Named an "Education Expert to Follow in 2019," Lowey's school visits are inspiring kids to change the world with their ideas and ultimately... Entrepreneurship.
What you get:
One or two 45-60 minute presentations to the whole school or selective grades.
Lowey's engaging, inspiring, and exciting presentation brings real world business and entrepreneurs to a level that kids understand and enjoy! Each 45-minute session includes stories of how brands like Nike, Apple, Disney, American Girl, Hershey, and Ben & Jerry's came to be, starting with its founder as a child. Lowey interweaves topics such as what is an entrepreneur, makes a great idea, who can be an entrepreneur (ANYONE!), and why this is important stuff (hint... one in eight kids will grow up to be an entrepreneur!). Lowey concludes with a short clip from "Shark Tank" along with an interactive analysis of the Shark Tank’s pitch.
Best to have an extra 15 minutes at the end for Q&A!
100 books from the From an Idea to… series.
Included in each School Visit is 100 books from From an Idea to… to your school. Use these for teachers, students, or prizes throughout the year. You can chose from any of the four titles: From an Idea to Nike | Disney | LEGO | Google. (No mix and match.)
Personalized additional books.
Lowey partners with a local independent book store in your area so your students can purchase additional books, all of which are personalized.
New for Fall 2019/ Winter 2020!
Want more? Add on one, two, or three entrepreneurial workshops for smaller groups or classrooms.
In these intimate smaller group settings, Lowey helps kids really think about how to turn their idea into a real business. She uses and simplifies concepts such as the 5P’s (Product, Price, Place, Promotion, People), provides tips on pitching one’s ideas to investors, and explains the first steps in turning an idea to a reality.
Still want more? Lowey is the creator and brains behind the one and only IDEA Tank for Kids. She can customize, execute, and host an IDEA Tank for Kids event at your school! This would be a night your students would never forget.
Lowey's school visits supports curriculums in STEM, idea generation, invention creation, maker space, and career education and is perfect if your school is looking for an author visit like never before!
Best for grades 3, 4, 5 although happy to inspire anyone! Please contact me to discuss my rates.
“I would highly recommend Lowey coming to your schools and her books tie-in nicely with idea generation, creativity, and maker mindset.” - Librarian, Private school K-4
“Your presentation was so informative and engaging. I've heard nothing but praise about your presentation from both staff and students throughout the day. Thanks for inspiring our students and for the positive messages and encouragement you provided. - Librarian, Public school K-4
“Teachers were impressed with your presentation. They thought you had a message that was nicely pitched to this age group and they loved how it complemented our curriculum.” - Librarian, Public School K-4
"Lowey was fabulous. One of my teachers said it was the best presentation by any of our authors. Her approach resonated with my kids and they learned things they never would have heard before." - Librarian, Public School K-5
"The kids LOVED your presentation!" - Teacher, Private School K-8
How do you pronounce your name? This is the most common question I receive! Lowey is pronounced Low-E. "Low" rhymes with Go (not cow), then just add an "e." Bundy is easy. Sichol rhymes with nickel or pickle. Pronounce it like it's spelled Sickle.
What size group do you speak to? There is no limit to the size of the group. I am comfortable talking to a a small group (30-40 kids) or an an all-school assembly with hundreds of students.
How many presentations do you give in a day? I prefer to do one big presentation but can do several in one day. Please contact me to discuss details, rates, etc.
How long is your presentation? 45 minutes. I like to have an extra 5-10 minutes at the end so students have time to ask me questions. Kids also love to have their books personalized! Let's schedule additional time either before or after the presentation for book signing.
What are your A/V equipment needs? I need to project my presentation with audio to a screen that everyone can see. Please also have a microphone available if I will be speaking to a larger crowd.
How much do you charge for a school visit? Please contact me to discuss rates.
Any tips on finding money to help pay for author visits? Yes! This article has helpful tips on how to help pay for author visits.
How should we prepare for your visit? Here’s a handy article that might help - Ten Tips for a Perfect Author Visit by Michael Shoulders. I’m pretty easy going, just give me a microphone, a screen for my presentation, and a fun group of kids and they’ll walk away excited and inspired.