Category Archives: Education

Summer Camp Webinar Earns Seal of Approval From the American Camp Association

Adding social interactive reading in small peer groups is one of the best things your camp or summer program can do to help lessen summer learning loss. Find out more by investing the time to watch this free one-hour webinar … Continue reading

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Preserve the Arts with “STEAM” After School

As limited budgets see arts programs quickly disappearing from regular school curriculums, After School programs must step up and make sure students do not lose this important family of subjects by observing an “A” for Arts Education as part of … Continue reading

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Ensure a Fair Learning Environment for All Students with StopBullying.gov

This official federal web site provides many tips and tools for preventing bullying in schools and beyond, including how to respond to bullying when it happens and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. The site highlights … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature: Reader’s Theater Resource

Teachers and After School staff/coordinators may find the following web page about reader’s theater useful in their lesson plans: “A Guide to Reader’s Theater.” The page includes links to free scripts, information about the benefits of reader’s theater, and teaching … Continue reading

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Playbooks® Roleplay Reader™ Publishes The Bully Games, Turns Bystanders into Forstanders

Mission Viejo, CA – (September 5, 2012) – With the release of its new book, The Bully Games, Playbooks® Roleplay Reader™ arms schools and after school programs with a transformative tool that sends the anti-bullying message where it has the … Continue reading

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School Safety Advocacy Council Plans Bullying Conference

The 2013 National Conference on Bullying is set to take place February 27 – March 1 in Orlando, FL. With keynote presentations on practical ways to prevent bullying and also how the legalities of bullying may affect your program, the … Continue reading

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Choral Reading Video Feature

Character choral reading is a fantastic way to introduce students to reader’s theater if they are very young, shy, or below grade level in reading skills. Watch this video to see how multiple students can be grouped together to share … Continue reading

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Watch this quick and powerful webinar excerpt as reader’s theater expert, Dianna Cleveland, shares her vision for “10-Story Rotation and Repetition” for maximum reading growth. Learn why this is so powerful!

Over 10 weeks, every student… * Reads 10 different plays in a small non- threatening group * Plays 10 different roles 3-4 times each * Performs 1 play in front of other peer groups * Watches 9 other peer groups perform … Continue reading

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Choral Reader’s Theater Featured at National Title I Conference

This year’s National Title I Conference, which took place January 21-24, 2012, featured a session by reading recovery teacher and Playbooks® author, Gregory Brown. Brown’s presentation, “When Pink Flamingos Feel Blue,” focused on how to use choral reader’s theater to … Continue reading

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Students Show Off Reader’s Theater to Board of Education

New York students (Evans Park Elementary) recently performed two reader’s theater stories at a Board of Education meeting, with board members joining in and taking part in the second story. This can be a great way to gain support and … Continue reading

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