Word Nerds - 8+
About the Course
Combining instruction with games and contests, education becomes entertainment. Who knew that strengthening language skills and word knowledge could be so much fun?
Jon Bernstein is the Head Wildcatter at Wildcat, an event, entertainment and educational arts complex he founded in Franklin, Pennsylvania (wildcatmansion.com). He wrote the screenplay for Disney's MEET THE ROBINSONS, which received a Heartland Award and was named a Truly Moving Picture. He also wrote the screenplays BEAUTIFUL (starring Minnie Driver, directed by Sally Field) and RINGMASTER (starring Jerry Springer). His screenplay TRAVELING WITHOUT BAGGAGE is currently set-up with The Wolper Organization. He wrote and directed the stage musicals McCREADY, THE BLUNDERS and SHOWCASE. Jon teaches Screenwriting and Creative Writing with the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and was named the 2017 Outstanding Instructor of the Year. He has also taught at the Creative Writing conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts, and River Oaks Charter School. He passionately believes in the value of taking a fun, nurturing and creative approach to education.