If you are a teacher and would like to add more creativity and spark to your classroom, then join me as I join educators Deb Barends and Dar Hosta and others for

Educational Summer Institute

(I’m so excited to be one of the presenters!!)

From the description:

An exciting, two-day hands-on retreat just for teachers, in a beautiful setting in Central New Jersey, where you will learn simple ways to integrate creative activities into your classrooms, curriculum and literacy instruction that will stimulate and motivate student learning.  Come and participate in dynamic workshops that use recycled and “upcycled” materials.  Learn how to be creative on a shoestring budget and how to promote literacy through the exciting practice of “Art Journaling.”  Abandon your fears of drawing, painting and creative writing and experience our belief that Creativity Is A State of Mind.  Find out how you can integrate the arts, poetry, technology and nature-based learning into your K-5 classroom.  Come and make new friends, join professional artists, writers and educators for this informative, inspiring and spirit building event and leave with a box full of ideas to enhance your teachings!” Professional Development hours will be provided.

When: JULY 27 & 28, 2011

Where: At The Hunterdon Learning Center, 37 Hoffmann Crossing’s Road, in beautiful, scenic Califon, NJ

Cost: The cost for the two-day event is $275.00 and this includes lunch both days PLUS, a “Swag Box” of free stuff.

Details and Registration: Click here!


Since I started out teaching in my sons’ elementary school classrooms, “teaching” teachers is very exciting for me — I’m really looking forward to it!!