2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

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“Theatricks”: Engaging Learners and Igniting Imaginations With Drama, Storytelling and Puppetry

Join award winning author, performer and artist educator, Lori Sherritt-Fleming in this lively, hands on workshop outlining how you can bring literacy to life, and encourage students to explore personal and traditional stories using drama and puppetry.  Featuring playbuilding strategies, opportunities to design, build and manipulate various kinds of puppets, classroom vocal and storytelling resources and exercises, educators will leave invigorated with ideas and engaging lesson plans that they will use for years to come!  A great workshop to facilitate student ‘voice’.  Sponsored in part by the Surrey International Children’s Festival.  Resource packages will be provided.  Connects to Language Arts, Social Studies, Drama and Visual Art curriculum. 



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Lori Sherritt-Fleming

Passionate about combining learning with the arts, Lori founded the Tickle Trunk Players in Vancouver and has been using theatre, storytelling and rhythm to encourage students to make active and creative connections to literature for over two decades with her own company, as a Mentor Artist with the Royal Conservatory’s Learning Through the Arts Program and the Creative Writing for Children Program.  She has performed at both the Richmond and Vancouver International Children’s Festivals as well as at hundreds of schools and community festivals.  She created the Poet Zone at the Surrey International Children’s Festival. 

Lori is an award-winning author.  “Hungry for Math:  Poems to Munch on” co-authored with Kari-Lynn Winters won the 2016 Rainforest of Reading award.  “Hungry for Science:  Poems to Guzzle” is due out in 2017 with Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 

 Lori is a past president of CWILL BC, a member of the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, on the ArtStarts roster as an artist in residence, is an artist educator with Vancouver Biennale and DAREarts.  She loves working in schools and communities as an Artist in Residence and has presented hundreds of professional development workshops for educators internationally.  Some recent projects include:  “The Story Fence” at Brighouse Elementary in Richmond, “Techno-poet-ology” at Star of the Sea Catholic School in White Rock and a full school residency focusing on the unit, “How We Express Ourselves” at Brockton Preparatory School in North Vancouver.  To find out more, visit www.lorisherritt.com

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

No Seats Free