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Storytelling in the Classroom: Utah’s POPS Storytelling Opportunities 25 Apr 2014

Storytelling in the Classroom: Utah’s POPS Storytelling Opportunities

Timpanogos Storytelling

What is the POPS Storytelling in the Classroom program?

Due to generous funding from the Utah State Legislature to the Utah State Office of Education Professional Outreach Program to Schools (POPS), Timpanogos Storytelling will be offering free storytelling events to public and charter schools in the state of Utah during the 2017-18 school year.  In addition to the legislative support, every POPS organization brings at least a 100% match of private to state dollars. Timpanogos Storytelling is proud to be among the POPS organizations bringing world class art to students in Utah. If your school does not qualify for the program, please click here to see our other affordable opportunities for schools to watch professional storytelling.

There are two opportunities to participate through the program. Schools can participate by: (1) bringing your students to a performance at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival on September 7 or 8, 2017; (2) scheduling a storyteller to visit your school for two assemblies (upper and lower grades) and a teacher or classroom workshop (due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year).  In both cases, participating schools will also receive free resources to help their students develop their own stories. To aid in this process, Timpanogos Storytelling provides all participating schools:

    1. Free access to the performance.
    2. Easily adaptable lesson plans.
    3. A special resource DVD with master storyteller Donald Davis.
    4. An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of stories from professional storytellers for each teacher.

 

Because of heavy demand, we can not offer the school assembly program to schools that participated the previous year. However, schools can apply to attend the Festival every year as long as there is space (requests are taken in a first-come, first-served fashion).

Below are more details about each program:

Performances at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

What does my school receive?

1.  Students between grades 3-12 have an opportunity to hear two different award-winning storytellers from around the nation perform for thirty minutes each in a large performance tent at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival on September 7 or 8, 2017. There is no cost for participating schools, but schools are responsible for their transportation to and from the Festival site.

    • Festival storytellers come from all over the United States and England. They include Grammy winners, NPR and PBS contributors, and published authors. These storytellers have performed in some of the most prestigious venues in America including the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and Getty Center.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is moving to a new location at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi in 2017 in order to better meet the needs of attendees.  Please plan your travel based on the new location.  Details about parking and a map will be provided with your Festival information.

 

 

2.  Participating schools will receive all of the program’s storytelling resources including:

      1. Easily adaptable lesson plans (click here to see the lesson plans) designed to help your students produce their own original, five-minute stories. Developed by a faculty member at Brigham Young University, all lesson plans are aligned with state standards.  State standards are identified and labeled, making it easy to identify learning objectives for each activity.  There are two sets of lesson plans available, one for lower grades and one for upper grades.

 

  • An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of professional stories for each classroom. These CDs can be used to orient teachers about storytelling and also as a classroom resource to inspire and teach students.

 

 

  • Make It, Tell It, Write It: A Donald Davis Approach to Unlocking Stories DVD for each school to be used as a storytelling resource. The DVD was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Master storyteller Donald Davis, featured on the DVD, is considered one of the nation’s foremost storytellers and is one of the Festival’s participating storytellers this year.

 


What does my school need to do?

1.  Participate in the program, then report back to Timpanogos Storytelling regarding its effectiveness.

2.  Schedule and coordinate your Festival visit with Timpanogos Storytelling.

How do I get my school involved?

This program is open to grades 3-12 from public and charter schools throughout the state of Utah.  If your school is interested in participating in the program and attending the 2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, please click here. Requests to attend the Festival are handled in a first-come, first-served basis.

 

School Assembly and Workshop Opportunity

[Due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year.]

What does my school receive?

1.  Public and charter schools can have national storytellers perform for your students for two free performances (which usually means an one lower grades assembly and one upper grades assembly for elementary schools and two general assemblies for secondary schools).

      • Participating storytellers visiting throughout the 2017-2018 school year come from all over the United States and include NPR and PBS contributors, published authors, and award-winning performers. These storytellers have performed in some of the most prestigious venues in America including the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the World’s Fair.

 

    • Although we can adjust to school needs, we recommend 30-35 minute performances (not counting the time needed to bring students in and out of the assembly) for K-3 assemblies and 40-45 minute performances for grades 4-12.  We also understand some secondary schools may not be able to work with this standard schedule, please contact us and let us know an ideal schedule for you and we will work to accommodate your needs.


