Arts in Education Online Programs

4th Edition

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Barbara Slate

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Barbara Slate is a pioneer among women in comics. She travels nationwide as a keynote speaker, teacher, moderator and panelist. Her instructional book You Can Do a Graphic Novel , endorsed by Stan Lee, is a leader in its field. The Teacher's Guide is used with this book at all levels of classroom education. Her first cartoon character, Ms. Liz, appeared on millions of greeting cards, in a regular comic strip in Cosmopolitan magazine, and as the star in a series of animated segments on NBC's Today Show. In 1986 Barbara created Angel Love for DC Comics. She then created, wrote and drew Yuppies from Hell and Sweet XVI for Marvel and put her own spin on the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, and Mattel's Barbie. She wrote over a hundred Betty and Veronica stories for Archie Comics. Her 2012 graphic novel, Getting Married and Other Mistakes, broke into new territory in contemporary relationships. Barbara's art has been exhibited in many galleries and reviewed by The New York Times. She is profiled in the seminal work A Century of Women Cartoonists.

Create a mini graphic novel with Barbara's 6 Pager:

Brad Herzog

If an author had visited my school when I was a child, I’d still recall it vividly. Sure, it can supplement Common Core standards (like these). But it can also be an uncommonly memorable experience. And the speaker matters. Knowing how to write doesn’t necessarily mean understanding how to enthrall and educate kids (while satisfying teachers). I’ve done scores of author visits—massive public and tiny private schools, K through 12th grade, from rural California to suburban New York. No two audiences are quite the same. But a good speaker can captivate any group.

I offer the following remote presentation options:

Brad Herzog's Author Visit

Ellen Senisi

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Ellen Senisi is an author and photographer of children’s photo-essay picture books.

Her books show children from toddlers to teens sharing secrets, counting pumpkins, using chopsticks, appreciating nature, or performing onstage at the Apollo Theater.

What is Ellen about: Arts and education! In her education ventures she blends literacy, media, and curriculum. she does author visits and creates life science learning packs.

Check out her Rain Forest presentation that is available virtually:

Jack Gantos

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Jack Gantos has written books for readers of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults. His works include Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert honors; Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book, and Dead End in Norvelt, the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner, and the Scott O’Dell Award Winner for Best Historic Fiction.

Jack continued to write children’s books and began to teach courses in children’s book writing and children’s literature. He developed the master’s degree program in children’s book writing at Emerson College and the Vermont College M.F.A. program for children’s book writers. He now devotes his time to writing books and educational speaking.

Jack's school visits (digital options available):