RedRover Responders volunteers are on the ground November 18-24 to help North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG) provide daily care for hundreds of animals displaced by the Camp Fire, the deadliest fire in California’s history. Stay tuned for more updates, and please continue to share our Camp Fire animal resources.

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Take the RedRover Readers training

Learn to implement the RedRover Readers curriculum and help children explore the human-animal bond through stories and discussion.

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  • Self-paced, three-week course. Learn how to use the question strategies and discussion techniques in the RedRover Readers curriculum to maximize the development of empathy skills and more.

    Open to all educators. Upon completion of the course, participants gain access to resources and curriculum to implement the RedRover Readers program in their school or community.

    Our online course is open to teams of teachers who would like to attend the RedRover Readers workshop together.

    The registration fee for the online course is $79 per educator. The next online course will begin in January 2019. Private sessions are available for whole schools.  

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    Unique benefits of the workshop

  • Unique benefits of the workshop


    Refresher course

    $79 per person

    1 Teacher attending

    $69 per person

    2-9 Teachers attending from the same site

    $59 per person

    10-15 Teachers from the same site attending at the same time

    $49 per person

    16-30 Teachers from the same site attending at the same time

    The workshop is an engaging, five-hour session that helps educators develop reasoning, decision-making, and empathetic thinking skills in their students. We work with your professional development coordinator to design the workshop experience that is best for your teachers, including arranging Continuing Education Credits.

    At the conclusion of the training, educators will be able to:

    • Increase student engagement and pro-social skills
    • Understand Social and Emotional Learning components and how these, as well as Common Core standards, link to RedRover Readers curriculum
    • Use specific question strategies to elicit independent thinking and promote empathy
    • Expand conversation and facilitate discussions
    • Demonstrate genuine interest in student responses and model effective communication skills
    • Recognize stories as useful tools in developing moral reasoning and empathy for others
    • Be more familiar with students’ emotional reactions and attitudes about animals
    • Access and implement the RedRover Readers curriculum

    Students practice the following skills in the RedRover Readers program:

    • Perspective-taking, self-awareness and social-awareness
    • Listening, critical thinking and responsible decision-making
    • Comprehension and building connections with peers and classroom teacher

    Professional development workshops range in price from $79-$1,470 not including travel.

    Email our Education Department at to request a RedRover Readers professional development workshop for your school or school district.

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  • This was the best workshop I’ve ever taken! – I mean it. It was thoughtful, informative and inspiring.

    Maggie Amiano - Former Teacher and RedRover Readers Trained Humane Educator