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STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics + KAMISHIBAI

Time & Location

June 25, 7:30pm ET


This interactive kamishibai workshop will be all about using the Japanese storytelling method to teach STEAM topics. Jackie Kerin, an Australian storyteller and non-fiction picture book author, and Yumi Izuyama, a Japanese Brazilian illustrator, writer and kamishibai performer, will present.

The World Kamishibai Forum is a free series of ten Zoom meetings that focus on different aspects of kamishibai. Live attendees will meet and interact with the presenters who are experienced kamishibai creators/presenters from around the globe and have deep experience in their work. The workshops will be recorded and made available to view later.

To receive an invitation to each Zoom meeting, be sure to register at World Kamishibai Forum website.


Jackie Kerin is an Australian performance storyteller, author of non-fiction picture books for children and founder of the Australian Kamishibai Association (AKA). Jackie will be telling the stories she has developed about migratory shorebirds and sharing the fun and challenges of using kamishibai to support STEAM. By studying about the migratory paths of animals, she hopes that storytellers can connect cross-culturally and collaborate on story making.

Yumi Izuyama is an illustrator, writer, and performer of kamishibai. As a Japanese Brazilian, Yumi likes to combine the cultures of the two countries in her work. Together with a science teacher, she conducts STEAM programs for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children in schools and libraries in the greater Cambridge-Boston area where she lives.

This project is supported by the Global Partnerships Education Grant.

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