2.  A special teacher or classroom workshop about storytelling with the visiting professional storyteller.

      • Teacher workshops typically last between 30 and 45 minutes and are done the same day as the assemblies. Storytellers share tips, stories, and techniques they use to teach storytelling to students.  These professional development workshops count as relicensure hours with the Utah State Board of Education.

 

      • Classroom workshops are intended for one class, or possibly two classes working together, to spend 30-45 minutes working with the visiting storyteller.

 

3.  Easily adaptable lesson plans (click here to see the lesson plans) designed to help your students produce their own original, five-minute stories.

    • Developed by a faculty member at Brigham Young University, all lesson plans are aligned with state standards.  State standards are identified and labeled, making it easy to identify learning objectives for each activity.  There are two sets of lesson plans available, one for lower grades and one for upper grades.  Lesson plans for junior high and high school audiences are coming soon.


4.  An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of professional stories for each classroom.

    • These CDs can be used to orient teachers about storytelling and also as a classroom resource to inspire and teach students.


5.  A Make It, Tell It, Write It: A Donald Davis Approach to Unlocking Stories DVD for each school to be used as a storytelling resource.

    • The DVD was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Master storyteller Donald Davis, featured on the DVD, is considered one of the nation’s foremost storytellers and is one of the program’s participating storytellers this year.


What does my school need to do?

1.  Participate in the program, then report back to Timpanogos Storytelling regarding its effectiveness.

2.  Coordinate a day with Timpanogos Storytelling to host the storyteller’s two assemblies and teacher or classroom workshop.

How do I get my school involved?

[Due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year.]

Please click here to contact us about participating in the program and scheduling a storyteller to visit your school.  We will contact you to coordinate sending you the educational resources and schedule a date for your storyteller performances and workshop.  On the form, please let us know about preferred dates.  Since we are coordinating visits throughout the state as well as the schedules of the national storytellers, we will work with you to accommodate as many of your preferences as we can.

For more information or questions, please contact Eliot Wilcox at ewilcox@timpfest.org or 801-228-1350.  Click here to see our 2014-15 POPS Annual Report or here to see our 2015-16 POPS Annual Report.

Timpanogos Storytelling

What is the POPS Storytelling in the Classroom program?

Due to generous funding from the Utah State Legislature to the Utah State Office of Education Professional Outreach Program to Schools (POPS), Timpanogos Storytelling will be offering free storytelling events to public and charter schools in the state of Utah during the 2017-18 school year.  In addition to the legislative support, every POPS organization brings at least a 100% match of private to state dollars. Timpanogos Storytelling is proud to be among the POPS organizations bringing world class art to students in Utah. If your school does not qualify for the program, please click here to see our other affordable opportunities for schools to watch professional storytelling.

There are two opportunities to participate through the program. Schools can participate by: (1) bringing your students to a performance at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival on September 7 or 8, 2017; (2) scheduling a storyteller to visit your school for two assemblies (upper and lower grades) and a teacher or classroom workshop (due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year).  In both cases, participating schools will also receive free resources to help their students develop their own stories. To aid in this process, Timpanogos Storytelling provides all participating schools:

    1. Free access to the performance.
    2. Easily adaptable lesson plans.
    3. A special resource DVD with master storyteller Donald Davis.
    4. An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of stories from professional storytellers for each teacher.

 

Because of heavy demand, we can not offer the school assembly program to schools that participated the previous year. However, schools can apply to attend the Festival every year as long as there is space (requests are taken in a first-come, first-served fashion).

Below are more details about each program:

Performances at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

What does my school receive?

1.  Students between grades 3-12 have an opportunity to hear two different award-winning storytellers from around the nation perform for thirty minutes each in a large performance tent at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival on September 7 or 8, 2017. There is no cost for participating schools, but schools are responsible for their transportation to and from the Festival site.

    • Festival storytellers come from all over the United States and England. They include Grammy winners, NPR and PBS contributors, and published authors. These storytellers have performed in some of the most prestigious venues in America including the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and Getty Center.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is moving to a new location at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi in 2017 in order to better meet the needs of attendees.  Please plan your travel based on the new location.  Details about parking and a map will be provided with your Festival information.

