Tri Nguyen Ed.D | Principal, Luther Burbank Elementary School
Literacy in the Making is an interactive, engaging, virtually-delivered program that offers students in grades K-8 and homeschoolers the opportunity, through making, to deepen their understanding of literature and explore social-emotional themes such as resiliency, empathy, and self-expression. For many students, the experience of reading is about answering a series of written prompts, making is limited to STEM activities, and social-emotional skills are often discussed in a superficial way. Literacy in the Making challenges these narrowly defined practices by bringing these worlds together.
Literacy in the Making can also be implemented as a blended professional development program where teachers have an opportunity to observe the facilitation of the program and participate in a curriculum design session to integrate what they learned to support classroom instructional activities. Lime Design has partnered with the San Mateo County Office of Education to host this program: Transform Your Teaching through Literacy in the Making.
“It’s really fun to listen to the stories and then make creations based on how we interpret the story. I think that it’s great for both listening to fun stories, and doing arts and crafts. It’s awesome!”
Simon, 12-year-old homeschooler
“Literacy in the Making and Social Studies in the Making were two courses my 13-year-old daughter really enjoyed this spring. She smiled brightly through the classes. For a smart girl who had been feeling disengaged from the world during quarantine, these classes were very helpful. She says she felt understood by the facilitators for her strong interests in world health and supported for expressing her individuality. We would encourage young people who have an interest in exploring world issues and literacy in depth to participate in your courses. Thank you very much!!”
Valrie, Homeschool Mom
Learn more about Literacy in the Making using these links:
Read the article Literacy in the Making: Where Hearts, Minds and Hands Meet in Creative Educator.
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