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Imagination • 

Partnerships

Partnerships

In-School Workshops &  Class Projects

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School

Classrooms Become A

World

of

WORDS

“I really hope that other people can go and be lucky enough to have as much fun as we did.”

–Amara

Transform your classroom

into an imaginative world of words and stories! Our School & Community Partnership programs bring interactive writing and storytelling experiences to your learning space –IN SCHOOL or ONLINE!

Our single, fast-paced 90-minute workshops and multi-week projects are designed to engage students’ imaginations as they explore identity, community, and the power of our storytelling voices. Along the way, students use creative social and emotional practices to uncover their own stories and histories to envision the positive changes they want to see in themselves, their communities, and the world they live in.

Our Partnership Programs session fees range from $100 to $200. At Fearless Ideas, we believe that cost should never be a barrier to participation. If the fees are not in your school budget, applicants have an opportunity to request a scholarship or assistance on the interest form.

Bureau of Fearless Ideas would like to thank 4culture for their support to our writing, storytelling, and publishing programs. 

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Storycatchers

The

Storycatchers

Grades 1-12 
Four 90-minute Sessions
Offered in the physical or virtual classroom (typically over a four-week period).

Each Storycatchers project will incorporate mindfulness to help students access their identity and imagination; flexible, creative prompts will inspire new poems, tales, myths, and dreams; and by the end of our time together, every student will have created a collection of new stories and writings to share with their family, friends, and community.

At the Bureau of Fearless Ideas, we believe that not every story is written with words. Some of us write stories with the language of dance, pictures, songs, or speech. Together, we’ll celebrate each other’s unique storytelling style, and we’ll support each other to grow our writing and reading skills along the way, through collaboration, revision strategies, and multi-modal storytelling.

Storycatchers will be offered in the 2021-2022 school year as a four-week partnership project, including three, 90-minute in-school sessions, and one, 90-minute performance party on the final day, which can be hosted in your classroom, or as a field trip to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Classrooms will also receive an Idea Box ahead of your program date, with materials to level up the joy of writing. 

Write Time, 
Write Place

Write TIME,
Write Place 

Grades 1-12
A SINGLE 90-Minute SESSION
Offered in the physical or virtual classroom

Can’t make four sessions work for your group? No worries–You’ve come to the write place at exactly the write time! We also offer a single, 90-minute lesson from our Storycatchers. As a one-off workshop. or as a bonus primer for the complete 4-session Storycatchers project. The Write Place, Write Time program is the perfect way to spark imagination, mindfulness and writing in your classroom. Our goal with this single session project is to engage the imagination, collaborate, and generate new writing,  focusing less on developing those pieces of writing for sharing or publishing. Just let us know on your interest form that you’d prefer a single session.

 
This chapbook is an example of a 3rd grade school partnership project. The story was written collaboratively in a single session and a publishing party was held at our Greenwood location. Each student left with their own copy of the book they helped create.  

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Judy the Mountains' Big Dream
Judy the Mountains' Big Dream

from the Mr. Geoduck Publishing Co. Field Trip, Illustration by David Lasky.

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Judy the Mountains' Big Dream
Judy the Mountains' Big Dream

from the Mr. Geoduck Publishing Co. Field Trip

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Judy the Mountain's . Big dream
Judy the Mountain's . Big dream

From the Mr. Geoduck Publishing Co. Field Trip

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Judy the Mountains' Big Dream
Judy the Mountains' Big Dream

from the Mr. Geoduck Publishing Co. Field Trip, Illustration by David Lasky.

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