MY HERO Newsletter - July 2019
Dear Friends of MY HERO,

This month we celebrate some remarkable heroes. Explore lesson plans and media that highlight their contributions to humanity. Their stories and their courage bring hope to our global learning community.

Thanks to all who share hero stories, art, films, music and lesson plans with MY HERO.

We are grateful for your support.

The MY HERO Team
click to view multi-media and lesson plans 
Celebrate Heroes Every Day of the Year!
MY HERO Global Outreach
Laura Nietzer at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia - June 23 - 26
This summer Laura Nietzer , MY HERO Educator and Learning Circle Director, has been busy presenting our media arts resources to teachers from around the globe. She recently was invited to present MY HERO at the  ISTE 2019 Conference , The Global Education Conference, and the EdChange Global Online Conference .
Laura curates lesson plans in the MY HERO Teachers Room and mentors educators new to The MY HERO Project throughout the year online.
As a veteran educator who has used MY HERO in the classroom for over a decade, she now helps other teachers integrate MY HERO into their classrooms.
If you are interested in learning more about how to use MY HERO in your classroom, email .
A Weekend of Heroes
Composer Kenji Williams performing Bella Gaia at a benefit for the MY HERO Media Arts Program
Heroes from around the world took center stage June 8 and 9, as The MY HERO Project presented  A Weekend of Heroes . Fun-filled events included a spectacular performance of Bella Gaia by composer Kenji Williams during a benefit for MY HERO's  Media Arts Education  program. MY HERO mentors shared their insights on using MY HERO resources in the classroom, and the community enjoyed a free screening of uplifting short films.

2019 Sylvia Earle Award
Filmmaker Michael Hanrahan (L.) and Sean Hastings (R.) of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - NOAA accept the 2019 Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award for their winning film Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies. Also pictured: One World One Ocean representative Shauna Badheka (Center L.) and MY HERO Media Director Wendy Milette (Center R.).
Congratulations to the winning film Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies
and all the 2019 finalists of the Sylvia Earle Ocean Award 
presented by MacGillvery Freeman's One World One Ocean Campaign!

Searching for Unsung Heroes
Filmmakers - Call for Entries
Artist Spotlight - St. George Thompson
Artist Saint George (R.) with his newest Collector at the MY HERO Event.
MY HERO will soon be launching a store online! Take home the hero-themed art work of artist St. George and others. Purchase a t-shirt, MY HERO Book, and/or poster for a teacher you know and support our non profit educational project.​ To order in advance, email .
Katherine Johnson - St. George
John Lewis - St. George
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