Several themes are reflected in my programs: give credit where it’s due; appreciate the past as the work of the lives of real people; things we take for granted were not always so; there is always another side to the story
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
Stone Soup Cooking Class is a theatrical cooking show and musical performance written and performed by Tannis Kowalchuk and Jess Beveridge, and directed by Daniel Lendzian.
Astronomy and Space Science, Girls in STEM
Live theatrical performances for school audiences. Study Guides and Post show residencies available.
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
Fictional Character development within the framework of brainstorming and a step by step story map.
Social-emotional and Character Education Program that teaches students the 5 Core Values of Pride, Respect, Responsibility, Trust and Citizenship. Utilizing the children’s book Hi-5 for Bulldog Pride and corresponding activities students and classrooms will see improved behavior and academic development. This program will have a positive impact on home and community connections while enhancing the climate, culture and enjoyment of the classroom setting. Join Harrison and become Hi-5 Friends!