In a world where hate is front and center, the purpose of World of HA, LLC is to inspire the creation of positive images, videos, and messages for children. World of HA, LLC will 1) create video and picture-based content for children, families, and classrooms, 2) encourage the creation of new HA-deas (ideas to make others laugh or feel happy), and 3) foster a community of HA children and families who will bring the concept of HA to the forefront.
World of HA, LLC will create the online presence, www.doyouha.com, and will work to include children, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and children’s museums in efforts to help our young, digital citizens to consider others and contribute towards making others laugh or feel happy.
With issues of poverty and poor education around the globe, it is our hope that teaching children to consider others at a young age will make them not only responsible digital citizens, but also responsible world citizens who realize that their actions can positively impact others and make people HA.
World of HA, LLC founder is Hallee Adelman. In Adelman's current and previous roles as educator, volunteer, and mom, she has always been devoted to children’s learning, laughter, and growth.
Adelman’s commitment to youth began when she taught at the intermediate elementary level at the Jenkintown School District (1995-2001). She brought her enthusiasm to the classroom and was honored on separate occasions when students nominated her for Disney’s Teacher of the Year award.
Adelman received her master’s degree in educational technology and later served as an online guide for educators and administrators across the nation through Connected University (CU) (1999-2001). She also held face-to-face staff development seminars for educators through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit and Classroom Connect (1997-2001).
Adelman also designed a training program, “Staying Safe and Responsible Online” before developing and hosting the Online Writing Conference “OWC” with student learners (2001-2003). She conducted a research study entitled, Ethnography of a Middle Level Online Writing Conference: Investigating Behaviors, Attitudes, and Discourse. Adelman received her Ph.D. (2003) in Educational Leadership and Learning Technologies.
Adelman served as an adjunct professor for undergraduates and graduates in Drexel’s School of Education (2006-2008). She participated in ISTE’S SigTel Board (2003-2009) and judged the SigTel Awards for international online learning projects.
Adelman has always been interested in writing and reading with children. She joined the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (2009-present). In 2008, Adelman joined the Board of the Please Touch Museum of Philadelphia. From 2008-2014, she chaired the Museum’s Storybook Ball, a family fundraising event that provides free books for children, celebrates children and children’s authors, and supports the Museum’s programs. She became an active Board Member of Simon’s Fund (2006-2012), chaired an international award-winning event for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (2011). In addition, she has volunteered for the Anti-Defamation League’s Read for Respect program.
Overall, Dr. Hallee Adelman’s focus is to create a true “World of HA” for children through zaniness, education, multimedia projects, and writing.