Vanessa Salamy Alie Matthews Ray Chau Krista Schlaeger Eric Ehrenreich
At UAlbany, the Communications 304 Conference and Group Leadership class decided to intervene. We were the ones who were giggling with our noses glued to books, our little minds wandering to alternate universes, we begged to have independent reading throughout the school day. Today we know just how valuable our imagination was aiding our learning. We want to help recreate that for other young learners.
To tackle this mission we knew that the one thing that brought us the joy of learning and exploring is the same thing we need to bring to others. Not imaginative educators, not pretty classrooms. It's Books. Books have the ultimate power to release a mind into another realm. Creativity stems from one's imagination and ability to unleash that natural talent. Too many minds are molded to a concrete timeline of standards and core educational goals. This book project will be able to help us step over this steel threshold and break into the future of education.