Storytelling & Voicethread






Storyteller Presenter: Rosemary Sullivan has taught high school math for 30 years, 19 of which have been with at-risk youth. I found that telling stories in my class helped the students retain information. I experimented with different delivery methods and discovered that telling a story held their attention better than reading to them or having them read. The stories not only improved retention and attention, but taught life skills that my "at-risk" students needed to become productive members of society.”

On site presenter: Kim Hoerr teaches kindergarten at Propel.


This workshop encourages using storytelling as a method to reach the whole child. Focus on comprehension skills, strategies,vocabulary, content specific subjects while encouraging social and emotional health with our population. Also learn about Voicethread as a way for children to create, reflect and interact through technology.
You will be introduced to research, listen to a story, see how students expressed comprehension and learn/share ideas to take to your class to make storytelling and or Voicethread purposeful.


Targeted Audience: The research for storytelling and the Voicethread is applicable to all grades and subjects.

Contacts: rosullivan@dishmail.net
khoerr@propelschools.org

Voicethread samples:



Storytelling sites:

Storynory: Free audio stories for kids-
http://storynory.com

Storyline Online ~ wow-http://www.storylineonline.net/

Storyteller.net ~ Articles, story texts, audio, tellers, etc.-http://www.storyteller.net/stories/audio

Learning Through Stortelling - article-http://librarytrainer.com/2008/04/08/learning-through-storytelling/

Storytelling for Instructional Purposes - Podcast/article-
http://www.ltgreenroom.org/episodes/56

Pitt Resource-http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html



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