Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Building a Learning Community

Yippee! I was selected recently to participate in the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar: Bringing Your Art Into the Classroom. This five-day seminar includes 17 other teaching artists (visual, theatre, dance and music). and features one on one coaching with master teaching artists, curriculum specialists, and school teachers experienced in weaving the arts into the curriculum.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Read To Me! Anytime! Anyplace!

An illustration I created in the book Destiny's Gift by Natasha Tarpley is included in the new 2010 Read to Me! calendar featuring artwork by children's book illustrators across the country, depicting cozy images of reading together each month. My illustration is on the September calendar.

The calendar, published by Family Reading Partnership, includes read-aloud tips by Esmé Raji Codell, author of "How to Get Your Child to Love Reading." The mission of Family Reading Partnership is to create a culture of literacy in which all children have early, frequent, and pleasurable experiences with books, together with a loved one, as a special part of everyday family life.