Wendy Emo, an Academic Advisor/Instructor in the College of General Studies of South Dakota State University recently met with Sallie Harkness and Steve Bell for an informal Storyline seminar in Glasgow.
Wendy is a doctoral student working at distance with the University of York in England. At the end of a study visit there to meet with her educational supervisor she managed to include this Scottish visit.
Some years ago she attended a Storyline course presented by Elaine Smith and Colleen Vallerga in Culver near Bend in Oregon. Since then she has moved to a school in Washington State where she taught Storyline to 2nd and 5th grade students. “One really great thing that happened was that I had the same students in 5th grade as I had had in 2nd grade three years earlier and was amazed at the factual details they could recall about the topics we had studied. My own boys, now teenagers, did a few Storylines in their elementary years and still remember details from these. This kind of recall is so amazing!”
She continues that “Being such a Storyline fan I want to incorporate into my doctoral studies how writing their own curriculum affects teachers – if all goes as planned, I will be following this idea through those who attend a Storyline workshop.”