What do you get when you cross cowboys, state-of-the-art technology and elementary school students? If you answered: robot cowboy children…you are wrong. Rather, you get Marshall Mitchell’s Cowboy Music for Kids!  The Fort Worth Library is bringing a cowboy-approved educational experience to schools all across the state on January 27!

Just in time for the FWSSR, Marshall Mitchell will visit Fort Worth Library locations to deliver an educational experience unlike any other. And with the help of Connect2Texas, the presentation will be streamed to rural schools across Texas! (Distance learning equipment and facilities are generously supported by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation!)
We believe all students deserve rich learning experiences, whether they live in Fort Worth or the rural outskirts of Texas. That’s why we’re so excited to stream this program to thousands of students. Last year, over 45,000 Fort Worth students participated in all of the distance learning programs.

Mitchell’s presentation isn’t your typical classroom lecture. Mitchell brings his guitar and sings about important character traits, Texas culture and more. He designs his lessons to be interactive to make sure students stay engaged and attentive.

Like all library youth programs, it aligns with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). So Mitchell will contribute to the student’s state-approved learning curriculum. Fort Worth Library staff provides resources including vocabulary and discussion guides for each distance learning program to help teachers integrate it into their day.