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.
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 helps students think about how they could launch their own idea by using the 5 P's (Product, Price, Place, Promotion, People) and concludes with a short clip from "Shark Tank" along with an interactive analysis of the Shark Tank’s pitch.
Lowey's presentation supports curriculums in idea generation, invention, maker space, and career and is also perfect if your school is looking for an author visit like never before!
Best for grades 3, 4, 5 although happy to inspire anyone!
“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? I have a flat rate for the day, which can be split between schools or sessions. My speaking rate includes one of my four books for ALL your students so before I quote you a final number, I need to know how many students you have. Your students are able to purchase more at additional costs. I do not charge for travel within the Chicagoland area. Please contact me to learn more.
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.