String Stories across the Curriculum
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String Stories across the Curriculum
Presented by: Anne Glover
Monday, April 26, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
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About the Session:

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, we will explore the classroom applications of storytelling and the age-old game of string figures.  We demystify the notion of “story” and understand how universal and versatile it is, and how easy to apply to various areas of the curriculum. There will be activities to guide teachers in telling stories, and to show how students’ learning can be deepened by their own telling of stories. String figures, on their own or in combination with stories, are enormously engaging, and can also be extended across the curriculum. Anne has toured world-wide performing for thousands of schools, and she always leaves enthusiastic string-play in her wake.  In 30 years on the road and in the classroom, Anne has seen “string stories” strengthen language, math, reading, social studies and science programs. They develop patience, improve behaviour, and build community. Join us for this unforgettable day of exploring and learning together, and finish the day with skills and material you can take straight into the classroom.


How does the session relate to  T.Q.S (Teacher Quality Standards): (type in below here) 

Like teaching, storytelling is all about fostering effective relationships. We need to connect to the listener, to the material, to the world around us and to our own experiences. Teachers will deepen their relationships with peers throughout the day as they work, play and laugh together,  acquiring new skills that will strenghten bonds with their students. Stories and string figures, with roots in all cultures around the world, are perfect for an inclusive environment, as they create connections across all barriers. Participants will dig into their professional body of knowledge and learn new ways to convey concepts and fresh angles on old lessons. Anne shares specific tips on how stories and string games help establish an inclusive learning environment, and can be adapted across the curriculum.


About the Presenter(s):
Anne Glover

With a career spanning 30 years, storyteller Anne Glover performs on four continents for up to 45,000 students in a year. Anne’s dynamic storytelling is admired by peers and audiences alike; in 2016 she received a national award for her work. Anne remains relevant and in demand for her integrity, humour and teaching experience; and her ability to seamlessly weave themes into her presentations. She is a dynamic workshop leader whose sessions are always fun and engaging. Participants leave with new skills and material they can implement immediately.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Registration Notes:

Teachers from School Jurisdictions within the FLRC partnership can submit to FLRC to be reimbursed for the $25 registration fee.

Participant Requirements: 

Participants are encouraged to bring along their devices .

This is a hands-on dynamic workshop with participation, demonstrations,  and group activities.

French Language Resource Center