Encouraging educators nationwide to attend training and learn RedRover Readers curriculum
January 3, 2013 – RedRover, a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is offering a unique online training opportunity that starts on January 12 for educators who want to build a supportive classroom environment and foster empathy and compassion toward animals and help children develop critical thinking skills.
Sacramento, California teacher Sarah Kesty says the RedRover Readers curriculum as the potential to “prevent future problems like animal abuse and neglect by educating and empowering youth.”
“Students are engaged and excited,” says Kesty, “They love hearing the stories…the RedRover Readers curriculum changes students’ approach to text by putting them in the stories. This approach empowers all students to participate because no answer is wrong or dumb. It validates that students are thinkers, not just machines who memorize and learn.”
Humane Literacy: Promoting Empathy, Critical Thinking and Language Skills in the Classroom is a three-week, self-paced course. This course is hosted by the Humane Society University. RedRover prepares educators to use specific question strategies and discussion techniques to engage young minds. The training includes how stories about animals illustrate the human-animal bond, using questions to generate critical thinking, tips for reading aloud and for effectively working with children, the relationship between reading and developing empathy, and implementing RedRover Readers the curriculum.
“I think this program is amazing and I would definitely have it again or recommend it to others,” said Heidi Hefner-Tripp, a fourth grade teacher from Arbuckle Elementary School in Arbuckle, California.
TRAINING INFORMATION: Saturday, January 12 – Online
COST: The registration fee is $55 and includes access to the entire RedRover Readers curriculum. All certified teachers receive a free book at the completion of this course.
TO REGISTER: Email Education Manager Karly Noel at email@example.com for registration information.
RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.redrover.org.
CONTACT: LEILI KHALESSI, 916.429.2457 ext. 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org