Through its first grant from The Jim Moran Foundation, Blue Planet Writers' Room will deliver its Reach Out and Write program to two additional elementary schools beginning in August 2012. In a series of arts-integrated workshops for third through fifth graders, writing teachers combine fun and creativity with high educational standards to teach composition skills and inspire students to bring their ideas to life.
Within the selected schools, this grant also offers scholarship opportunities to Blue Planet's Spring Break camp, as well as professional development workshops for teachers to learn strategies and activities for incorporating the arts and creative writing into their classrooms.
In addition to teaching children and teens, Blue Planet also provides writing workshops to adults of all ability levels. Visit their web site to learn more.