Alliance members include

  • Y(outh): storytellers, youth storytelling coaches, youth storytelling groups
  • E(ducators): teachers, librarians, libraries, professors, storytelling teaching artists, and persons interested in core arts and core curriculum
  • S(torytellers): full-time storytellers who work in schools, after-school programs, youth tellers, community-based programs, and universities

What does storytelling have to do with developing 21st century skills?

The 21st century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills lists three types:

Learning Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Collaborating
  • Communicating

Literacy Skills

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy

Life Skills

  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Social Skills
  • Productivity
  • Leadership

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