Arts Infused Workshops
Vincent Massey Public School. Teacher: Stephanie Pokulok.
Grade 8 class facilitating students with oral presentation skills and learning respectfully how to tell First Nations legends, and learning to use a microphone. Students presented orally to grades 2 & 3 and recorded a compilation CD entitled Circle of Stories, Native Legends Across Canada at a professional studio.
“Thank you sooo much for all your help. I remember in the beginning I would hardly say my story, but now I can say it no problem!” — Michelle (grade 8 student)
“It (the recording studio) was the most fun trip I will ever take and probably one of the only times, this opportunity will ever come!” — Emily (grade 8 student)
Sinclair Secondary HS. Teacher: George O’Toole
Grade 12 University Writer’s Craft: – students developed comfort and confidence in delivering personal poetry orally through fun, interactive storytelling exercises and activities, guest speakers, use of microphone, coaching, and non-threatening open in-class critique discussions and produced the CD Passionate Voices, a collection of their personal poetry.
“What we both recognized was how the classroom dynamics from the beginning of the year had changed for the better. The students were all mingling and talking and laughing, and writing from the heart.” — George O’Toole