Creating Communities opens at Children’s Museum in Portland


A brand new exhibit is making its way to the second floor of the Museum & Theatre! Creating Communities will be ready for exploration, interaction, and open to the public by Friday, February 16th, where it will feature many hands-on opportunities for families to play and learn together.

This exhibit is a space for families to learn about culture, make art, and become a part of the exhibit itself. Visitors will be invited to tie a ribbon to the community sculpture and to add their own artistic touch to the “never ending” drawing wall. Anne Sibley O-Brien and Margy Burns Knight, both a part of the book Talking Walls, have been consultants with this exhibit.

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Visual Learning Strategies Are So Much Fun!

Happy 2018.  I continue my work in schools with my books and what I now call VLS.

I will present  the following workshop about Visual Learning Strategies at the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Conference on 3/26 at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine

 

Visual Learning Strategies Are So Much Fun!

Margy will introduce, demonstrate, and have participants practice Visual Learning Strategies. Inspired by the three question visual thinking strategies protocol, Margy will show how this discussion-based teaching and learning strategy not only includes all four domains of language learning, but is an effective tool across the curriculum. This workshop is designed for Grades K-8 and Adult Literacy.

A teacher and an author of illustrated non-fiction books, Margy Burns Knight has worked in classrooms all over the world. She is happiest when she can engage students and their teachers in great conversations.