Can you feel it? The sun has emerged and summer is right around the corner! For many children, summertime is when books collect dust and the “break” begins. While fun and refreshing, this break has downsides: it can lead to the dreaded summer brain drain — a time when learning and engagement decide to hibernate until fall.
The Creative Writing Collaborative is a 6-week interactive online creative writing course for ages 7 - 14. It was designed to inspire students to write creatively, to strengthen their writing skills and understanding, as well as to provide opportunities to collaborate with their peers using Professor Qwbli’s unique play-based methods.
Students will collaboratively create a published book that will be printed and given to each student upon completion of the course. Copies of the book will also be available at Professor Qwbli's and available on our upcoming online store. 100% of the proceeds from the sales go directly to the young authors and contributors of the book.
WHEN: JULY 10 - AUGUST 14
Help avoid summer brain drain and sharpen your child’s writing skills with Professor Qwbli’s summer online Creative Writing Collaborative! The Creative Writing Collaborative! is a fantastic way to improve your child’s writing proficiency and creative thought while engaging and challenging them with a fun, interactive experience.
The Creative Writing Collaborative! helps students unlock their writing potential to become more creative, convincing, and compelling writers. Writing is a fantastic way for children of all ages to learn more about who they are, what they like and dislike, their interests, as well as their thoughts and feelings. It’s also a healthy and creative outlet that keeps your children sharp!
J. Pine is using the power of play to develop tomorrow’s great thinkers, problem-solvers, innovators and leaders by harnessing the power of play. J. is the Founder of Play With Purpose & Professor Qwbli's. He has over 25 years of educational experience, including classroom experience as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, 20+ years experience in after-school programming and extensive experience in curriculum development. J. has also started and run successful small ventures, including leading the education initiative for a leading national toy and game retailer. He has a BS in Education and a Masters in Applied Professional Studies from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to speaking at various educational events across the country and hosting professional development events, he also has a series of play-based learning curriculum books releasing in 2017 and has created an online play-based learning community (Qwbli.net) for teachers to share, collaborate, create and discover play-based learning resources. Qwbli.net is scheduled to launch in Fall of 2017.
After spending five years in Southern California J. has return to his roots in the Midwest and is now loving living in his hometown, Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife Aneta and their two children - daughter JuJu & son Cubbie.