Tell Me A Story – Creating a Storytelling Session or Club in the School Library
- Created By Sarah Pavey
- Last Updated June 19th, 2023
NOTE: For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability. When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added. This is to show engagement and attendance. If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.
|Delivery Model||Online Face to Face session|
|What is Included|
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 25th October
Tuesday 21st November 2023
Primary and Secondary School librarians who wish to learn more about using storytelling as a medium for engagement with reading and literacy through delivery themselves or for setting up a club for students.
This course will equip school librarians with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage students through storytelling. By understanding the importance of storytelling in education, we can create meaningful learning experiences in the library or after-school clubs.
- Understanding the importance of storytelling in education and its role in engaging students in the school library or after-school club.
- Developing storytelling skills, including effective use of voice, gestures, and pacing to captivate listeners.
- Learn techniques for selecting and adapting stories for different age groups and interests.
- Explore strategies for incorporating interactive elements, props, visuals, and technology tools to enhance storytelling experiences in the school library or after-school club.
This course will equip school librarians with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage students through storytelling. By understanding the importance of storytelling in education, we can create meaningful learning experiences in the library or after-school clubs. Developing storytelling skills and techniques helps captivate students’ attention, promotes literacy, and fosters a love for reading. Additionally, learning how to incorporate interactive elements and technology tools will enhance our ability to create engaging and immersive storytelling experiences for students, making the library an exciting and enriching space for learning.
Each part is 30 minutes long.
Live Sessions using ZOOM
Storytelling – An introduction
History of oracy for communication. Importance of storytelling in education and impact on student engagement. Different storytelling formats – oral, written, digital.
Building storytelling skills
Effectiveness of verbal, non-verbal and tone of voice in storytelling. Techniques to hold attention. Selecting stories for age and interest levels. Use as motivation for reluctant readers.
Storytelling in action
Planning storytelling sessions in the library. Setting up a storytelling club. Incorporating interactive elements, props, and visuals to enhance storytelling experiences and utilising digital tools and platforms. Promoting cultural appreciation and inclusivity through diverse stories
Collaboration and co-creation with storytelling
Partnering with teachers to integrate storytelling into the curriculum. Encouraging student involvement in creating and sharing their own stories. Organising storytelling events and programs in collaboration with local storytellers, authors, or community members
* Times are UAE 1:00pm to 3:00pm via ZOOM.