Workshops are available for students, teachers, parents, naturalists, and the clergy. They are available as one hour or two hour presentations, day-long workshops, a week-long Artist-in-Residency, or a semester/year long course. All workshops are experiential; the only way to learn storytelling is by doing it!
My experience as a classroom teacher has prepared me to share my talents and ideas in a coherent, step-by-step instructional format, while allowing participants plenty of opportunities for self-expression. All of the workshops listed here are flexible, and I can emphasize certain angles to fit your needs. I have taught at many levels, from preschool to graduate courses.
This broad range of experience ensures that each program is tailored to meet the needs of the participants.
Fox is also a frequent keynote speaker at educational conferences.
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"Your visit was not only inspiring to our students, but to the teachers involved, too. Their fables written in science class were really fun to read."
Diane Olson, Geneseo Middle School
Funding should never be an issue! Workshops can be supported through Reading First and Eisenhower Foundation grants. Fox is on both the Illinois ArtsTour and Arts in Education rosters, so funding assistance is available through the Illinois Arts Council. Poe and Audubon have been chosen by the Illinois Humanities Council Roads Scholar Program and they will pay for any public performance in the state of Illinois!
Schools can apply for funding through their PTA or PTO, or corporate partners. Smaller school districts can partner with neighboring districts to share travel expenses and fees. Book and CD sales can be used to raise funds. Community organizations can offset costs with ticket sales and by selling ads in the program. If funding is an issue please Contact Fox to discuss possibilities.