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HomeRoom Workshop Serves 30 Educators

December 18, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Prime Time welcomed 30 Orleans Parish educators to The Helis Foundation John Scott Center for the return of Prime Time HomeRoom. HomeRoom is a workshop designed for K-4 educators that focuses on ways to bring Prime Time’s traditional after-school family engagement and literacy programs into the classroom through participant-centered instruction and collective learning strategies that was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educators began by reading and discussing “Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin. They considered questions about whether they would give the cows electric blankets, what would happen if the cows didn’t have the typewriter, and whether there is a difference between asking for something you need (the blankets) or what you want (a diving board). What is more, educators began to consider how something like a book – or any item – can be used to launch meaningful discussions about humanities topics such as friendship, bravery, fairness, and courage.

All of the educators who attended stated that they planned to use what they learned in their classrooms. Thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for bringing HomeRoom to Orleans Parish.

To find out about the next workshop near you, or to host a HomeRoom workshop at your school, contact the Prime Time staff at [email protected].