Boss Paws Programs and Events

WagTank series launching soon!

Get ready to jump into the WagTank™. The What?! The WagTank! This is a YouTube video series to be launched on BossPawsTV in May 2017.

WHO: Animal Gambill, Boss Paws, the Sniff-It Park™ characters, kids, teachers, and community members will participate.

WHAT: Festive, educational videos about all kinds of kid and critter issues – social stuff, emotional stuff, behavioral stuff, health stuff. You name it. We wag about it! 

WHY: 3 reasons – to help kids learn about and problem-solve issues while keeping things fun and interesting, 2.) to provide a unique tool for teachers, parents, and kids that gets'em talking about and problem-solving issues that are at the origin of conflict and/or stress at home and in the classroom, and 3.) to get some valuable information about critters out there too! 

WHERE: BossPawsTV on YouTube

WHEN: Launches in May 2017

HOW: Through the ongoing feedback and support of teachers, kids, parents, individuals & businesses in the Kentuckiana community

Contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/ if you would like to receive emails about the WagTank™ as it launches and develops. Maybe you want to be part of the team that makes this program grow. Giddy-Up! We need support from educators, parents, businesses, and everyone who cares about kids and critters to help us spread the word and keep resources flowing. 

WHAT ELSE: Teachers can contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill to schedule an in-school WagTank™ visit with Boss Paws

Boss Paws writing and humane education programs:

BOSS PAWS WRITING SEMINARS

Boss Paws programs provide educational opportunities for children in grades K – 12. Author and child therapist, Shannon Gambill (a.k.a. “Animal Gambill”), facilitates an interactive process that empowers children to learn about various elements of writing. Each program is customized to meet the age level, educational need and artistic interest of the audience. Grade groupings for elementary, middle and high school can be tailored to meet the needs of your school. There is no minimum or maximum group size. Boss Paws (Animal Gambill's certified therapy dog) has a FUR-ific time meeting kids. Please specify if you would like him to attend your event. If you would like Animal Gambill to incorporate a few minutes of animal education, she can do this as well. Writing Seminar Events are limited to venues within 150 miles of Louisville, KY. A 2-seminar minimum is required for events scheduled more than 30 miles from Louisville, KY.

To schedule an event, contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/

Boss Paws writing seminar – #1 "The Basics" (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades K – 1
45 – 60 minutes
Teachers determine the time length that works best for their schedules. Longer sessions provide more time for Q&A and pictures with Animal Gambill, Boss Paws and students if you like.

Animal Gambill educates children about the basic elements of writing and story creation. Basic humane education is also provided if interested.

The following topics are addressed:

  • Who – Who are the main characters
  • What – What is the plot
  • Where – Where does the story take place (setting)
  • When – When does the story take place (time of day, year, etc.)
  • Why – Why certain things take place and why characters make particular decisions
  • How – How do the characters participate in the plot
  • Question and answer segment
  • Humane education – How to be a Critter Crusader (optional)

Boss Paws writing seminar – #2 “Inspire and Imagine” (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades K – 3
45 – 60 minutes
Teachers determine the time length that works best for their schedules. Longer sessions provide more time for Q&A and pictures with Animal Gambill, Boss Paws and students if you like.

Animal Gambill provides an interactive presentation about how imagination can be used to bring a story to life. Basic humane education is also provided if interested.
The following topics are addressed:

  • Grabbing ideas from everyday life
  • Mixing imagination with everyday life experiences
  • Introduction of basic elements of fiction (at a level appropriate for the audience)
  • Animal Gambill's use of life experiences and imagination to create a story
  • Question and answer segment
  • Humane education – How to be a Critter Crusader (optional)

Boss Paws writing seminar – #3 “Outlining/Designing” (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades 3 – 12
45 – 60 minutes
Teachers determine the time length that works best for their schedules. Longer sessions provide more time for Q&A and pictures with Animal Gambill, Boss Paws and students if you like.

Animal Gambill educates children about outlining elements of a story.
Basic humane education is also provided if interested.
The following topics are addressed:

  • Introducing characters
  • Developing plot
  • Outlining beginning, middle and end of story
  • Editing/Revising
  • Question and answer segment
  • Humane education – How to be a Critter Crusader (optional)

Boss Paws writing seminar – #4 “Character Development & Design” (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades 3 – 12
45 – 60 minutes
Teachers determine the time length that works best for their schedules. Longer sessions provide more time for Q&A and pictures with Animal Gambill, Boss Paws and students if you like.

Animal Gambill educates children about character development and design in relation to story creation. Basic humane education is also provided if interested.
The following topics are addressed:

  • Determining personalities of characters
  • Identifying relationships between characters
  • Bringing characters’ personalities to life through their language, actions and thoughts
  • Designing visual images of characters
  • Illustration/Design process – communication between author and illustrator
  • Question and answer segment
  • Humane education – How to be a Critter Crusader (optional)

Boss Paws writing seminar – #5 “Publishing & Marketing” (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades 3 – 12
45 – 60 minutes
Teachers determine the time length that works best for their schedules. Longer sessions provide more time for Q&A and pictures with Animal Gambill, Boss Paws and students if you like.

Animal Gambill educates children about publishing options, business concepts, and elements of marketing. Basic humane education is also provided if interested.
The following topics are addressed:

  • Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing
  • Creating Ebooks and printed books
  • Expenses and basic business elements
  • Time-management and marketing
  • Question and answer segment
  • Humane education – How to be a Critter Crusader (optional)

Boss Paws Family Literacy Night Event (program rates – see below)
Designed for grades K-8
60 minutes
Family Literacy Night Events are only available to schools within 30 miles of Louisville, KY
.

PROGRAM RATES:

1 seminar – $150 (or $75 with video subscription discount)

2 seminars on the same day – $275 (or $137 with video subscription discount)

3 seminars on the same day – $400 (or $200 with video subscription discount)

Family Literacy Night Event (1 hour) – $150 (or $75 with video subscription discount)

Family Literacy Night Event (2 hours) with photo booth – $300 (or $150 with video subscription discount)

Book Orders
Your school will be provided with a book order form to be printed and sent home with students 2-3 weeks prior to the event. Parents will be able to pre-order personalized copies of books which Animal Gambill will bring pre-signed and PAW-tographed to allow for easy distribution. You will also be provided with a post-order form to allow students to order books after the event. These books will be signed, PAW-tographed and shipped to your school. Checks are made payable to Animal Gambill. Cash is also accepted.

Traveling Expenses

Schools in Louisville, KY do not need to pay for transportation

50 cents per mile (round trip) for any location that is outside of Louisville, KY.

Animal Gambill is currently scheduling Writing Seminar Events within 120 miles of Louisville, KY.

For visits outside the 120-mile area, please contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/ to discuss this possibility.

Testimonials from Professional Educators:
Shannon "Animal" Gambill is a wonderful author and presenter of her fabulous book about Boss Paws.  She provided events for our K-5th grade classes with her certified  therapy dog, Boss Paws.  The presentations were exciting and engaging for each grade level and the students were thrilled to learn more about writing and animals.  I highly recommend you book Shannon Gambill for an author presentation at your school.
Andrea Scanlan, Media Specialist, Norton Elementary School, Louisville, KY

Animal Gambill provided engaging and educational seminars for all our students (grades K-5). She teaches kids in a way that gets them interested and excited about reading, writing, and illustrating. She talks about the basics for the younger students but goes on to discuss the creative process, as well as elements of production and marketing, for older students. Each presentation was designed to meet the developmental level of the audience. She said she had a Bow-Wow Blast and we did too!
Bridget Murphy, Media Specialist, Spencer County Elementary School, Taylorsville, KY

HUMANE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Boss Paws provides humane education programs in collaboration with Animal Gambill's Critter Crusade
Rates for these programs are the same as the seminar program rates noted above

CRITT-IT Crew Kick-off Event
Designed for kids ages 9 – 17

45 minutes

Animal Gambill visits your school, group or organization to talk about all the
FUR-bulous ways kids can help animals by joining the Critter Crusade® and starting their own CRITT-IT™ Crew

  • Kids learn about ways they can be Critter Crusaders®
  • Kids learn how to work as a group to help animals by starting their own Critt-It Crew
  • Kids learn how Critt-It Crews benefit families, schools, and communities, as well animals
  • Kids participate in games focused on learning about animals
  • Kids get motivated and are empowered to help animals

CRITTER CRUSADE humane education program
Designed for kids in preschool through 12th grade
45 minutes

Animal Gambill and Boss Paws will come to your school, group or organization. Animal Gambill will conduct an interactive program in which kids learn about being kind, safe and responsible with animals.

  • Topics include pet safety, pet health, pet responsibility, things to consider when adopting a critter, and ways kids can be Critter Crusaders
  • Educational and entertaining videos
  • Interactive games
  • Music
  • Question and answer segment

Contact Shannon "Animal" Gambill via http://bosspaws.com/contact/ to schedule an event.

BOSS PAWS SPECIAL EVENTS

Community WagTank™ events, book-signing and PAW-tograph sessions

Stay tuned to BossPaws.com for upcoming community WagTank™ events, book-signing, book-reading and PAW-tograph sessions being held at businesses and festivals in your community.

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  1. mazey says

    What does Boss Paws say when something good happens or when he wants the team to listen to him? He says paw to the claw!

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