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Description:Engagement is the foundation of all learning. Children connect completely and instantly with stories, empathizing with every character and problem, and listening with their whole minds. This workshop will explore the nature of engagement and the ways it can be catalyzed through story. Appropriate for teachers and administrators of students of all ages. Lee is a nationally-known storyteller and roster artist with Arts for Learning Connecticut, HOT Schools, and the New York State Council for the Arts. He has told stories in grades K-12 for thirty years.
Memory loss comes in many shapes and forms. Like music, stories are a tool that unlocks interaction across that spectrum, including advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic storytelling techniques that have been specially designed to help family members, health care professionals, chaplains, volunteers, and other caregivers interact with folks who are dealing with memory loss.
Rutherford is an award-winning storyteller whose practice includes more than 20 years performing regularly for people with moderate to severe memory loss, and those who care for them, in a variety of formal and informal settings.