Matt Glover, who is the author of several books, including Engaging Young Writers (Preschool – Grade 1), recently visited the ELC as part of our continued work in the area of literacy. An educator for over 20 years, including 12 years as the principal of Creekside Early Childhood School, Matt is an expert in developing young writers. At the ELC, teachers and parents had an opportunity to attend a workshop with Matt and he also worked in one of the classes at each grade level so that the teachers could observe his work with writing and illustrating in the classroom.
Teachers and parents learned a lot about inspiring and nudging children to become authors! In particular he introduced methods for inspiring imaginative writing through read-aloud and dramatic play and encouraging kids to write stories from personal experiences. Matt also had the chance to work with our elementary school and we look forward to implementing his ideas. (Jean Caskey, ELC Director)