Narrative 4 Appalachia Initiative

Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (KVEC) and the global storytelling nonprofit Narrative 4 are launching a new initiative for a select group of exceptional teachers.

Participation in the launch of the Narrative 4 Appalachia Initiative is limited to six (6) outstanding teachers.

Please accept this invitation to apply for this free, exciting, new pilot project that promises a strong opportunity for educators to: 

  • Increase instructional strategies and significantly elevate student engagement
  • Reverse the trend toward apathy and isolation in Appalachian classrooms
  • Equip students with the tools to change, rebuild or revolutionize systems
  • Serve as a roadmap for other learning communities across the country and world

Participating teachers will receive:

  • Training, coaching, and classroom support in using the story exchange in their classrooms
  • Flexible, adaptable and exciting classroom resources that develop students’ capacity for active listening, perspective-taking, and peer-to-peer education
  • Easily applied models for project-based experiential learning
  • Access to Narrative 4’s global network of artists, educators, and students 

If you are interested in:

  • Fostering a positive school climate
  • Exploring a trauma-informed approach to education
  • Creating a global classroom
  • Integrating social-emotional learning into your curriculum
  • Inspiring empathy
  • Using stories to promote change

Then Narrative 4 teacher training is for you!

An application for participation is attached to this email. The deadline for SUBMISSION is March 11, 2020.

A “Connecting the Dots on Relevancy” document is also attached to this email.

Applications should be sent via email to

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