‘Victory is in the classroom’ at Cherry Valley Elementary School Sept. 21-23
From press release
Rockford Public School District 205 Superintendent LaVonne Sheffields’s mantra “Victory is in the classroom” will be implemented for students at Cherry Valley Elementary School when author/journalist John Gile presents writing workshops there Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 21-23.
Principal Randy Larson is using Gile’s nationally-acclaimed workshop to jump-start writing skill development for Cherry Valley School fourth- and fifth-graders, skills Gile describes as “Survival skills for the 21st century.”
“[T]he ability to motivate the students who are typically reluctant to write. … It’s a great program. I’ve recommended it to teachers in other districts. I’d like to see it recycle through our schools every two or three years.”—Carl S.,Lincoln, west Chicago
“Wonderful program! Several children left the presentation and sat down to write a book! We really appreciated his reinforcement of things we teach—reading, rewriting. Thank you for a wonderful presentation!”—Gail M., Teacher, Austin Elementary, Odessa, Texas
“A great workshop! Children were interested, excited and couldn’t wait to make their own book.”—Kathy C., Jackson Heights Elementary, Glens Falls, N.Y.
“My students came back to the room very excited about writing.”—Cathy R., VHEC, Germany
Gile has presented programs across the United States and in Europe to more than 500,000, including student reading and writing programs, teacher in-service programs, and communication workshops for businesses and organizations. He has been a guest for literacy and other communication skill discussions on numerous radio and television talk shows across the country, and is a frequent speaker at education conferences, including Staff Development for Educators programs and the World Congress of the International Reading Association in New Zealand. He also speaks and writes extensively about the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship.
For additional information, go to http://www.johngile.com.
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