WANTED: One or more El Paso elementary school classrooms to use as case studies for a new Humane Education initiative.

A new subcommittee on Humane Education has been created by the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. The purpose of this subcommittee is to research, develop, and execute Humane Education classes, activities, and presentations in area schools, libraries, recreation centers, and other locations. The mission is to educate the community on responsible pet care, ownership, and advocacy to our animals. The subcommittee is in the early phases of looking for educators to help provide feedback on materials and start a discussion on implementing these classes in schools. If you are interested in helping, please read and follow the information below.

You must be a state licensed teacher working in a Title 1 public school inside the county of El Paso and be able to commit to teaching at least 6 lesson plans (5-20 min each) during the school year. You would be provided with materials including resource/reference books, magazines, coloring sheets, activity sheets, and misc supplies. Teachers participating may modify the lesson plans as needed to fit their classrooms.
Teachers would need to provide work samples, classroom data, complete a survey and provide a video testimonial for each lesson plan. ***

To be considered for this initiative please email charlie(at)charlie-moreno.com.
Include your name tell me about your classroom, your work as a teacher, and why your classroom and students would benefit from this project. ***

Attached is a photo of one of the magazines you would be provided with if chosen:
“Kind News magazine is an eight-page publication that helps children understand and respect animals and think about why treating animals and people with kindness matters. The magazine encourages both empathy and critical thinking in children by celebrating the human-animal bond and helps motivate children to take action to improve the lives of animals.”

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