This is a THANK YOU blog for all of you who have so generously responded to this blog, passed on the word and through your generosity, allowing me to share the good in education.
I am so grateful for the support, the positive comments and the dialogue with local and …not so local school districts about training packages. The “ePublishing Workshop for Teens” is a hot topic and I will post some mini clips of our next workshop this Friday, to share the enthusiasm that young people are having when they see the wonderful opportunities for their writing. As an educator, it always gives me goose bumps to see students get excited or find validity in the work they produce in the classroom; it is a win-win for educators, students and families.
Recently, we provided a min-ePub training for 8 students and parents. Everyone in attendance came prepared with laptop and samples of writings: short stories, poetry, cartoons etc. It was a teachable/learning moment when the parent realized the amazing work their children were capable of producing, and for the teens as they discovered that their authentic work, their ideas, dreams and creativity were not only good, but inspiring for all the adults in the group. The coup de grace of the training was when all participants realized the opportunities that were available with ePublishing authentic work. They discovered, that they could utilize proceeds to establish college funds, travel adventures etc. with publishing authentic, creative eBooks.
We give our next ePublishing Workshop this Friday to 100+ teens for a local school district, and I personally cannot wait!
Did you know that the author of that amazing Eragon series was a teen when he published Eragon as an eBook? Of course, Knopf Publishing, a part of Random House, picked it up and signed the whole series within months. An example of a family working together to make a dream come true.
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things…