Booing Death (with Shpilkes and Rhyme), ELA’s latest book release, demonstrates uncompromised authentic expression of emotion, in this case in the arena of grief and loss. Click for a more complete description and to order.
As part of the annual commencement, Pamela Sackett was celebrated as the Antioch University Seattle Distinguished Alumna of 2013. The ceremonies were held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle Sunday, June 23. The award is bestowed once a year to an individual who brings “distinction to Antioch by making a significant contribution to their professional field or to the community.”
ELA has partnered with Barnes & Noble to promote both traditional and emotion literacy. Books you buy at the downtown Seattle store or online between Friday, April 26, and Saturday, May 4, can help support ELA. Before visiting the store, just print this PDF document for a voucher and present it with your purchase. Online, buy your books as usual and in the Payment section of checkout, scroll to the bottom, check the ‘Bookfair Order’ box and enter Bookfair ID number 11053337. A portion of your purchase will be donated to ELA.
Thanks to a generous grant from The Windermere Foundation, ELA had the privilege of hosting a table at the Education Resources and Job Fair on August 11, 2012. ELA gave 200 musical learning tools as gifts to children and low-income families—The Full Spectrum Birthday Song CD and The Ducks & Us Song CD and study guide—along with ELA’s literature: Emotion Literate’s Proclamation and 5 Ways of Thinking Favorably About Feelings.
ELA successfully participated in earlier versions of this same event in 2007 and 2008 (see news items and pictures below) thanks to grants from the Windermere Foundation. The event has grown and developed to not only assist families to prepare their children for school, but also to provide head-of-households and job seekers with access to employers. “Work It Out Seattle” produces this wonderful event, coordinating social service tables to for 2000+ children, youth and families this year. ELA can attest to the high attendance. Children and parents crowded the ELA table for hours with interest and curiosity about ELA’s work.
The Ducks & Us Songbook Movie has been officially selected to participate in The 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Film Festival. The festival “showcases the best and most recent films, videos and multi-media presentations about regional habitats and inhabitants of the Salish Sea.”
The festival is part of the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, the largest, most comprehensive scientific research and policy conference in the region, co-hosted by Environment Canada and the Puget Sound Partnership, presenting the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem.
ELA has entered an exclusive partnership with Chip Taylor Communications (CTC) to distribute The Ducks & Us in both its animated and music-only formats. CTC represents a wide array of high-quality media to educators and broadcasters.
ELA is enthusiastic to be able to offer our unique perspective to a wider audience in formats and packages that would otherwise be beyond our reach. Check out The Ducks & Us on the CTC web site and order!
Emotion Literacy Advocates joined the social media movement with a new page on Facebook. We plan to post news, interesting quotes and ELA happenings, so if you’re on Facebook and would like to keep up with ELA, “like” our page and our posts will show up on your news page. We pay attention to and welcome your comments!
ELA opened a virtual t-shirt shop on the web, using the Skreened.com on-demand service. Anyone can now support ELA, its programs, and most importantly, its ideas, by buying a t-shirt.
ELA chose Skreened.com because of its environmental and business practices, namely its use of ethically sourced t-shirts, low-waste on-demand production and the availability of organically grown fabric.
ELA plans to add new designs often, so check back soon!