FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"
Frieda B., LLC

FBTWC ZOOM PD: "Building Authentic Community"

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For PK-5 Educators, Guidance Counselors, Librarians, Homeschoolers.  *Note: A copy of Frieda B. and the Zillbeast is included in the cost of this event, shipped directly to the participant. The individual Lesson Plan also is available for an additional cost (for individual use only, please); use the drop-down box, above to add to your cart. A few days prior to the PD, participants will receive via email the Zoom link required for attending. 

This Virtual Professional Development session, led by Frieda B. author, Renata Bowers is based on the FBTWC Lesson Plan for the first book of the series, Frieda B. and the Zillabeast. Bowers appeals to the desire within a child to be safe and loved… and does so by helping a child understand that in order to be authentically loved and cared for, one needs to love and care for others.  The story demonstrates: putting others first is actually a good kind of selfish.  Delving into ELA and SEL objectives related to resolving conflict, this session will provide engaging and creative methods for helping each child better understand and internalize:

* consequences to self and others of always putting self first;
* choices and actions that lead to authentic inclusion/community;
* how putting others first ensures I am cared for, too;
* contributing to a greater good provides a sense of purpose and worth.

Through her national-award-winning Frieda B. series of picture books, children's author Renata Bowers has developed an engaging method for utilizing written story to inspire the human story within every child... to help each child believe in self (autonomy) and to be part of something good (community), even in the midst of challenging chapters (resilience).

The Frieda B. The Whole Child (FBTWC) ELA/SEL Toolkit & author-led PD is built on this method and book series. FBTWC provides an array of story-based resources to PK-5 educators for sharing with students, staff and families the beauty of using STORIES to move toward meaningful, relevant academic and social success... all the while complementing and enhancing the school's existing English Language Arts (ELA) and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards and initiatives.

Frieda B. and the Zillabeast Story Summary: Frieda B. loves books. So much so that she often becomes part of them; the words spring up under her feet and the pictures and characters become a world she’s able to walk right into. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast begins with just such an adventure. Frieda and Zilla enter a marvelous storyworld of classic fairytales. Yet with each turn of the page, Zilla grows bigger, bristlier, and growlier – until a hair-raising encounter with Little Red Riding Hood puts everyone on edge. What turned him into a Zillabeast? And what can bring him back to the sweet Zilla we all know and love? The answers to those questions reveal a lot about the importance of putting others first… and the love we welcome in to our lives when we do. 8" x 10". Hardcover, full-color. Printed in the USA.

Schools interested in making FBTWC (all lessons & resources) available to all staff are welcomed to purchase the comprehensive FBTWC Toolkit. Author visits, family events, private PD, staff team-building also are available. To learn more, visit FriedaB.com/ES

Questions? Send us an email at info@FriedaB.com or give us a call at 860.763.0330. 


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