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Michael Mann

Training Consultant

Michael MannMichael Mann is an award-winning storyteller, bringing a variety of educational programs and workshops to children and adults in schools, churches, libraries, educational conferences, and corporate settings throughout the upper Midwest. Mike originally became involved in the National Institute on Media and the Family as a media rater for the MediaWise™ KidScore® program and has been an active advocate of the Institute's mission since 1997.

Mike's extensive storytelling experience creates an engaging environment for adults and children on subjects ranging from creative writing and storytelling to the MediaWise program. He was a 2002 nominee for the Anne Richardson Reading is Fundamental national award and is currently researching the area of storytelling and emergent literacy. As a founding member of Cygnus Storytelling, Mike is working with the families and staff of the Waldorf Schools to develop a family storytelling curriculum. He is president of the Northlands Storytelling Network, and a roistered artist for COMPAS Global Arts Presentations. Mike is a popular instructor for the Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association and an active member of the National Storytelling Network, where he participates in the "Stories in Organizations" special interest group.

Mike performs before more than 15,000 children and adults each year, and has appeared on Channel 9's Good Morning Minnesota and KARE 11. He also participated in the panel discussion involving parents and educators led by Dr. David Walsh on TPT2 after the 9/11 attacks.

Prior to his career as a storyteller, Mike worked in the area of human resources and corporate training, and spent the early years of his life as a baker. He is currently active in church, community and youth sports programs. Mike and his wife, Vicki, live in Minneapolis and have four children, Jennifer, Laura, John, and Tim, and a grandson, Jackson.









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