Interactive Storytelling_Puppetry PD


Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Attendees can participate in an optional/free post-session “Study Hall” from 1:30-2:30p,. Post-session attendees will receive 1-to-1 coaching and guidance to further practice and apply skills from the PD session.


CUNY Creative Arts Team 
101 West 31st Street
6th Floor
(875 Avenue of the Americas displayed on building)
New York, NY 10001

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Courtney McClellan 
Creative Arts Team - The City University of New York 
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Storytelling in the Classroom & Beyond

Developing a personal storytelling technique to support student engagement & comprehension

4-Hour Professional Development Session:
Earn a CUNY Certificate of Completion and CTLE Credit for Professional and Le
vel III Teaching Assistant certificate holders.

Working from stories, this session will encourage participants to focus on specific storytelling skills: voice and gesture, structure and pace, characterization and “hook.” Finding a personal storytelling voice heightens students’ comprehension and creates a learning space of connection and interest. Throughout the session, attendees will reflect on leading a storytelling, giving and receiving constructive criticism, and further applications.

What can I expect to gain from this workshop?
  • Effective and dynamic storytelling skill development
  • Oral storytelling practices to energize storybooks and texts
  • Uses for storytelling across curriculum topics

Who should attend? Educators and early childhood practitioners interested in creatively exploring new strategies to connect with their young people and curriculum content.

Led by Helen Wheelock, Director of the Early Learning Program. Light refreshments provided.


What our participants are saying about 2018 Professional Development sessions at CAT:

“Great skills to incorporate into working with all ages. Will help with both read alouds and programming for older ages in storytelling." (Librarian)

"The workshop was a crescendo from beginning to end." (Teacher)

 “…I realized how difficult and challenging storytelling is and understand that it requires skill and dedication. This was vibrant and probably the most interesting workshop I have attended.” (Teacher’s Assistant)



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