* Building A Story Is Just like Building A Sandcastle (for grades K-4):

From choosing the proper tools to building a strong foundation to the fine revisions, students will join Jodi in a journey through the creative process, structuring a “castle” as they compile story ideas together. Interactive sessions include a colorful power point presentation as well as play-acting & a myriad of props. And who knows? A dragon might even move in!

* Your Words Matter (for grades 5 and up):

Stories have the power to teach, connect & heal us. After examining the power of a picture book's illustrations to convey emotion & nuance, students will explore innovative  methods to strengthen their own words & concepts to create believable 3D characters & engaging plots. The ultimate goal?

To impress upon them the world is waiting to hear one more story: their own.

 

 Sessions are 45 minutes in length. Full day presentations (up to 4 in one location) $600.

Half-day (2 in AM OR 2 in PM in one location): $350.

Travel fees & accommodations may be applicable.

 

Contact Jodi directly via the website contact form for dates and details.

Author Visits

"In 22 years of teaching, Jodi was one of the

best author visits we ever had!" Karen, 2nd grade teacher, NJ