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(Past Events)

An Evening with Trudy Ludwig

(Past Event)

January 14, 2021
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Using Children’s Literature to Promote Social-Emotional Learning with Equity in Mind

In these divisive, anxiety-inducing times, how can we take action to counter negative behavior, change patterns, and bring positive light into our school communities? How do we encourage reflective thinking, inclusion, and compassion for people from different backgrounds? In this session, learn how using children’s literature, in tandem with adult-guided activities, can be used to help build student’s social-emotional learning skills and motivate them to step up when it comes to promoting a culture of respect, acceptance and inclusion in schools.

Trudy Ludwig has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show, “Keeping Kids Healthy,” Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Reading Rainbow, the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program, and has served as an expert panel member on Sesame Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. Her books (My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry!,Trouble Talk®, Too Perfect, Confessions of a Former Bully, Better Than You, The Invisible Boy, Gifts from the Enemy, Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!, and The Power of One) have received international praise for helping children connect and engage with their peers in kind, caring ways. For more information about Trudy’s work, visit



Spring Workshops

Four chances to learn something new! Please sign up here to register for any of the workshops listed below using this link:


The Peace Crane Project 

A virtual book club hosted by Board Member Maria Kruzdlo 

The Peace Crane Project is geared for grades 4-6ish. 

Virtual Book Club PD: The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes 

This virtual book club is for anyone who is interested in exploring promoting Peace, cultural respect and understanding through literature. We are using the book, The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Each person who signs up for the workshop receives a free copy of the book courtesy of the authors, Susan DiCicco and Masahiro Sasaki (Sadako's brother). Susan DiCicco will be a co-presenter along with me and my colleague Walter Enloe. 

Register: link has dates and times of the meetings.)