Arts standards for elementary grade levels and beyond.

Improvised Storytelling & Storytelling Games
Participants will learn how and why to tell a story without using a book as reference, as improvised storytelling strategies are unpacked and explored. Games that encourage storytelling, on the part of teacher and student, will be shared and practiced. These techniques promote high-quality language use and practice.

Interactive Storytelling
Take class read-aloud time one step further by learning how to TELL stories and then give students an active role in the storytelling, by making it interactive. The theories behind this approach to teaching and learning, as well as research supporting its effectiveness will be explored. We will focus on how to ask effective questions and encourage children's reflection, which deepens the learning for both teacher and student. For more information, or to book your training now, contact Tessa Flynn Henderson