September 16, 2016 - 9:30 am
September 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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ALEA is delighted to present award-winning author, Katie Smith Milway, as a plenary speaker. Her books have inspired thousands of children to become involved in solutions to global issues. Her talk is titled “Empowering Students to Change the World.”
Katie Smith Milway, winner of the Massachusetts Best Book for Children Award and Children’s Africana Book Award, works to bring world issues to elementary and middle school children. Her books, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference set in rural Ghana; The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough, set in the Honduran hillsides, and Mimi’s Village and How Basic Healthcare Transformed It, set in western Kenya, introduce young readers to global issues – microfinance, food security and basic health care – and how children can help.
An educator movement that grew around her writing led to founding nonprofit One Hen, Inc., which offers teaching guides and lessons plans via workbook or mobile app that use stories, interactive media and hands on activities to teach social entrepreneurship.
Set in Ghana, One Hen, introduces kids to microfinance and the power of social entrepreneurship and gave rise to nonprofit One Hen, Inc., which offers teacher manuals and workbooks that use stories, interactive media and hands-on activities to teach entrepreneurship and giving back in classrooms across the country and around the world. One Hen has been translated into nine languages including Mandarin, Korean and Thai.
This workshop is made possible
through the generous sponsorship of: