Last June, Michael Neale shared his story of writing The River and how the book and live event are not only radically impacted individual readers but also classrooms all across Palm Beach County. And that’s just beginning: so many other fields (counselors, grief support groups, small groups, …) are experiencing life and healing in profound ways.
Since June, our dialogue with Michael has been ongoing, and many of you have contributed. During his most recent visit this month, we discussed making the curriculum materials developed for the Palm Beach County School District available to a select group of teachers here in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
As part of an ongoing partnership with Winston Salem First, Michael will be returning on FEB 6-7 and would like to meet with the first 50 middle and high school educators (TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, GUIDANCECOUNSELORS, MEDIA SPECIALISTS, MUSIC DIRECTORS,…) who are interested in incorporating The River into the last quarter of this school year or into the 2015-16 school year.
We will be meeting Saturday, Feb 7, 4:00pm, at Winston Salem First in the Prayer Room to discuss this powerful tool for arts empowered literacy and learning.
Many of you have read The River cover-to-cover already. If not, we have copies available in The Shelf at WSF; of course, it is available in a wide variety of digital formats as well.
If you are interested in joining us on Feb 7, please email Joyce Henson to reserve your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so grateful for your work in our schools. As you know, WSF and Love Out Loud are both committed to investing in the next generation of leaders. We look forward to partnering with you on this new endeavor that has tremendous potential to impact our city.