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with Susan V. Bosak

1 DVD Video workshop

Approx 168 minutes
Developed in partnership with PBS/AETN

How To Teach Literacy Like a Dream DVD

Encourage students to set and achieve life goals, and improve text and visual literacy skills.

In this cross-curricular, professional development workshop for K-12 administrators, teachers, counselors, and media specialists, Legacy Project Chair, educator and author Susan V. Bosak inspires you with practical, classroom-tested ideas.

Using her award-winning picture book Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes, Susan guides participants on a 3-hour journey of discovery filled with ideas for student engagement that will support any curriculum.

Dream has won a remarkable 11 national awards, among them an International Reading Association Children's Choice and a Teachers' Choice. Says The Bloomsbury Review, "Depicts the journey of life, with its hopes and dreams… Richly crafted and thoughtfully written, Dream is a dazzling project."

The DVD is divided into chapters you can view concurrently or separately, and includes:

  • A modelled interactive reading of Dream.

  • Dozens of lesson ideas for bringing the book to life in the classroom in a way that's meaningful and relevant to students.

  • Top 10 findings from the last six decades of literacy research.

  • Student goal setting and motivation strategies.

  • Making learning meaningful.

  • The power of visualization and metaphor.

  • How to use picture books effectively in the classroom.

  • Exploring words, images, and meaning.

  • Building connections to self, others, and the world.

Through the text and visual literacy strategies presented in the How To Teach Literacy Like a Dream DVD, students find a new lens to view possibilities for themselves and their world.

Here's a sample excerpt from the DVD exploring learning, dreaming, and hope in the classroom:

Says Dr. Chris Caram, Director of Education at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), "It's rare to find someone like Susan who can so effectively reach both students and teachers. Her powerful and poignant message prompted us to 'dream' new ways to encourage teachers and improve opportunities for students."

Says Marietta Stone, a principal in Massachusetts, "This DVD was one of the best purchases I've made. I showed portions of it over several sessions to my teachers. Our school used Dream as a year-long theme, and the DVD was jam-packed with immediately useful ideas. It inspired my staff, who in turned inspired all our students. One of the best themes we've ever used!"

How To Teach Literacy Like a Dream DVD with Susan V. Bosak is available only through the Legacy Project. Use the order form in our catalog. You can also call 1-800-772-7765 for more information or to place an order.

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