Master Storyteller Bill Harley Joins Fall Forum Lineup
Jul 26, 2012 - 06:00 PM
CES is pleased to announce that master storyteller Bill Harley will present “The Teaching Power of Stories” at Fall Forum 2012.
“A teacher is someone who gives stories to others so they can make their own. Regardless of the subject taught, story is central to how people make sense of the world and build a community with others. In this workshop, participants will look at how stories work in people’s lives, what stories define their own lives, and how to use story in an educational setting. Teachers will leave with new ideas for using story in the classroom and a deeper understanding of their work as teachers.” says the workshop description.
Genuine, irreverent, universal, ridiculous and original, Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy award-winning artist who uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up schooling and family life. A longtime commentator for NPR’s news program “All Things Considered” and recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities “for his use of music, song, and story in building community; promoting our common humanity; and encouraging lifelong learning, exploring and growing”, Bill tours nationwide as an author, performing artist, educator and keynote speaker.
Watch Mr. Harley’s Tedx speech, “Stories Out Loud”, here and visit his website here.