Have your students or your group participate in an incredible project that crosses borders with technology and creativity.

 

Need more information about any of our programs? Call us at (561) 425-5534 or email us at info@blueplanetwriters.org…or use our contact form here. We’re always happy to answer questions or help you plan a great workshop experience for students or teachers.

12-Week Creative International Project At Your Site

These projects are designed especially for school-age groups. We lead the entire initiative for you, from connecting your students with their partners overseas to producing a striking final project that showcases your students’ hard work. Each project is customized for your group and includes:

  • 12 weekly, one-hour workshops (during or after school)
  • Two highly experienced professionals to lead the workshops: a teaching writer and a teaching artist
  • Participation of age-matched international partners
  • Whenever time zones don’t preclude it, an “in-person” virtual meeting between your group and the international partners
  • A beautiful final project, documented online and downloadable for free
  • All writing materials, art supplies, and other materials used in the project

Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Group size: up to 25 students

Times offered: during or after school

Price: $5,000

Hometown Stories

The Hometown Stories international writing project can take place across five weekly workshops or during one incredibly creative, intensive week of writing and art-making for your students or community group. Participants will write and make art about their hometowns, revise and shape their work for publication, and see their tales become part of the Story Map on the international Hometown Stories website at www.hometownstories.org. The project includes:

  • 5 two-hour workshops (after school or evenings/weekends)
  • Two highly experienced professionals to lead the workshops: a teaching writer and a teaching artist
  • Publication of stories and artwork/photography on the international Hometown Stories website
  • An author reading by your group
  • All writing materials, art supplies, and other materials used in the project

Grades: 9-12 or adult groups

Group size: up to 25

Times Offered: in school, after school, or evenings/weekends

Price: $4,000

Professional Development Workshops

During our engaging, hands-on professional development workshops, enthusiastic teachers get inspired to connect their students with the world.

  • Learn tips, tricks, and fun activities for increasing your students’ global awareness (with a minimum of planning and paperwork on your part!)
  • Discover how to connect your class to their peers in another country to interact and create together via the internet.
  • Explore how your students can use creative writing and the arts to teach about their own homes while learning about the world outside our borders.

Our professional development sessions are just what you need to bring the planet into your classroom. And all of our workshops will provide you with lots of great materials and resources that you can take away and use in your own global adventures with your students.

For enthusiastic educators of students in grades 3-12 and beyond

Group size: up to 40

Times Offered: during or after school hours; weekends

Price: two-hour workshop $395; three-hour workshop $495