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International Storytelling Center Offers Free Teacher Workshop

The International Storytelling Center (ISC) is excited to offer a teacher workshop, “Traditional Stories in the 21st Classroom,” on Saturday, September 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Provided free to teachers through the support of the Niswonger Foundation, the workshop will be led by Tom Lee, a professional storyteller with 25 years’ experience telling stories in K-12 classrooms. The workshop is offered as a part of ISC’s renowned teller-in-residence series, Storytelling Live!,  which runs from May through October. To reserve your spot, call (800) 952-8392 ext. 222 or (423) 913-1276.

More about the workshop

Folklore in the classroom can take many forms and is appropriate for every age, and crosses all curricula.  Tom Lee will present an overview of the many genres of traditional narratives.  How teachers can use folktale to enrich student’s learning experiences, and align the study of traditional stories with the demands of the modern classroom.

Join Tom for an in depth exploration based on his twenty-five years’ experience telling stories in K-12 classrooms.

More about Tom Lee

Tom Lee is a professional storyteller with 20 years’ experience performing traditional stories, folktales for adults and children.  His repertoire is a rich trove of stories from cultures around the world, some that originated thousands of years ago. Lee is the artistic director of artsVOYAGE, a unique arts-in-education program that uses arts to enhance learning across the K-12 curriculum.  Lee, who has shared his work internationally, is a frequent guest artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a performing arts partner with the Yale Center for British Art.

“Every so often you encounter a performer who changes your thinking about familiar art forms.  You step back, reconsider and say ‘wow.’  Tom Lee is such a performer.”  – Time Out London

For reservations or more information call (800) 952-8392 or (423) 913-1276

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