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Course Description

In depth studies of children’s authors and illustrators are useful tools in the classroom. A study of an author’s life and works can teach critical thinking, research skills and making connections. In this course, you will learn how to develop an author study unit that will enhance your current reading program, have fun learning about the writers and illustrators of quality literature, and how to share their books with children. You will also gain knowledge of outstanding websites that will help in researching authors and creating a final project. K-8

Learner Outcomes

Participants will:
  1. Learn how to select the best authors and illustrators to study and decide on a plan of how to present these studies.
  2. Build critical thinking skills by comparing and contrasting books from the same author.
  3. Learn strategies to incorporate author studies into existing curriculum.
  4. Establish a community of readers through shared experiences.
  5. Learn about the lives of authors and illustrators who have affected children through their writing and art.
  6. Discover the best recent picture book authors and illustrators and how to use their books creatively with students.
  7. Learn techniques of how to enhance literacy skills through research.
  8. Find out how the Internet can be a valuable resource in learning about children's books and their authors.
  9. Gain knowledge of the outstanding range of Web sites that provide information for author studies.

Notes

This course can be taken for 1-5 credits, please check section information to register for the appropriate section.

Testimonials

“I appreciate the opportunity to take a closer look at children's literature and appreciate the authors and illustrators that created them.” —TINT Student

“There is nothing more exciting to me than viewing new books from new authors that can supplement my curriculum and enhance the joy of reading with my children.” —TINT Student


“It was really fun and I enjoyed creating things that I can and will use in my own classroom.” —TINT Student

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Section Title
Children’s Books: Author Studies
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (1 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
1 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Author Studies
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (2 units) $525.00
Available for Credit
2 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Author Studies
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Author Studies
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $845.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Children’s Books: Author Studies
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $990.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

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