Online Workshops to Help Teachers Implement Read to Feed® in Their Classrooms

LITTLE ROCK, AR
Teachers can go online to learn how to effectively implement Heifer International’s Read to Feed® program and connect with other teachers engaging in the program through new online workshops with from October 21, 2013, to February 10, 2014.
Teachers can learn how to effectively implement Heifer International’s Read to Feed® program and connect with other teachers using the resources through new online workshops from October 21, 2013, to February 10, 2014.

The first two sessions will feature Page Mcbrier, famed author of “Beatrice’s Goat,” “Once There Was and Was Not,” “Winter in Songming”and “The Chicken and the Worm,” all featuring Heifer International projects and families. They will take place on October 21 at 4:30 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET.

The workshops will be interactive and informative, using Blackboard Collaborate to provide a classroom-style online learning environment. Topics include Storytelling that Matters, Common Core and Global Education, Expert Roundtable and The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming Changemakers.

“These workshops will provide support and ideas to help educators implement their Read to Feed programs,” said Tim Newman, director of education program development at Heifer International. “We want educators to have the opportunity to come together as a community committed to preparing global citizens who will make a difference in our world."

If you’re considering a service learning program this spring, consider attending an online workshop. This session will be a start to finish guide to a highly productive, deeply engaging and transformative Read to Feed program in your school. Heifer’s online fundraising tools and newly redesigned materials make Read to Feed easy, effective and fun.

Read to Feed is an engaging program teachers can use to inspire students to read while raising funds to help end poverty and hunger. All-new program materials paired with a proven curriculum that meets Common Core standards provide new ways to motivate children to read and learn about global issues, with customizations for any classroom based on the specific reading goals of each student and grade. Teachers and classroom leaders can order the Read to Feed kit by mail for easy-to-use program resources and find lesson plans, exciting videos, certificates, donation forms and other information online at www.readtofeed.org.

Find out more about these workshops, including dates and times on the Heifer blog, by email at info@heifer.org or by phone 877-275-READ (7323). You can also learn more about Read to Feed at www.readtofeed.org.

About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit
www.heifer.org or call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).

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PHOTO: Page Mcbrier, author and featured guest for Read to Feed® online teacher workshops on October 21, 2013.