Around the World with Storytelling

Young children live through their imaginations, which makes storytelling so deeply nourishing for their hearts and souls. Fairy tales and stories captivate young children because these stories mirror the developmental struggles of children transitioning through the stages of early childhood. Participants will travel around the world exploring the magic of storytelling.

Instructor

  • Carrie Becker

    Early Childhood Specialist

    Carrie Becker

    Carrie Becker is an educational consultant who specializes in early childhood and special education. She has an undergraduate degree in elementary/special education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Carrie uses her 20+ years of experience working with children and families to design professional development workshops that inspire teachers to reflect upon and grow their teaching practices. She is passionate about creating environments that foster authentic learning experiences for both children and adults.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Introduction of Carrie Becker
    • Introduction to Around the World with Storytelling
    • Objectives
  • 2
    Childhood Development
    • Fairy Tales and Fantasy
    • Your Experience
    • Cognitive Development
    • Cognitive Development of Your Students
    • Concrete vs Abstract Thinking
    • Storytelling with your Students
  • 3
    Fairy Tales and Storytelling
    • Why Fairy Tales?
    • Child-Led Storytelling
    • Storytelling and Story Acting with Vivian Paley
    • The Power of Storytelling in Teaching
  • 4
    Final Project
    • Writing a Story
    • Write a Story
    • Using Fairy Tales
    • Transforming Early Childhood Education
  • 5
    Final Quiz and Course Feedback
    • Final Quiz
    • Course Feedback