. Engage your reluctant learners
. Build your students' creative confidence
. Enhance students' visual literacy
. Encourage innovative thinking.
. Many STEM and ELA tie-ins
Mike will show your K - 8 students how to think, write and draw more creatively and how to apply those new skills across the curriculum. Everyone draws along as Mike shares his virtual screen and explains the importance of point of view and the power of simplification. Sessions are age appropriate and last 40 - 45 minutes including an author Q & A. Everyone leaves with three pages of original art.
Teachers will learn specific, classroom-tested strategies to help even the most reluctant young writers write more and write better. Mike's technique of writing "short and light" maintains a student's interest and builds creative confidence. Approximately one hour. Mike has done this workshop virtually many times and it's always a favorite of the teachers who attend. Teachers of grades 3 - 8 with specific exercises for both younger and older student grade levels.
Reading aloud to children is a vital element in their literacy development. But reading aloud is more than just changing your voice to a higher or lower pitch when characters in the book speak. There are many other important elements such as pacing, silent pauses, environment, sound effects, and much more. In this one-hour workshop, teachers of children in grades Pre-K to 5 will learn fresh, fun ways to make their read-alouds more compelling and memorable. Based on Mike Artell's award-winning professional book of the same title.