Lake Erie College and CARES team up for Storytelling Harvest
Lake Erie College and CARES Literacy Coalition are preparing for the third annual Storytelling Harvest. The event will be held Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will take place on the campus green behind College Hall.
The early education students from Lake Erie College’s ED410 class, (a literature-based reading course), will present enjoyable, interactive stories to families around the community. The children can listen to, as well as act out, the stories being presented. The main focus of the Storytelling Harvest is to provide an interactive experience for children and to also promote literacy awareness.
The Harvest is a free event. To further promote November’s National Family Literacy Month, each child will receive a free book. Children are encouraged, but not required, to dress in costume as their favorite literary character. There will be cookies, cider and fun for the whole family.
The College is pleased to welcome back storyteller, Robin Echols Cooper, professional storyteller for over 40 years. Cooper’s unique style takes audiences on an animated journey as she weaves tales from around the world with her family stories bringing the listeners home. She performs in a variety of venues including schools, child care centers, libraries, museums, senior citizen's centers and hospitals, and presents creative specialized workshops in the art of storytelling.
For more information, please contact Katherine Delavan, Ph.D., assistant professor of early childhood education, at 440.375.7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARES Literacy Coalition mission is to create a community-wide awareness of literacy issues, programs and services. The coalition also conducts campaigns to recruit potential volunteers and adult students. In addition, CARES promotes collaboration sharing and cooperation between all adult basic and literacy education providers. Finally, the coalition serves as a resource for information about literacy and as a basic support available for adults in Lake and Geauga Counties. To receive more information about the CARES Literacy Coalition, visit the web site at www.caresohio.org.
Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,300 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 33 undergraduate majors and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.