Sunny Earth Academy views multiliteracy as one of the most important elements to
ensure success in life. We value the power of literacy in other languages to improve literacy in native
tongues. We believe that children worldwide will benefit from the opportunity to learn other languages
starting at birth. We value the importance of literacy in various areas in addition to language learning
(e.g. physical literacy, digital literacy).
We believe in the power of the global community to help us create the Sunny Earth Academy.
The Academy only exists through collaboration, cooperation and community efforts. We believe that
if you join us on this learning adventure, together we will create positive change in literacy education
for our global community.
Everyone has something positive to teach the world. Let's harness the power
of the web to share our talents of teaching language to young learners! Create
your own learning file and share it with us on the Sunny Earth Community page.
We will share your learning link in our Learning Resources section. If you share
a YouTube video with us, we will add it as a favorite on our YouTube Channel
and allow time for global feedback. Learn from constructive criticism and use
helpful comments to improve your future lessons. Our initial efforts teach French, Spanish and English.
Kevin and I have been married for ten years and have two children. Our daughter,
Soleil is four-years-old and our son, Geo, is two-years-old. Kevin and I agreed that I'd speak only in
French to our children. Sometimes, we share our silly French learning songs and games with our little
nephew, Travis Haines, as well as with other dear family and friends. Sunny Earth Academy will provide
Soleil and Geo with opportunities to become multiliterate. The Academy will also provide children of
monolingual parents, like Travis, with free avenues for language learning starting at birth.
WHAT INSPIRES US
First and foremost, our children inspire us.
inspires us due
to the amazing French and technology resources she has created and shared with the world.
The Khan Academy
inspires us as we are also committed to creating, collecting and sharing free educational resources.
In addition there are many remarkable speakers on TED
who speak passionately about global ideas we feel are inspirational and worth spreading.
Finally, the parents of Travis Haines inspire us. They desire to teach their child another
language even though they themselves are monolingual. We want to help.