#ELGL18: David Sewell McCann, Sparkle Stories

#ELGL18 takes place May 16, 17, and 18 in Golden, Colorado. In the coming days, we’ll announce each of the speakers and sessions. You can register for #ELGL18 here.


#ELGL18 Keynote Speaker

David Sewell McCann

Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller – Sparkle Stories

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The story is just the beginning.

David Sewell McCann is the chief tale spinner for Sparkle Stories. He fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. Out of his experience as an elementary school teacher and parent, he developed a method of intuitive, transformative storytelling, which he now shares with thousands of families through workshops, podcasts, and the Sparkle Stories website and app.

David’s keynote will focus on the concept of “master stories” and how they can inform the behavior and dynamics of groups of people. During the general session, David will lay out the tenets of telling master stories and then offer opportunities to delve deeper in breakouts sessions that will follow.


About Sparkle Stories

Sparkle Stories creates high quality audio stories that are simply told and carefully crafted to be relevant to children’s lives – with both its ups and downs, fun times and challenging times, ordinary days and extraordinary moments.

Each Sparkle story contains a small seed of learning about things like kindness, respect, love, and wonder.

The Sparkle Stories mission is to nourish children through media, not simply entertain them.


#ELGL18 Sessions