One Man Many Voices<br />

Talks, seminars and workshops concerning:
– Storytelling, Literacy and Curriculum: (Pre-K – 5th grades)
– Developing Children Chapel programs with stories, storytelling, music, and children's art

– Arts Approaches to Literacy

Conferences, Seminars and Workshops include:

    KEYNOTE Speaker:
  • Nassau County AEYC (2010)
  • MAESA (Mid Atlantic Assoc. of Episcopal Schools) 2010
  • Manhattanville College: "Supporting Literacy through the Arts: Early Childhood Conference"
  • Presbyterian Weekday Ministries Conference, Houston, TX, 2008.
    FEATURED Speaker
  • NAES (National Association of Episcopal Schools) Early Childhood Leadership Conferences: Los Angeles (2010); NYC, Chicago (2007).
  • SAES Early Learning Retreat, Houston, TX 2009
  • Hollins University Children’s Literature Institute, VA 2009.
  • NAES Biennial 2008, 2000.
  • West Virginia Episcopal Diocesan Conference, Fall 2007.
  • In collaboration with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NCTE Conference, 2007.
  • Tenn-AEYC (1996)
    SEMINAR/WORKSHOP Leader
  • Full Day Seminar/Course: Union Theological Seminary (2011, 2012)
  • Full Day Seminar Leader, New York Library Association (NYLA) 2008
  • Full Day Seminar Leader, Mercer School of Divinity, 2007
  • Seminar: NAES Biennial 2000, San Francisco
  • Panel: New York Public Library (2011)
  • Workshop: Episcopal Women’s Triennial, CA, 2009
  • Workshop: NAES Biennial 2002, 2004, 2006
  • Workshop: New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists 2004
  • Workshop: NYS-AEYC (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Workshop: NAEYC (2 years), NYC-AEYC (1998, 1999)
  • Workshop: ATIS (Association of Independent Schools) ’97 – 2009.
  • Workshop: Sesame Street Magazine Editorial Staff
  • Workshops: Individual schools include: Diller Quayle Music School (2 day intensive), All-Souls School; Columbia Green House, Riverside Day School, Riverside Church Pre-School, St Chrysostom's (Chicago)


Events


August 1 - 5, 2017: Return to Innova Schools in Lima, Peru. After working with 200 early childhood educators in Lima last August, Bill returns to the Innova Schools to lead professional development in Storytelling with the teachers of English. From August 1 - 4, Bill will offer the teachers an immersion in the use of storytelling to build English comprehension and active use. The Peruvian teachers of English will learn to tell stories, lead story-making activities and energize their young students in the imaginative possibilities as they begin to learn a new language. Each of the 4 eight hour sessions will include folktales, songs, games and phonemic awareness activities that support the upcoming units of study in the Innova Programs. Bill's "Narrative Classroom" approach will be actively explored by the teachers and they will create content that is meaningful to them and their work. Bill first visited Lima and the Innova Schools in August 2014; the schools decided to incorporate storytelling for early childhood in all of their 35 schools. Business Insider named the Innova Schools one of the 13 most innovative schools in the world!