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Course Description

This course offers educators engaging conversations about the world of children's literature, insight in their writing process and books as well as practical teaching strategies for using this material in the classroom. In this class you will grow professionally as you are immersed in the fabulous world of children’s books. TINT is proud to bring nationally recognized authors and illustrators of popular children’s books to share ways to use their books to motivate children in the reading-writing classroom. Featured speakers will share their unique insights into the writing,  illustrating and publishing process as well as a personal look into their backgrounds. A balanced and integrated approach to teaching reading that supports literacy development will be shared. Designed for K-8 teachers and media specialists.

Learner Outcomes

Participants will

  • Gain information about the background of each of the authors/illustrators.
  • Understand how the individual author's background influences his writing.
  • Identify the characteristics and qualities of good children's literature in relation to meeting the needs of today’s diverse classroom.
  • Plan activities for the classroom using books written by each author and input from the author.
  • Develop classroom materials based on the class, which will motivate students in the area of reading and writing.
  • Learn about children’s literature awards.
  • Find out how the Internet can be a valuable resource in learning about children's books and their authors.
  • Identify the characteristics and qualities of good children's literature.
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Section Title
Children's Book Authors and Illustrators Lecture Series
Type
Lecture
Days
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Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 28, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Feb 18, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 21, 2020
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 12, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $675.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
A minimum of 3 books written or illustrated by each guest speaker (18
books or more toal) plus handouts provided by instructor
Section Notes

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


The registration deadline is is January 30, 2020 by the end of the day.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted Online through SPU within 48 hours of the first class session will receive a 100% refund of SPU tuition. After this point, no refund will be granted and all withdrawals must be submitted prior to the final class session. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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