Build Me a Story: The Intersection of Engineering and Storytelling

STEAM Dream Team

This seminar is available in person or virtually SYNCHRONOUS (live).


What do you get when you cross classic fairy tales and fables with a child's innate desire to create and learn through storytelling? Kim Ratliff and Harlan Brownlee present a STEAM arts-integrated approach that can transform learning for your students. Learn strategies to take back to your classroom: storytelling elements, tableaus, engineering problem-solving through re-creation of story setting, and using narrative as a dramatic tool with movement and dance. A STEAM arts-integrated classroom provides the opportunity for your students to develop the essential skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.


Come prepared to move and get your creative juices flowing!


Learning Objectives:

-Understand the relationship between storytelling, student engagement, and dance and movement-related problem-solving.

-Make the connection s with an arts-integrated approach and develop the essential 21st Century skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

-Appreciate dance and other art forms as viable methods to help students achieve higher level thinking skills.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: Teachers

Fees: $1000 / customized seminars (fees & lengths) are available on request

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Year round

Program Length: 3 hours

Location: At Your School

Requirements: Large, cleared space; chairs arranged in a semi-circle; projector that's compatible with PC HDMI connection; screen or wall for projector; access to electrical outlet for PC & projector; flip chart & markers; handouts for participants.