Tell Stories offers four Professional Development workshops. All
incorporate the WTS Process of turning stories into plays through
storytelling and improvisational techniques. Improvisational
theatre, based on trust and support, promotes a safe classroom
environment where learning can thrive. These methods can also be
applied to other curriculum such as language arts, history and
mathematics. Professional Development sessions run from one to three
hours, and can serve up to fifty educators per workshop.
Tell Stories Process of Turning Stories into Plays
Introductory and Intermediate Levels
Educators learn the following: professional theatre art techniques
that enhance language comprehension while building a creative
environment in which students flourish; methods for activating all
modalities of student learning; simple strategies for placing
California Standards for Visual and Performing Arts in the
classroom; exercises that make a difference for students in only
five minutes per day.
Standards for Theatre
Educators gain an in-depth understanding of the California Standards
for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and how to apply them in
Educators learn the basics of teaching the art of improvisation in
Directing for Theatre
Educators learn the basics of teaching directing for the theatre.