Educator and journalist Dale Norman is offering “Journeys in Writing”, a creative writing program which will explore a range of places on our planet using Google Earth as its GPS and the world as its map. Dale privately tutors students and is presently utilizing this method of learning and imaginative writing with them.
Dale, who was born in South Africa and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 18, is uniquely qualified to develop and teach this program. Her background includes certification as a middle school language arts teacher; she also previously taught in the 5th grade at The Rashi School in the Boston area, where she produced unique and creative writing projects with students and has created newspapers and poetry books with seventh grade students at for more than 15 years. Most recently, Dale was educational director at two afternoon programs in the Greater Boston area.
If you know a student who may be looking for supplemental quality programming this summer, you should seriously consider this one-off option.
Home location is not a determining factor for “Journeys in Writing”, given its virtual nature and Dale encourages friendship/family groupings to consider joining together. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 age and grade-appropriate students. Presently, Dale has the schedule set up for 2 different sessions over the course of the summer. If there is enough interest, Dale will open the program for additional groups. Cost is $420, for 14 classes, with a reduction of $30 for a second sibling, or for larger groups (i.e.: 6 + students who sign up together). Should there be a need, scholarships are available.
A wider range of students age-wise than expected has expressed interest in this program. It is possible there will be more groups than anticipated and some of the groups will be smaller than expected. If this is the case, then pricing for 1:1 Journey explorations, or dyads and triads will be fully reviewed with you, with a withdrawal option. Dale is open to discussing options which best fit family need
Some examples of “Journeys” may include:
-Antelope Canyon, Nevada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOLdOvpx-CU
-Paris, France: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roDY-cVHEAs (younger example)
-Older group of teens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADrIrx2vFts
Each program will be geared toward the particular students in the group, their age and developmental level. Students will brainstorm, write and submit two written pieces per week to Dale for her review. At the end of the summer a book (at the cost of $50 per student) will be produced, with two submissions per student.