Once upon a time, we taught children through the oral tradition. Now studies prove children who actively listen to stories, expand their imaginations, becoming better thinkers, readers, and writers. Storytelling, especially by a master of the art, provides an ideal way to educate children. Tell me your story. I’ll tailor tales for your school.
Linda Peck – “Moving Mindfully through Mask, Science, Storytelling and Mime,” “Moving with the Monkeys; Mindfulness Tai Chi and Chinese Brushpainting”
1. Moving Mindfully ; Mask, Science , Storytelling, and Mime
2. Tai Chi Mindfulness and Chinese Brushpainting
Music and musical instruments, both modern and ancient, taken from nature and reproduced from ancient cultures. Songs and stories in Spanish and English.
The in-classroom programs are based on the NYS Social Studies Learning Standards and Themes. Most of the programs have a focus New York State history, as well, as a few programs on United States history. All the in-classroom programs engage the students on the specific topic.
Some of the programs have been converted to student readers that contain more in-depth historical information. Throughout each student reader, there are questions to answer and exercises to assist with reading and comprehension. Please see website for a listing of the student readers.
The Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors are an assembly of highly motivated undergraduate students focused on inspiring a younger audience to explore the role of science and engineering in society.
Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors focus specifically on basic and applied scientific & engineering topics that expand on materials being taught in 6 -12 grade schools.
Select Rensselaer undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science, called STEM Ambassadors, have undergone extensive communications training to create captivating presentations and real life hands-on activities that focus on the exciting aspects of science, technology, engineering and math. Our visits demonstrate that being a scientist is not just sitting alone in a lab all day, but actually something that requires creativity and passion and engineers are problem solvers with the knowledge and creativity to improve our happiness, safety and health in this world.
The city and town seals that are found on police cars, on street signs, in City hall and on municipal uniforms reveal the history and heritage of New York State. There are seals with Dutch symbolism, others with symbols of the Erie Canal and others that reference the municipality’s participation in the American Revolution.
This is a show about how kindness works much better than bullying. David draws from his own experience as a kid growing up in NYC in talking about this issue.
Iroquois History and Culture of New York,
Covering the 4th grade History curriculum and More.
Daryl’s takes his audience on a journey through the creative and writing processes by cleverly blending educational information with live performance, storytelling, music, reader’s theatre, readings and many interactive activities.
Catch a New Skill
Pok-O-MacCready offers experiential education programming that focuses on personal growth. Our mission is to create and encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to promote teamwork, communication, and tolerance, and to build self-confidence and nurture self-worth for visitors of all ages.
Kevin Kurtz is a nonfiction children’s author who writes books about science and nature. Kevin engages students in a discussion of the science topics of his books and the process of writing nonfiction. Science topics that can be covered by Kevin and his books include:
– Living things and nonliving things
– Scientists and the scientific method
– Plate tectonics
– Volcanoes and Earthquakes