Mo’olelo and Literacy: An Interactive, Place-based Approach to English Language Arts
Course Number: IS183530
Dates: January 26February 23March 30

Time: 8am – 4pm


Waimea Neighborhood Center (Jan 26)
Lydgate Park, Main Pavillion, Waipouli (Feb 23)
National Tropical Botanical Garden at Limahuli (Mar 30)

Taught By: Mauli Ola Cook

Registration Information: To be officially registered for this course, teachers must register on PDE3 for PD credit and submit your $120 payment to Honolulu Theatre for Youth within two weeks after registering. Contact Tamara Smith at edadmin@htyweb.org or 839-9885 ext. 704. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Any requests for a refund must be received in writing by HTY at edadmin@htyweb.orgat least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Funding for air, ground transportation and stipends will not be provided. The workshop requires approval from your principal or supervisor.

Description: Participants will learn how to use drama strategies to enhance their storytelling in the classroom and how to use creative dance to engage students in comprehending text, identifying key ideas and details, and retelling stories. The literature for the course will be place based, featuring stories of Kaua’i and other islands in Hawai’i. The interactive, place-based, storytelling process is learned one aspect at a time providing opportunity for implementation between sessions.

Teachers will acquire a deeper understanding and comfort level with drama and dance strategies to enrich their language arts program and to impact student literacy goals.