Interested in storytelling? Podcasting? The power of the human voice? Join Max Bent, teaching artist, beatboxer and podcast creator for a dive into the world of Sound Tales.
Sound Tales are audio stories featuring songs and sounds that spark the imagination...created by the human voice!
In this professional development workshop, participants will enter into the multi-dimensional creative process of producing an audio story in the Sound Tales style. You will work together to analyze scripts and imagine what sounds will serve to bring the words to life. You will learn how to use your voice to produce awesome musical sounds and sound effects. You will explore how to record those sounds using a free browser-based application. And finally, you will share your work with the world!
Here's what teacher have said about working with Max:
"Max Bent is very fun to work with! He immediately hooked everyone's attention by demonstrating the build up of creating beats by layering vocal sounds with a looper pedal. He values everyone's ideas and finds a way to make everyone feel acknowledged and included. Together, we created a story line, characters, and sounds we would hear. Max dives into the heart of the podcast creation process. This is great for any educators looking to increase student engagement, social skills, reading comprehension, and creative outlets. This activity connects seamlessly with literacy. Students can apply what they learn in any subject to design their own story using sounds.
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Max 1:1. He is very encouraging, supportive, open-minded, and provides tangible ways to turn ideas into lessons. Students will have a blast creating sound tales together!"
Gina Bayne, 3rd Grade Teacher
"It was a pleasure to work with Max 1-to-1 and create a wonderful lesson plan for my students taking Italian at the 8th grade level. Max was very knowledgeable, super creative and very open mindful of my students' needs with particular attention to the topic of focus chosen. He was able to guide me through this creative process with great care and enthusiasm. I cannot wait to use this new art strategy in class in the upcoming school year. "
Elisa Sileoni, Italian Language Teacher
Check out the Sound Tales podcast on Apple, Spotify or [www.soundtalespodcast.com]