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You Can Write Children's Books!


 with Dianna Hinkley

short description:
This course is a beginner's guide to writing and publishing children's books.
long description:
Step by Step Journey to Children’s Writing Success! Getting started writing children’s books can be a confusing, even overwhelming time. Mastering the basics is the best way to achieve your goals. You'll start with finding your footing as a children’s writer, then move on to the writing process (basic formula that you make your own), the revision and editing stage, the submissions process and ultimately provide a blueprint for a long, sustainable writing career. And we’ll do it together, in a fun and unique way. Completion of the course will involve participation in a writing contest and delivery of course completion certificate.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
Monday through Saturday 6:00am to 8:00pm
fee comments:
 session structure





You Can Write Children's Books!

live session

This course is a beginner's guide to writing and publishing children's books.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: 4 week course - 2, one hour sessions per week

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 80US$  (800lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: self-paced

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United States

Dianna Hinkley

description of :
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, 10 years teaching language arts in grade school, owner/operator of a nationally accredited private school, published author of newspaper articles, magazines and short stories related to early childhood and education, award winning curriculum development related to obesity prevention in childhood
Teacher's qualifications:
Dianna Hinkley

Mature, self-driven, results oriented individual
Desire to help others
Enthusiastic and outgoing
Positive attitude, leader

Strives for success
Professional demeanor
Organized, efficient, articulate, confident
Strong interpersonal skills, innovative problem solver
Professional experience

2003-2010 Autumn Leaf Academy Plant City, FL
Director at Nationally Accredited Private School

Job Summary:
The Director’s role is at a senior level management status and oversees every aspect of the school, including program (Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, School Age), administration, faculty, staff, parents and students. Responsible for recruiting qualified applicants for admission to the school in accordance with national accreditation, company policies and government regulations, consistent with the highest ethical standards. Responsible for recruiting qualified staff, training and assessing. Director is responsible for managing time and inquiry resources to generate interest in the school’s programs. Managing all financial aspects of the school: including payroll, bank deposits, budgets, payment and loan, bonuses, taxes, insurance, worker’s comp. etc. Committed to the development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and creating an environment which is conducive to learning, positive thinking and expansion.
Key Duties

 Developing and maintaining school policies and procedures
 Mission statement and school vision
 School administration
 School admissions
 Accounts receivable
 Staff hiring, training, PIP, and disciplinary action, termination
 Compliance with county, state and national guidelines
 Compliance with NAEYC, NAC (highest early childhood standards)
 Classroom evaluations using NAC observation, ITERS, ECERS
 Student/Teacher evaluations using NAC/NAEYC observations, ITERS, ECERS
 Professional appraisals
 Program development, management, coordination, evaluation
 Oversee USDA Guidelines for breakfast, lunch, snacks
 Leadership and team building
 Workshop and training and seminar (development and delivery)
 Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly director’s meetings, board meetings when requested
 Development and compliance of risk management
 Payroll and benefits
 Profit and loss reports
 Financial planning of center (including budget, payroll, petty cash)
 Program marketing (including advertising, community involvement)
 Plan and coordinate school functions (Open House, Conferences, Festivals, etc)
 Hold fundraisers to generate additional funds
 Successful grant writer
 Partnered with Title XX, School Readiness Voucher, VPK, Head Start
 Experience with diverse population, low income, migrant families
 Proficient in MS Office, word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
 Exceptional organization, composition, correspondence and dictation
Key Success

 Development of award winning program from The Network of East Hillsborough Neighborhoods of $10,000 for Project Green Leaf
 $11,500 award from Quality Counts For Kid’s for receiving Three Stars
 Increasing Enrollment of School by 52% within two years
 Successful in achieving accreditation from NAC and awarded a Gold Seal of Excellence from the State of Florida

2000-2003 Apollo Beach Elementary Apollo Beach, FL
Fourth Grade Language Arts Instructor
1997-2000 Intermedia Communications Tampa, FL
1995-1997 Eisenhower Middle School Gibsonton, FL
English Instructor

Education 1995 University of Southern Florida Tampa, FL
Bachelor of Elementary Education / Early Childhood Education
Professional Memberships
NAC- National Association of Childcare
NACCP- National Association of Child Care Professionals
Project PITCH, Nova Southeastern University/Mailman Segal
The Network of East Hillsborough Neighborhoods

's preferred teaching style:

I have a facilitator model teaching style and tend to focus on activities. This teaching style emphasizes student-centered learning and there is much more responsibility placed on the students to take the initiative for meeting the demands of various learning tasks.

This type of teaching style works best for students who are comfortable with independent learning. I design learning situations and activities that require student processing and application of course content in creative and original ways.


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