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ES-267140-19

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201)
Sean P. Connors (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis (Co Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences

A two-week institute for 30 school teachers on Frankenstein, Cinderella, and adaptations of these classic texts.

This summer Institute will help thirty (30) K-12 educators develop a vocabulary and framework for teaching adaptations alongside a range of canonical texts that they already use (or are considering using) in their classrooms. The Institute will feature hands-on technology workshops (including user-friendly freeware for podcasting, video editing, and digital imaging) to adapt traditional texts for new audiences and to help educators replicate these activities in the classroom. The goals of the adaptation-focused Institute include the following: (1) to demonstrate to interdisciplinary K-12 educators the significance of teaching canonical texts alongside adaptations; (2) to support the examining and understanding of oral storytelling, fairy tales, and folktale traditions in the humanities; and (3) to demonstrate best practices for incorporating a variety of genres and media reflecting diverse storytelling forms.

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Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$221,528 (approved)
$221,528 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021