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WE ARE EVOLVING!
On August 20, 2019, the Be A Friend Project of See The Wish came into its own as a charitable not-for-profit 501c3 corporation! Going forward, the Be A Friend Project, Inc., will hold the exclusive rights to license "It's Easy!" to schools.
Over the next few months, you will see our website and social media switching over from See The Wish to the Be A Friend Project, Inc. By January 2020, after 11 years, See The Wish will be dissolved, yet it will live forever as the beginnings of our story, and its wonderful anti-bullying, pro-empathy musical and project will carry on as its legacy and our primary focus.
STAY FRIEND STRONG WITH US through these mostly administrative changes! THANK YOU!
Professional Development Workshop
for K-8 Educators
Interactive, fun workshop led by January Akselrad, author of “Classroom Teacher As Theater Director,” gives participants the tools and confidence to use curriculum-based plays to teach content and character education while taking students on a language and skill-building journey past Reader’s Theater and into performance!
• Acquire the skills and confidence to put on a class play
from choosing a script, casting, creating theater unit
ground rules, read-throughs (as close reading),
memorization techniques (as test practice), fitting in
rehearsal schedules, adding music, blocking, stagecraft,
handling nerves, designing playbills, cuing lines, cast
party (as debriefing and celebration of learning!)
• Understanding experiential learning benefits of moving
past Reader’s Theater into production such as improving
language fluency, effective listening, confidence, test-
taking and social skills
• How-to create original plays/skits from books and
curriculum topics, and as a class project
• Incorporating character education and life skills during
JANUARY M. ASKELRAD
17-year Drama Teacher/Award-winning playwright, composer, director of over 100 curricula and ethics-based plays and musicals / professional performer / Co-Founder See The Wish / Author of "Classroom Teacher as Theater Director"
Award-winning children's author 10 years life skills educator, Co-Founder See The Wish
January Akselrad's step-by-step guide for educators on how to put on a play from casting to cast party is available in our store!
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