Global teacher inspiration & cooperation
The World Storytelling Day project is simply great for all educators who wants to be part of an international story community and collaborate with teachers, storytellers and pupils all over the world. It’s scheduled for Tuesday March 20 next year. It could be a day or a week long event, or it could be used as a finale or a start of a more ambitious storytelling project. So you don’t have to wait until next year, you can start right now!
What is the WSD?
The World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on March 20, the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere, the autumn equinox in the southern. As many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and to create international contacts.
What can you do at a school …
… or wherever teaching, telling and learning takes place? That’s what this blog is designed to find out! You can expect a lot of story and teaching ideas to be added here. Please leave a comment here if you want to participate, if you are looking for educators to cooperate with and if you have ideas how to use the project in your teaching.
How do you host a storytelling event?
Easy! Your local storytelling group, festival, committee, or even an individual storyteller, can simply plan an event for March 20th, and promote it as part of World Storytelling Day. The theme for 2012 is “Trees”. Dream big, and let everyone know about your plans!
If you plan to arrange a public storytelling event, don’t forget to register it at the calendar on worldstorytellingday.webs.com There you will also find further information.
Spread the word around the globe!
Tell your storytelling friends, teachers and organizations about this! And don´t forget people you know in other parts of the world. Talk to them, send them a message and tell them stories …