StoryCoach Ready to Roll
The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions unveiled StoryCoach on Monday, May 21.
StoryCoach is the brainchild of Heather Goertz, Creighton assistant professor of occupational therapy. Goertz, OTD, OTR/L, and 20 of her students worked with as many as 100 students from Blackburn High School and Omaha Street School to gut and then refurbish an old school bus. They then created story modules for their favorite fairy tales, complete with costumes and other props.
While the final product has been unveiled, this story is just beginning. The bus will now visit locations throughout the metro area, and Blackburn students will become “story tellers” to pre- and grade-school students. Creighton occupational therapy students will continue their involvement as well.
Creighton occupational therapy students frequently become involved in community outreach efforts to assist people who may have difficulty achieving meaningful occupations for a variety of reasons. During the spring semester, Goertz's students tackled the subject of literacy among at-risk youth.