How It Works
Our workshops offer opportunities for students to share and explore their own stories with support from a team of storytellers and story coaches.
Our partner teachers provide a commitment to supporting students and their stories.
Storytelling 101 lesson
Volunteer story coaches available to work with students in small groups
Planning and coordination of a final storytelling event
Note: Our work is currently focused in the Anchorage area but we look forward to being in touch with teachers and students throughout Alaska –and beyond. Though we won’t be able to email any real-live storytellers or story coaches, we can certainly connect students and teachers far and wide to recordings, lessons, and other resources.
Introduction to Workshops and Assignment: (Approx. 1.5 hours) Three (or more) former Arctic Entries storytellers share stories live in front of a student audience (one or more classes), a veteran story coach leads a lively lesson on storytelling basics, and students begin brainstorming their own stories.
Student Story Development: (Time flexible) Students work in class and/or at home to develop and revise their own stories.
Story Coaching Sessions: (Time flexible) Volunteer story coaches listen and offer feedback to student storytellers in small groups or one-on-one. Can be followed by additional feedback sessions between students.
Student Storytelling Event: (Time flexible) Students share stories with each other in-class or in an after school performance.