I think this will interest many of you. Michele
Chances are if you're an educator, you're as good a storyteller—and regularly on the lookout for captivating math-centric stories to share with your children.
Why not expand your reach and write those stories yourself? Who is better qualified to bring math concepts to children through great storytelling than you?
It might be easier than you think. Especially since you know which topics appeal to kids and which math standards they need to meet at their grade level.
Two of America's finest authors of math literature are coming to the Highlights Foundation to lead our February 15-18 workshop (www.highlightsfoundation.org) and help you deftly weave math and literature together like a pro.
Award-winning children's authors MW Penn (www.mwpenn.com and Loreen Leedy (www.loreenleedy.com will present Writing that Counts: Discovering the Story in Math, a unique hands-on workshop that will show you how to write engaging stories using math concepts in ways that your students can understand and apply.
Penn, respected children's poet and author of 2 Lines: A Story of Two Lines (Connecticut Press Club Communication Award) has published more than a dozen books combining math and literature. She speaks on a variety of topics at the state and national levels of NCTM. Leedy is author and illustrator of more than forty books for children, including Seeing Symmetry.
Added bonuses? Our cozy campus in the Pocono Mountains, a tour of Highlights, our chef's farm-fresh meals, a chance to meet writers and educators in an intimate setting.
I hope to see you at Highlights Foundation on February 15. You can register for the workshop by visiting our website <http://tracking.highlightsfoundation.org/t?r=4&c=45995&l=3542&ctl=42B11:FD8680C1450A42B4A8D86EAE476F0E2A&> . Questions? E-mail Jo Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll-free (877) 512-8365 to request an application.
Please share this letter with your colleagues. Better yet, attend together! See you for a fun-filled February weekend of stories that matter and writing that counts.
Kent L. Brown Jr.
PS: To apply for one of our Teacher Grants, call Jo Lloyd at (877) 512-8365 today!