"In 22 yrs of teaching, Jodi was one of the best author visits we've had!" Karen, 2nd grade teacher
* 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.