Story-telling course coming

Honolulu Theatre for Youth is partnering with Kauai’s master teaching artist, Mauli Ola Cook, to offer a professional development course tailored for state Department of Education educators.

Registration is open for the course, “Mo‘olelo and Literacy: An Interactive, Place-based Approach to English Language Arts.” It is set for Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 30. Each session will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This course is a great opportunity for educators to learn how to use drama strategies to enhance their storytelling in the classroom and how to use creative dance to engage students in comprehending text, identifying key ideas and details, and retelling stories,” according to a press release.

The literature for the course will feature stories of Kauai and other islands in Hawaii.

Educators who participate will acquire a deeper understanding and comfort level with drama and dance strategies to enrich their language-arts program and to impact student literacy goals,” the release said.

The cost is $120.

Info: Tamara Smith with HTY, edadmin@htyweb.org or 839-9885, ext. 704

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