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Content Provider: Author Valerie Marsh

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Type of Organization
Independent Provider of Content
Providing Distance Learning Programs Since
1998
Contact Information
Author Valerie Marsh
valeriemarsh@juno.com
4314 Hope Plantation Drive

Johns Island, SC 29455
United States
317 441 0158
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About the Content Provider
     Valerie is the author of 13 storytelling books,  a writing teacher, and storyteller. Her books include "Paper Cutting Stories A to Z," "A Treasury of Trickster Tales," "Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell Draw, and Fold," and "Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition." Other books include puppets made from food, and Heroes & Heroines.
     Valerie uses unique ways to tell tales for all ages including"Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (creating tangram figures), and Sign Language,  She offers Workshops for students, and professional development for teachers. Her story methods are easy, involve audience participation and get kids excited about writing! No matter which program you request, Valerie tailors her program to your class! Easy and fun!
      Miss Liz Science Wiz  joins Valerie for the Action Science programs. Miss Liz uses puppets and physical actions to anchor basic scientific concepts presented in our video conference programs. Miss Liz will have your students acting out all kinds of physical and life science facts!
Program Delivery Mode
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...),, Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...),, Zoom
Programs are available
By Request
Primary Disciplines addressed through programs
Problem Based Learning, Program Development, International, Religion, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Special Education, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Title I, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs, Curriculum, Storytelling
Here's what others are saying about our programs
     "I loved the way the presenters used fiction and non-fiction together. This has inspired me to do more interactive stories with the students. One first grade standard is to be able to retell a story and recall key details from the story. These interactive stories are perfect for students to practice this skill." Monica, Ridge Crest Elementary
     "We loved that all of the skills incorporated into the program were developmentally appropriate for our preschoolers and Kindergarten classes." Keisha, Shoreline Schools, Portland, OR.
         "Valerie and Liz did an excellent job communicating prior to the program. This was a great science topic that was educational and fun! My students were engaged and thinking about it the rest of the day," Lisa, Birchwood Elementary, WI.
        "This lesson was top-notch. The kids enjoyed it and were actively engaged throughout the lesson." Monica, Seattle, WA
     "She walked the students through things to do when they get stuck while writing and also taught the essential elements of storytelling which was good information for us as well." Anna, Sandy Searles Miller Academy.
     "Ms. Marsh does a great job with teachers and students. She shared several great ideas for using video conference as a collaborative tool." Kathy Prine, Tagnipahoa CM Fagan Schools, LA
     "Valerie showed me how to dovetail writing lessons into the fun of storytelling. My students love creating their own paper-cutting stories and then writing them down. And I get my writing standards covered!" Susan P., Cassopolis, MI
     "The tangrams were just what my students needed to get them thinking creatively about their writing." Bryan B, 6th grade language arts teacher, Auburn, IN
     "I appreciated the 'actual' activities used and will definitely use them again. In fact, many of my kids are going to extend Valerie's activities as part of our Writer's Workshop." Beth L, fifth grade teacher in Carmel.
     "I would recommend this program because it encourages children to write, draw, and otherwise communicate their creativity . Storytelling and writing is something teachers should always find time to do." Dave W, fourth grade teacher in Indianapolis.

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