Seventh Graders Have Opportunity to Participate in Author Workshop


WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School seventh grade teachers Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Glenn recently arranged for storyteller, educator and coach Michael Trotta to visit with students in a special program. Thirty-five students participated in the voluntary workshop and agreed to meet with Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Glenn for three lunch periods leading up to the workshop in order to prepare.  Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Glenn prepared lessons about storytelling strategies using lessons from the creators at Pixar. 

Trotta informed the students that everyone has an inner genius and gave them tools to help them find theirs. He guided the students through an exercise of listening to stories with a focus on becoming aware of their own ideas and reactions to the story as it unfolded. The students had already viewed some of Mr. Trotta's art and writing online and had lots of questions. He discussed his creative process.

Students left the workshop with some obvious inspiration, noting, "I have so much to think about now," and, "He really pushed my thinking." Participants met at lunch one final time with Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Glenn to process the experience.

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