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Professional Development

We 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.

The We 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.

VAPA Standards for Theatre
Introductory Level

Educators gain an in-depth understanding of the California Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and how to apply them in the classroom.

Basic Improvisational Acting
Introductory Level

Educators learn the basics of teaching the art of improvisation in the classroom.

Basic Directing for Theatre
Introductory Level

Educators learn the basics of teaching directing for the theatre. 


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