NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Storytelling in the Classroom

EDUC 600



St. Cloud

Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Tuesday Evenings 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: St. Cloud AmericInn, 4385 Clearwater Rd, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $100 + Course Fee: $190

Course Description:

Storytelling is a way of learning and understanding course concepts.  It is a path to self-awareness and understanding.  It makes one feel inspired to write.  It takes you into the past.  Students can improve their communication, public speaking and leadership abilities by learning the art of speaking, listening, and exploring oral, visual, and written communication.

Goals and Objectives:

Through the use of stories in lectures and to emphasize specific points, students will develop listening and attention skills, enhance memory, increase vocabulary and gain inspiration to write.  Storytelling in the classroom develops an immediate and personal relationship with the teacher and contributes to a relaxed intimate classroom environment.


Lipman, D. (1999). Improving your storytelling: beyond the basics for all who tell stories in work or play.  AK: August House

The required reading is found in the texts and a series of articles on the Internet plus handouts. Baldwin, J & Duding, K. (2007) Storytelling in Schools: A Reference Guide. Retrieved from: http://www.storytellinginschools.org (free print out)   

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


Special Instructions:

The cost of the course does not include the textbook.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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