I’m a teacher, how can my school get involved?
If your school meets our criteria we can come in during class hours.
The workshops are either one-off for two hours of hectic writing fun or term-long programs where students get the chance to develop a longer piece of writing. Have look at our current list of programs we offer HERE or get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What programs do you offer?
What are the ages of the young people you work with?
We typically work with young people between the ages of 7-17.
Our priority is marginalised young people - those most at risk of losing confidence in their writing and switching off at school. Statistically young people from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds are more likely to struggle with literacy. We want to light the spark of creativity and help them find their voice.
Do you only work with marginalised kids?
Yes, Our Story Factory storytellers have developed Teacher Professional Development Workshops for helping to promote creative and critical thinking in students. They’re a talented bunch who, between them, have edited newspapers and music magazines, taught in classrooms for more than 30 years, completed two masters of creative writing degrees, completed 3.9 teaching degrees, completed a doctorate, written lots of published poetry, undertaken graphic design projects, performed with Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir Street Theatre and ….much more.
Workshops support teachers as they seek to develop units of work and engaging classroom activities for students across the full range of abilities. All Professional Development Workshops include resources for model activities that have been used and refined in Story Factory workshops. We also provide teachers with a snapshot of the theory and research underpinning our workshops.
Take a look at the range of workshops we offer HERE
And book into an upcoming workshop by filling out a form HERE
Do you offer teacher training?