Cynthia Herbert, PhD, Susan Marcus & Susie Monday
Authors of The New World Kids Programs
Cynthia Herbert, Susan Marcus and Susie Monday are among the five co-founders of The Learning About Learning Educational Foundation, a future-oriented R+D institution in Texas (1968-1985) doing applied research in creativity, media, individuality and play. They are long-time collaborators in translating the research of the Foundation into accessible media — designing programs, materials and exhibitions for teachers, parents, children and museums.
Dr. Herbert, with a background in arts, education and developmental psychology, is former Director of the Texas Alliance for Education and the Arts. In the 70's, she directed LAL's Laboratory School in San Antonio, chosen as a national model in learning through the arts. She is the author of New World Kids at School: The Teachers' Guide to Creative Thinking. As a specialist in Differentiated Instruction, she provides educators with the strategies and support to help diverse children learn, create and thrive.
Susan is a graphic designer, program creator, mother of two and has co-authored Everychild’s Everyday (Doubleday) and When I Was Just Your Age (University of North Texas Press). She lives in Austin.
Responding to the imperatives of 21st century literacy, they have collaborated once again to create New World Kids: The Foundational Programs in Creative Thinking for Young Children and co-authored a new book, The Missing Alphabet: A Parents' Guide to Developing Creative Thinking in Kids (Greenleaf, 2013)