Sixteen artists travel in pairs to the selected region on Sunday, conduct approximately four to six sessions of 40 to 60 minutes with up to 100 students at a time in local schools each day, participate in one or two evening presentation events during the week, and then head home on Friday evening. Artists also create a simple 1-page teacher guide handout on their presentations to assist teachers in making connections between the presentations and curriculum after the visit.
Although the Spring 2020 Wordpower had to be postponed due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to rescheduling all of the planned visits during the 2020-2021 school year. Wordpower East will be happening in schools in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, Wood Buffalo region. Wordpower West takes the program to schools in Edson, Hinton, Whitecourt, High Praire, and Grande Cache.