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Course Description

In this course, you will do a deep exploration of multicultural/diverse literature and become familiar with numerous children’s book. You will learn strategies for evaluating and selecting books. You will gain an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures through children’s literature and how to share that with students. Upon completion of this course, you will have created a biography of useful titles and planned lessons that are ready for immediate use.

Grades K-12

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of the different genres of children’s literature with an emphasis on picture books and multicultural and international literature.
  • Understand and appreciate diverse cultures through children’s literature and be able to share that with students.
  • Describe the benefits of listening, reading aloud and independent reading of literature in the classroom.
  • Critique children’s literature and select appropriate books for children at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels that also reflect the diversity of our world and that can be used throughout the curriculum.
  • Conduct research on and share knowledge of notable children’s authors and their contribution to children’s literature.
  • Develop strategies and design lessons to integrate literature across the curriculum.
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Section Title
Diversity in Literature? Not all Books are Created Equal
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
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
Diversity in Literature? Not all Books are Created Equal
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $790.00
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.

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