This summer, students across New England will have an opportunity to come together online to write, edit and publish their own books inspired by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author and Massachusetts resident Jeff Kinney. Boston public broadcaster WGBH and the digital education company BoomWriter Media have teamed up to launch the BoomWriter Storytellers Camp to help middle school students maintain and improve writing skills during summer vacation. Through the collaboration, WGBH and BoomWriter Media are offering four separate one-week, online, curriculum-based and educator-supported camps that foster creativity and expressive writing.
“Students can lose critical writing skills over the summer months, so we are delighted to collaborate with BoomWriter Media to launch an innovative program to helps kids hone writing and literacy skills,” said Hillary Wells, WGBH children’s media executive producer. “This collaborative, web-based, curriculum-driven approach inspires creativity and develops writing skills that are necessary for success in the classroom and in a career.”
Students will be broken up into groups with each ‘mini camp’ receiving support and guidance from educators. The first of the four one-week sessions begins on July 22, 2013.