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Language & Literacy: Closing the Thirty Million Word Gap

March 4, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Donna Washington
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In this workshop, we explore 30 years of research that inextricably links language and literacy. We will discuss ways to increase a youngster’s aptitude in both. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales in the classroom and library to enhance vocabulary and improve a student’s chances of becoming a solid reader. 

Donna Washington is an internationally known, multiple award-winning storyteller, spoken-word recording artist, and author. A highly animated performer, she has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and personal narratives to life for over 30 years. Donna has been called a “Walking Disney Movie,” and told she was “better than television.”

There is no cost, but registration is required.

Check out the related APPlause! series performance, Feb. 22-March 5, Donna Washington Storyteller: Fun, Foolery and Folktales

LOCATION: Live, interactive Zoom event; registration is required
DATE/TIME: March 4 at 4pm (90 minutes)
MORE INFO: chenauskyc@appstate.edu

Educator Workshop Series


Let the Educator Series inspire and rekindle your love of learning with and through the arts. This year, we are focused on providing high-quality arts education experiences for K-12 audiences at no cost. We add to that quality professional development experiences for educators that will enliven a passion for learning and spark an element of excitement and fun for all educators.

Please be in touch with Christy Chenausky (chenauskyc@appstate.edu) ahead of any educator series event to request a certificate of completion.

Event is FREE, but registration is required.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the 2020-21 series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.

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Contact


For more information about APPlause!, please contact...

Christy Chenausky
Director of Arts Education and Outreach
828-262-6084 ext. 109
chenauskyc@appstate.edu

APPlause! Sponsors


chuck and anna eyler
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steve and sue chase

Details

Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm