Written Out Loud is a writing and storytelling program pioneered at Yale University and developed in Hollywood. The organization’s team works with schools and students outside of school to teach writing and empathy skills through collaborative storytelling practices.
Ava DuVernay, the filmmaker behind films for television and theaters, including When They See Us, Colin in Black & White, and Queen Sugar, has released a free online resource that includes lesson plans, or “learning companions,” which teachers can use to accompany instruction about her films.
Hoping to ignite the flame that inspires young readers to make a difference, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have released the slogan for this year’s Children’s Book Week, “Read Books. Spark Change.” The 2023 event will be held May 1–7 and November 6–12.
“On Safari With Nala”is a video series presented by nine-year-old Nala from Machaba Camp in Botswana. Each week Nala takes viewers on an exciting African adventure. Episodes include everything from exploring the Okavango Delta in a mokoro to learning about African wildlife.
How often does math get a holiday? Pi may be a famous irrational number, but there is nothing irrational about celebrating it with students. Every year mathematics teachers around the country celebrate Pi Day on March 14, since the date 3/14 resembles the first few digits of the number: 3.14.