Storytelling is a centuries-old skill which wielded such power for community impact that only revered members of a society were granted the privilege of telling stories and cataloging a culture’s history. Stories connect us and help us to understand one another, or stories can divide us and make us believe false information to be true. Ms. Valerie Davis will touch on her workshop “The Art of Storytelling” followed by engaging story-making and story-telling activities in small groups to help educators find comfort and confidence in teaching attendees to explore their own cultural roots, find ways to empathize with and find connection points to experiencing other cultures, traditions, and values. Storytelling can be a particularly effective means of encouraging attendees to help, consider, and appreciate others with differing viewpoints, ideas and backgrounds. Build stories with Miss Valerie to build bridges of understanding in your diverse classroom.
Audience Limit: 30
Appropriate for Grades:
- Professional Development - Educators
- Professional Development - Parents
Workshop Cost Per Hour $250.00
Valerie Davis is a touring artist from Richmond, VA. Please contact Aisha Noel, the School and Community Relationships Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 to discuss tour availability!
Desks, paper, and pens/pencils for each attendee – and clear space for activities – classroom preferred.
What is a tour? A tour is a set number of programs (3-10) scheduled within a specific time span (2-5 days) and within a specific region. Tours are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of programs and/or dates are not met.
All tour pricing is subject to change based on number of programs, travel distance, hotel stays, and meals. Please contact Aisha Noel, the School and Community Relationships Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 if you have any questions.