Improving literacy through creative writing
Character Education, Anti Bullying Prevention, Being Respectful, Showing Empathy, Creating Last Longing Friendships, Career and College Readiness, Traveling The World, Geography, Ball Handling, Basketball Tricks, Fun, Harlem Globetrotters, Memories That Will Last A Lifetime, Importance of Family
Confidence, courage, and self efficacy building through creative expression.
Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Math, Language Arts, Visual Arts
Comics are one of the most powerful tools we have for sharing stories. Ira’s DRAWING COMICS program is filled with colorful visual lessons that invite students into the exciting world of comics and show them the skills needed to create comics that connect readers with their stories.
As a working comic artist, I’ve had a wide array of experiences with the art form. I’ve used comics to tell stories in fiction and non-fiction, as entertainment and educational material. I’ve self-published my own fantasy comics, created educational comics for middle schoolers in the capital region, and recently worked with the European Research Council on a comic about “the internet of things.” You can see all this work on my website: iramarcks.com
More than an author visit: A one-of-a-kind literary theater experience that will inspire your students (& teachers) now and for years to come.
The program invites students to step back in time, (1960’s) and engage with the book through music, art, and storytelling. The story addresses subtle messages of friendships, community acceptance, respect, collaboration, forgiveness, bullying.
Motivation, Adolescent Personality Development, Life Values, Dance, Musical Theater, Character Education, Music, Writing, Workshops/Residencies
Recycled Arts, Design Thinking, Problem-Solving, Creativity, Character Creation, Creative Writing
Fictional Character development within the framework of brainstorming and a step by step story map.
LAUGH-A-LOT POETRY –
Entertaining Poetry Assemblies and Dynamic Writing Workshops that teach inspire, and set imaginations on fire!!!
What, exactly, is an ecosystem? How are its elements related? What crazy and cool organisms exist in the diverse rainforest ecosystem?