StoryFest 2019: Masterclass #1 - Tell Me About It: Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy by David Novak (USA)

David Novak (USA)
Tell Me About It: Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy
Date: Friday, 21 June 2019
Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm (1-hr lunch break; lunch not provided)
Venue: Blue Room, The Arts House
Ticket price: $200


Audience: Adult participants above 18 years

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased
Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for the suitable cue for seating
No Refunds, no exchange of tickets

Recommended for:
  • Teaching & Curriculum
  • Teachers & Educators: Learning
  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Librarians
  • Storytellers & Spoken Word Practitioners

Tell Me About It: Storytelling as a Teaching Strategy

This master class presents theory and practice in the telling of stories as it applies to classroom learning and assessment. Participants will engage with activities drawn from storytelling practice for the purpose of tallying information, inductive thinking, language development and strengthened memory. This workshop presents storytelling as a learning tool that can be variously applied.

Areas Addressed:
• Story measurement by chunking a story along a rope used as a ‘story line’
• ‘Show-and-Tell’ prop play with simple objects
• Creating books without words employing oral traditional memory techniques
• Using story swaps as a pre-writing exercise

• Act-out, speak-out and report-out stories
• Listen to new stories told
• Tying our shoestrings!

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Directly apply activities in their classrooms
• Effectively incorporate storytelling exercises into existing curriculum
• Creatively assess student comprehension
• Develop students speaking and listening skills
• Develop lesson plans based on story structure

This program takes as its premise the following:
• Memory is strengthened with Oral Language practice
• Narrative thinking aides comprehension
• Storytelling allows active assessment of student engagement
• Telling stories integrates knowledge and understanding into learning
• Storytelling and tallying enhances numeracy skills
• Storytelling enhances pattern recognition, problem-solving, and empathy

About David Novak

David Novak is Founder and Artistic Director of A Telling Experience. An internationally touring storyteller he is a veteran of the National Storytelling Festival, USA. He was on the opening team of The Disney Institute as Director of Story Arts and is a faculty member of the Storytelling Program at East Tennessee State University. David keynotes for numerous library and educational conferences, including the Sydney International Storytelling Conference, Czech Children’s Theatre Festival and American Alliance for Theatre in Education. He has also toured for the Lincoln Center Institute and the LA Music Center. David is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence for storytelling, and the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award for excellence in professional theatre for children. He is an A+ Fellow for the North Carolina Arts Council and a Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute. With a background in theatre, he applies his skills as a writer, performer and teaching artist to the development of public discourse, community building and education. Over 30 years of practice, David developed a unique style of narrative combinatorics. A master of literary collage, he contrasts the familiar with the surprising, simplicity with complexity and the ordinary with the fabulous. Highly prized for his ability to bring ancient tales, classic myths, and original stories to life and enthral audiences of all ages, he is in demand for his school presentations, stage plays, keynotes, and workshops.

Unauthorized video and audio recording are not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/event is permitted within reason.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
With the support of National Arts Council Singapore
For more info, please visit www.storyfestsg.com
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