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Kids' creative side displayed in comic book project

Children dream up their own superheroes and stories based on an educational theme and then write dialogue and draw their characters through The Comic Book Project, a program created by Wyckoff-bred Michael Bitz whom is a graduate of Columbia's University Teacher's College.

Children dream up their own superheroes and stories based on an educational theme and then write dialogue and draw their characters through The Comic Book Project, a program created by Wyckoff-bred Michael Bitz whom is a graduate of Columbia's University Teacher's College.

The project has touched 50,000 children in 500 schools from Tucson to Baltimore. On Monday, six students from Nellie K. Parker Elementary School in Hackensack will exhibit their work, alongside comics from other New Jersey schools, at Middlesex County College in Edison.

"So often we struggle as educators to engage children," he said. "If the process is exciting and the results are tangible, creativity can be such a powerful learning tool and we've seen that from child after child."

This article appeared in the May 20, 2007 edition of the Record.

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0NSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzEzNzk3MCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM= 

Published Tuesday, May. 22, 2007

Kids' creative side displayed in comic book project

Children dream up their own superheroes and stories based on an educational theme and then write dialogue and draw their characters through The Comic Book Project, a program created by Wyckoff-bred Michael Bitz whom is a graduate of Columbia's University Teacher's College.

The project has touched 50,000 children in 500 schools from Tucson to Baltimore. On Monday, six students from Nellie K. Parker Elementary School in Hackensack will exhibit their work, alongside comics from other New Jersey schools, at Middlesex County College in Edison.

"So often we struggle as educators to engage children," he said. "If the process is exciting and the results are tangible, creativity can be such a powerful learning tool and we've seen that from child after child."

This article appeared in the May 20, 2007 edition of the Record.

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0NSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzEzNzk3MCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM= 

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