My latest submission of Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer, is to Pants On Fire Press. This looks like a very promising publisher and I hope to hear back from them soon!
The Mt. Airy Garage will be hosting its first ever Youth Poetry Event. This will be our one year anniversary of Poetry events at MAAG and to celebrate we wanted to fill our space with the voices of young, aspiring poets from around our region. We encourage poets of all ages to attend.
Bring your original work and be ready to jump up on stage. As always, a soulful jazz backbeat will support and inspire our voices and please our ears, thanks to Tank Keitt and Charles Witherspoon on percussion, drums, and bass.
Just want to listen and take it all in? That’s fine too. Just come. Saturday, April 4th at 7 pm, 11 West Mt. Airy Ave. (19119). $5 admission. For more information call 215.242.5074 or visit http://mtairyartgarage.org.
To learn more about this event please visit the Mt. Airy Art Garage’s Website at:
This is a day in the life of my second graders!
The redefinition journey of the SCH Academy Lower School continues, even as one of the final snowfalls of the season blankets Philadelphia. New Media Specialist Karen Kolkka and I meet with second grade girls’ teachers Mary Ann Domanska and Karen Pizer to discuss potential 21st century projects, based on existing learning goals and desired student outcomes. Clear to all of us, from this meeting’s focus as well as that of others with Lower School faculty, is the use of technology as a driving force toward increasing student creativity, excitement, and learning. Simultaneously, its use continues to complement the curriculum the teachers have been developing and instructing for years.
Within minutes of our meeting, we excitedly begin to develop the steps needed to integrate Scratch, MIT’s educational programming language and multimedia authoring tool, into an existing 2nd grade project. Even as I leave the meeting, plans for implementation are underway…
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I am currently submitting query letters along with my synopsis to literary agents representing middle grade authors. I have a completed middle grade manuscript, EMIC RIZZLE, TINKERER, and it is ready to find the right, loving home. There have been several nibbles so far but no bites as of yet. I do remain hopeful and determined that it will be successfully published.