Imagination Is A Superpower
The in-classroom programs are based on the NYS Social Studies Learning Standards and Themes. Most of the programs have a focus New York State history, as well, as a few programs on United States history. All the in-classroom programs engage the students on the specific topic.
Some of the programs have been converted to student readers that contain more in-depth historical information. Throughout each student reader, there are questions to answer and exercises to assist with reading and comprehension. Please see website for a listing of the student readers.
Character development, anti-bullying education and media responsibility.
Character development and anti-bullying student-produced public service announcements (PSAs) based on their own experiences.
Astronomy and Space Science, Girls in STEM
Jump with Jill is the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show – a touring school assembly that uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert.
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.
Literacy, Respecting Differences, Persevering Through Obstacles, Reaching Goals Through Self Discipline, Discovering Potential