Caldwell Middle School Author Residency Day 2 – Tuesday, January 8, 2013

  Friends:   Today was the second day of my writing residency at Caldwell middle school through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.     Today, the students began brainstorming story ideas using story prompts that included two animal characters and a situation. First, I modeled the brainstorming process […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Language Arts, Literacy, math, School Visit, Storytelling, Teacher In-Service, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, Workshop, writing

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Dianne’s Summer Travels – August 2008

Friends: I spent a week in San Francisco and Berkeley, California. I presented two storytelling concerts and two professional development sessions at the International Association of School Librarianship Conference in Berkeley. I met librarians from all over the globe – the United States, Japan, Korea, China, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Austria, India, New Zealand, Canada, Jamaica, […] Read More

Categories: Author, food, story theater, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, Travel, Workshop

Handmade Tales Workshop; Friday, April 4, 2008

Friends: Today, I did a professional development workshop for teachers at an elementary school in the metro New Orleans area. What made the day so special was that my youngest daughter, Eliana (7), accompanied me and was my little assistant throughout the workshop. She passed out supplies and even took all the pictures (except for […] Read More

Categories: Professional Development, Teacher In-Service, Workshop