 

 

2.  Participating schools will receive all of the program’s storytelling resources including:

      1. Easily adaptable lesson plans (click here to see the lesson plans) designed to help your students produce their own original, five-minute stories. Developed by a faculty member at Brigham Young University, all lesson plans are aligned with state standards.  State standards are identified and labeled, making it easy to identify learning objectives for each activity.  There are two sets of lesson plans available, one for lower grades and one for upper grades.

 

  • An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of professional stories for each classroom. These CDs can be used to orient teachers about storytelling and also as a classroom resource to inspire and teach students.

 

 

  • Make It, Tell It, Write It: A Donald Davis Approach to Unlocking Stories DVD for each school to be used as a storytelling resource. The DVD was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Master storyteller Donald Davis, featured on the DVD, is considered one of the nation’s foremost storytellers and is one of the Festival’s participating storytellers this year.

 


What does my school need to do?

1.  Participate in the program, then report back to Timpanogos Storytelling regarding its effectiveness.

2.  Schedule and coordinate your Festival visit with Timpanogos Storytelling.

How do I get my school involved?

This program is open to grades 3-12 from public and charter schools throughout the state of Utah.  If your school is interested in participating in the program and attending the 2017 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, please click here. Requests to attend the Festival are handled in a first-come, first-served basis.

 

School Assembly and Workshop Opportunity

[Due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year.]

What does my school receive?

1.  Public and charter schools can have national storytellers perform for your students for two free performances (which usually means an one lower grades assembly and one upper grades assembly for elementary schools and two general assemblies for secondary schools).

      • Participating storytellers visiting throughout the 2017-2018 school year come from all over the United States and include NPR and PBS contributors, published authors, and award-winning performers. These storytellers have performed in some of the most prestigious venues in America including the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the World’s Fair.

 

    • Although we can adjust to school needs, we recommend 30-35 minute performances (not counting the time needed to bring students in and out of the assembly) for K-3 assemblies and 40-45 minute performances for grades 4-12.  We also understand some secondary schools may not be able to work with this standard schedule, please contact us and let us know an ideal schedule for you and we will work to accommodate your needs.


2.  A special teacher or classroom workshop about storytelling with the visiting professional storyteller.

      • Teacher workshops typically last between 30 and 45 minutes and are done the same day as the assemblies. Storytellers share tips, stories, and techniques they use to teach storytelling to students.  These professional development workshops count as relicensure hours with the Utah State Board of Education.

 

      • Classroom workshops are intended for one class, or possibly two classes working together, to spend 30-45 minutes working with the visiting storyteller.

 

3.  Easily adaptable lesson plans (click here to see the lesson plans) designed to help your students produce their own original, five-minute stories.

    • Developed by a faculty member at Brigham Young University, all lesson plans are aligned with state standards.  State standards are identified and labeled, making it easy to identify learning objectives for each activity.  There are two sets of lesson plans available, one for lower grades and one for upper grades.  Lesson plans for junior high and high school audiences are coming soon.


4.  An Introduction to Storytelling CD with a variety of professional stories for each classroom.

    • These CDs can be used to orient teachers about storytelling and also as a classroom resource to inspire and teach students.


5.  A Make It, Tell It, Write It: A Donald Davis Approach to Unlocking Stories DVD for each school to be used as a storytelling resource.

    • The DVD was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Master storyteller Donald Davis, featured on the DVD, is considered one of the nation’s foremost storytellers and is one of the program’s participating storytellers this year.


What does my school need to do?

1.  Participate in the program, then report back to Timpanogos Storytelling regarding its effectiveness.

2.  Coordinate a day with Timpanogos Storytelling to host the storyteller’s two assemblies and teacher or classroom workshop.

How do I get my school involved?

[Due to high demand, we are now accepting schools for the wait list for this program for the 2017-18 school year.]

Please click here to contact us about participating in the program and scheduling a storyteller to visit your school.  We will contact you to coordinate sending you the educational resources and schedule a date for your storyteller performances and workshop.  On the form, please let us know about preferred dates.  Since we are coordinating visits throughout the state as well as the schedules of the national storytellers, we will work with you to accommodate as many of your preferences as we can.

For more information or questions, please contact Eliot Wilcox at ewilcox@timpfest.org or 801-228-1350.  Click here to see our 2014-15 POPS Annual Report or here to see our 2015-16 POPS Annual Report.

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