Sherwood Education Foundation

Loud and Clear

In today’s economy, effective communication and collaboration are key workplace skills.  That’s why the Sherwood Education Foundation is pleased to help Sherwood students learn these skills by sponsoring Loud and Clear, a public speaking program offered by the Oregon Children’s Theatre that helps students achieve state benchmark standards in public speaking. Loud and Clear trains teachers to coach students on oral reports and presentations and also provides a workshop for students, given by professional actors.

Quotes from teachers

Thanks to the Sherwood Education Foundation, we’ve had Loud and Clear in our classrooms for the last three years. The students have fun but also learn legitimate speaking skills. Without the support of SEF, I doubt we could offer this valuable program.
– Susan Zumberis, Fourth Grade Teacher, Archer Glen Elementary School

Loud and Clear has been incredibly positive. The actors that teach the class draw in even the most reluctant public speakers to participate by providing engaging, fun activities. As speaking assignments come up later in the year, students quickly recall the skills that they learned from Loud and Clear.
– Emily Conrad, Fourth Grade Teacher, Middleton Elementary School