Instructors: Karen DeRusha
Dates & Times: Thursdays, March 7 & 14, 2013
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Location: TEC Professional Development Center
Cost: $20 (Tuition is supported with a grant from the Greater Boston Readiness Center.)
Course Description: Using Vivian Paley’s storytelling curriculum as a model to begin with, participants will explore a variety of ways to introduce a storytelling curriculum to their students. We will define the learning benefits for all children, and discuss modifications for very young children (2’s and 3”s) and children with significant learning differences. Participants will practice the Paley model in class and try out an activity of their choice in their classrooms. A wide variety of resource material will be provided to support teachers in initiating storytelling and acting in their classrooms.
About the Instructor: Karen DeRusha has been a preschool and elementary school educator for 40+ years in the Newton Public Schools and elsewhere. In Newton, Karen provided professional development workshops for K and pre-school teachers, including workshops that used the work of Vivian Paley. She also coordinated Newton’s mentorship program, training newly hired teachers. Karen has created and presented numerous early childhood workshops throughout Massachusetts and at UMass Dartmouth. Currently she teaches workshops and courses for educators.
Note: Registration deadline is March 5, 2013.
To register: Visit our Online Registration Form at
complete this form and send, along with your check or purchase order, to:
TEC Professional Development, P.O. Box 186, Dedham, MA 02027
Please register me for “Young Children Tell and Act Out Stories“ beginning on 3/7/13!