PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR TEACHER
Transformative Storytelling was a four-day intensive training experience for teachers who want to gain confidence and develop skills to use storytelling to build literacy, foster social-emotional skills, and create equity-based learning environments within their classrooms.
HERE IS WHAT SOME ATTENDEES SAID ABOUT THE TRAINING
“One of the most amazing PD training I’ve been to in 40 years!”
“What I learned here is outside of the box. I know I can use storytelling in everything in my classroom.”
“Amazing! We laughed, we cried, we shared without fear.”
“Enlightening and motivating.”
VIDEOS – TEACHERS INTERVIEWS
After the training was completed we interviewed some of the teachers. Please click the images below to watch the videos.
ABOUT THE 2022 TRAINING
♦ Dates: Monday, 6/27–Thursday, 6/30
♦ Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Daily
♦ Location: Birdhouse Arts Center 7 N. Main Street, Lambertville, NJ
♦ Led by: Professional Storytellers/ Teaching Artists
♦ Tuition: $675
20 Professional Development Hours
Optional Evening Activities
WHAT DID PARTICIPANTS DO
♦ Used generative writing lessons to encourage personal growth and connect with others.
♦ Explored inclusive story pedagogy that resonates broadly and supports cultural pluralism.
♦ Learned storytelling techniques aligned with DEI principals and Core Curriculum Standards.
♦ Learned how to support observation and focus, developing skills in pattern recognition and abstract thinking.
♦ Learned how to Incorporate storytelling into Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts to develop group problem solving and syntactical thinking among students with multiple learning styles.