January 23, 2012
Kindergarten through second grade students from
Burwell, Sandhills/Halsey and Spalding participated in the Kearney Area
Storytelling Festival on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, thanks to video conferencing
technology provided by ESU 10. Suzi Whaples, national storyteller from West
Virginia, shared some stories with students within the ESU 10 district more
than 50 miles away. Coming from the library world, Suzi has 30 years of
storytelling experience, is a great advocate for literacy, and her stories
reflect a love of reading. The stories she tells are almost all her own
experiences and creations.
John Stritt, Distance Education Coordinator at
ESU 10 says, "We are excited to have the equipment and be able to expand the
classroom walls by video conferencing events such as this. Students at a
distance from Kearney now have the opportunity to participate with the
technology available to us." To view Suzi's video click here.