Story Preservation Initiative®

Preserving the Stories of Our Lives by capturing the voices, words, and meanderings of artists, scientists, writers, poets, musicians, and eyewitnesses to history. Listen, learn, and be amazed! WEB: www.storypreservation.org

Archive for ‘December, 2016’

Story Preservation Initiative and New England College Partnership

spi_logo_learninglab-2-x-3

Story Preservation and New England College are partnering to offer college credits to teachers involved with the Story Preservation Initiative Learning Lab.

You can register to take one or more of these courses as a non-matriculating student by clicking on this link:   https://apply.nec.edu/register/?id=d1f25274-d6f4-4350-82af-c5cce0b41517

 

images

 

If you want to matriculate as a student and take one of these courses click on this link:  http://www.nec.edu/apply/

 

 

 

M.Ed./CAGS ONLINE Course offerings

Spring I 2017: January 16 – March 5

(Spring Break I: March 6 – 19)

ED 6140 Fundamentals of Storytelling for Educators
(3 credits)

Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In this course, students will learn how to construct and tell a well-developed story that holds interest and is effectively communicated to its listeners. Students will begin by exploring narrative stories to examine the basic elements of theme, plot, style, characterization, dramatic appeal, and appropriateness to listeners. Once a story line is well mapped out and adapted to a particular audience, the focus will shift to preparation for telling. Basic storytelling skills will be explored to make it your own, including dialogue, voice, gestures, facial expression, pacing, repetition, and exaggeration. Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

162 ED 6140 Fundamentals of Storytelling for Educators (3 credits) Jane Calnan

 

ED 6146 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum I (1 credit)

SPI Learning Lab Practicum I offers students the opportunity to work directly with SPI staff to develop a unit of study that integrates personal narrative into their classroom. In this course, students will become familiar with the Story Preservation Initiative website and choose a personal narrative from the site that will act as a springboard to learning for a unit of study that is project-based. Students will determine a topic and develop a unit plan outline that includes grade level competencies, related materials, and assessment evidence that will support the project. Teachers are required to meet with an SPI staff member three times within the seven-week period either virtually, via phone or face to face, to discuss ongoing progress with the project as well as student and teacher engagement. Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling

163 ED 6146 Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) Learning Lab Practicum I Jane Calnan and Mary Kuechenmeiste

 

Questions please contact Debra Nitschke-Shaw at dnitschke@nec.edu or Mary Kuechenmeister at mary@storypreservation.net