April 10, 2006
Dr. David Chobar, associate professor of education at Morningside College, will present “Creative Storytelling Techniques” at the Northlands Storytelling Network’s 2006 Annual Conference and Midwest StoryFest “Join the Circle,” to be held April 27-30 in Madison, Wis.
Dr. Chobar’s 90-minute workshop will include techniques for children on how to use their own imagination to develop stories through what he calls the “Six-Word Method.” Chobar has taught this method to grade school children in district-wide workshops and with his own children and grandchildren.
The Northlands Storytelling Network is a charitable, educational organization dedicated to encouraging and expanding storytelling in ways that allow all people to understand and share the benefits of the art. The organization serves storytellers and storytelling enthusiasts in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and beyond.
Chobar has been at Morningside since 2004, where he teaches secondary education and supervises student teachers. His research interests include legal, ethical, and pedagogical issues in teaching, secondary education issues, the changing role of education in the community, and the potential deterioration of college course requirements for teachers.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a master’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and a doctorate in adult education from Kansas State University in Manhattan.