Professional Development Teacher Workshops

Learn new ways to incorporate storytelling and Indigenous education into your classroom! Our artists have put together a variety of professional development workshops that can be incorporated into classroom.

Virtual workshop: $510 for up to 50 participants.

In-Person workshop: $610 for up to 50 participants

For questions and booking inquiries, please email Kate Pharoah at [email protected]

Marcus Lundgren from DuffleBag Theatre


DuffleBag Theatre’s Artistic Director Marcus Lundgren will give teachers a fun framework for team building with their students while inspiring self-confidence in each participant. This workshop offers a springboard for curricular links to exploration of literature elements, aspects of drama, and critical thinking. The workshop will be a participatory demonstration of a project, and will include hand-out materials and suggested adjustments for different grade levels and neuro-diverse learners.

Workshops with Rukhsana Khan:

Be the Storyteller for your Classroom

Storytelling is an ancient art that’s remarkably effective no matter what the circumstances. It involves using your voice to establish authority and engage your students to learn. With a look, with a change of tone, with a bit of inflection, you can keep your students’ attention in the palm of your hand! In this workshop Rukhsana will teach the secrets of the trade so that you can apply it to your own teaching methods.

The Art of Grammar and Syntax

When writing both fiction and non-fiction grammar refers to the set of rules that make sense of your ideas. Syntax (the order of words in a sentence) can create focus and innuendo that furthers your narrative or argument in a way that is subliminal and extremely effective. Each sentence has a focus, and in this workshop, Rukhsana explores how to craft your sentences to create a narrative or essay that will sway most any reader.

Introduction to Indigenous Dance
Tribal Vision

Elementary School Teachers:

Using the story of How the Raccoon Got His Mask, Tribal Vision Dance will show teachers how to incorporate different learning techniques. Teachers will explore the meaning behind the story, learn dance steps, and learn a character trait exercise to take back to their classrooms.

High School Teachers:

Tribal Vision Dance will lead teachers through the importance of Indigenous dance and regalia. Using various resources like the official government circular from Duncan Campbell Scott forbidding Indigenous gatherings and dances and videos of dances from different Indigenous communities, teachers will learn how to incorporate these elements into their teaching.