June 7, 2020
Poetry Workshop with Suhani Khosla, Organizer of HoCoPolitSo's Teen Reading Series, Poet/Writer
June 11, 2020
A Conversation with Eva Schloss, Holocaust Survivor, Author, and International speaker
June 3, 2020
Poetry of the Resistance with Wallace Lane
Details: We will learn about poems that have given voice to marginalized groups and we will work on some poetry ourselves. Learn more about Jordan Year, Wallace's book: https://www.redemmas.org/titles/28102-jordan-year--poems#
May 20, 2020
Exploring Poetry in Nature with Melissa Mack, Certified Secondary English Teacher and Reading Specialist
May 14, 2020
Some of the Amazing People Who Made History at OMHS with Vincent James, former OMHS teacher and founder of Alpha Achievers and Delta Scholars
May 13, 2020
The Many Forms of Poetry with Melissa Mack, Secondary English teacher
This lesson will give students an understanding of three different forms of poetry, and identifying their features. Students will also consider using poetry in unconventional ways.
May 11, 2020
Writing Seminar: Save the Cat! Rides a Roller Coaster with Krista Threefoot, Reader, writer, lover of words
Materials Needed: Something to write on and write with, a character/hero -- either one you already have, a new one you create, or yourself as a character in your own story and this cheat sheet
May 8, 2020
Second Freaky Friday English/Social Studies
May 7, 2020
“Why are there toilet paper shortages? Understanding the supply chain” with Nitin Mahajan, Supply chain optimizer and OM dad. Learn how sudden over-purchases of one type of item lead to disruptions in the supply chain causing shortages of many items. Also learn about different career options in supply chain.
April 20, 2020
"How Can I Become an Author?" with Amy Brooks, book doula. This session is great for anyone interested in writing and publishing.
April 13, 2020
"A Conversation with Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets" Andy shared with us how restaurants are adapting during this pandemic, his hopes for the new Columbia location, and his perspective on racial and economic equity.
April 10, 2020
“Students Making a Change in Howard County” with Christiana Mercer Rigby and Melissa Mack. Learn about the county students who worked to make changes regarding sodas and sugary beverages.
April 9, 2020
“Starting Your Own Podcast” with Tom Coale, Co-Creator and Co-Host of Elevate Maryland
March 31, 2020
"Census 2020: A Chance for Questions to be Answered" with Sharee Campbell, Program Coordinator for the Census Division at Howard County's Dept. of Community Resources and Services
March 30, 2020
"Camp NaNoWriMo: Storytelling 101” with Krista Threefoot, full-time reader, part-time writer
Materials needed: paper and pencil and your imagination
Additional Resources: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org
Student workbooks for elementary school, middle school, and high school: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/teaching-resources
March 18, 2020
"House Hunting for Cinquain Poems" with Nicole Y. Brown-Fordham, English Teacher & Poet
March 16, 2020
"Creating Concrete Poems" with Nicole Y. Brown-Fordham, published poet
UN Sustainable Development Goals
These sessions, lead by Melissa Mack, focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Learn More
March 24, 2020
Transform our World - Zero Poverty Melissa Mack, learning leader
March 23, 2020
Transform Our World - Zero Hunger with Melissa Mack, learning leader
March 19, 2020
"Gender Equality" with Melissa Mack, English and Social Studies Scholar
Middle School, High School, College/Adult
These sessions may be a bit too high level for average elementary students, but the content is appropriate for all ages.
April 28, 2020
The Art of Effective Debate with State's Attorney Rich Gibson
April 27, 2020
“Justice, Community and Philanthropy: People, Place, Purpose” with Kyle Reis, Career foundation professional
Bring your ideas, imagination, and empathy and learn about how foundations support social justice and community organizations.
March 20, 2020
"Women in Government" Sabina Taj, HCPSS Board of Education member, and Christiana Mercer Rigby, Howard County Council member discuss the benefits