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Roger’s Story CV

Training

People’s Association training for Grassroots Leaders: Emotionally Connecting with Storytelling (1 day course)

National Library Board:  80 hours of story workshops in FY2014

National Library Board : to video-record 120 books in the KidsRead programme, demonstrating to volunteers how to read aloud expressively in an engaging way.

National Arts Council: Curator of LITTLE LIT!, the children’s programme of the Singapore Writers Festival


Community

founds The Storyline, a storytelling club to promote storytellers

Asian Festival of Children’s Content – workshop leader (Bonding with your child through storytelling)

2012

Hands-on Literacy Conference (Nov) - workshop presenter

2011

Organised fundraising storytelling performance for Singapore Environment Council (SEC) to celebrate World Water Day/World Storytelling Day

The Esplanade Theatre (Flipside Festival; Feed Your Imagination series)

Singapore Storytelling Festival: International Showcase


International

2014

5th Penang Intentional Kids Storytelling Festival (3rd appearance)

Borneo Education Festival (2 day residency at Sandakan Politeknik)

Under The Aalamaraam, storytelling festival, Chennai

Mukah Politeknik (Sarawak) 3 day residency teacher/student workshops shows

Hong Kong Education Bureau: workshop for Secondary teachers, Storytelling as a Strategy for Promoting Reading and English Lang. Teaching

2013

16th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival, in Tabriz, IRAN (tellers from  Australia, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, Russia, Spain)  Winner, Best Storyteller Award

Penang English Language / Literature Teachers Association Conference Plenary Speaker

Garden School, Kuala Lumpur:  Book Week Residency

Xi-an University, residency for English Language Summer Programme

Penang Int’l Kids Storytelling Festival

2012

Residencies: Singapore Int’l School (HK) Tenby Int’l (KL), Nobel Int’l School (KL);

Hong Kong: Simmons Bedtime Reading festival;

2nd Malaysian International Storytelling Festival, (performer and workshop leader)

2011

Hanoi Public Library (for Singapore International Foundation), trainer

Malaysian International Storytelling Festival, KL

Performances

National Library Board  175 storytelling sessions in FY2014

2012

Singapore Writers Festival (2 programmes, 3 performances)

KidsFest (National Museum)

National Library tour: 16 shows/workshop

10,000 Fathers Reading: 4 performances



Schools

2014

Make Me A Storyteller workshops at Secondary schools: Kent Ridge, Bendemeer, CHIJ Toa Payoh, Fuchun

Professional Development workshops: Bendemeer Secondary, Greenridge Primary,

2013

Professional Development workshops at Eton House (718 Mountbatten Rd and then, on the Principal’s recommendation, Eton House Claymore Rd;) Bukit Panjang Primary School;

2012

Professional development workshops: Tampines JC, Canossian Convent, Crescent Girls, New Town Secondary cluster; Kong Hwa, Henry Park Primary;

2011

Professional development, Seng Kang Primary –for ALL staff on using storytelling across the curriculum, incl. the CCE programme.  Provided specific story examples for each level from P1-P6 to complement the existing lesson materials.   

Professional development workshops: CHIJ Our Lady Good Counsel, Ahmad Ibrahim and Northland Primary schools

Performances at Overseas Family School, Eton House (Orchard), British International School, Chatsworth, Avondale Grammar, Australian International School and many local schools at primary & secondary level.

English Language Institute Singapore inaugural conference, presenter/performer


Keynote

HDB Organisational Excellence Day : What’s Your Story? (2014)

Hong Kong Storytelling Conference (2014)

Keynote speaker, Science through Stories at Northview Primary (April) (2013)

SPED Conference (2012)


Publishing

2012 Stories For Moral Education

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MIMING:  I had a lot of fun masquerading as a mime

for Delifrance, . Interacting with the crowd was great, but wearing white make-up on the streets of Singapore was no joke!