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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Workshops for teachers available

  • With The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Award-Winning Illustrators Calling all K-5 educators, classroom teachers, literacy specialists, student teachers, school board members, professors, and children's book writers!
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  • With The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Award-Winning Illustrators Calling all K-5 educators, classroom teachers, literacy specialists, student teachers, school board members, professors, and children's book writers!
    On Oct. 11-13, Highlights Foundation teams up with Rosemary Agoglia of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to raise the bar on visual and verbal literacy.
    The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning is an innovative professional development workshop that uses the picture book to support literacy development alongside critical and creative thinking skills.
    The goal of The Power of Picture Books is to increase our children's positive interaction with books and inspire meaningful discussions by exploring the untapped potential of picture books.
    The workshop tackles the integration of knowledge and ideas and addresses speaking and listening skills—all part of the Common Core State Standards.
    Alongside Rosemary is Pat Cummings, who received the Coretta Scott King Award for My Mama Needs Me and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Talking With Artists; and Denise Fleming, who wrote and illustrated the Caldecott Honor Book In the Small Pond.
    This workshop builds a foundation for cross-curricular growth through literacy. We therefore recommend completing the application as a team, which might include a classroom teacher, literacy specialist (reading, language arts, English, ESL, library science), and/or visual arts teacher. Multiple teams per school are welcome.
    Preregister by Sept. 30: $350 single attendee; $595 teaching pair. After Sept. 30: $450 single attendee; $750 teaching pair
    Come see what educators are calling "a life changing experience." At the same time, you have the option of earning three graduate education credits by staying an extra day.
    The foundation’s workshops take place in the retreat center located at the ancestral farm of the founders of Highlights for Children. This is found in the Pocono Mountains; Northeast Pennsylvania.
    To secure your spot, or for more information, contact Jo Lloyd at (570) 253-1192, e-mail jo.lloyd@highlightsfoundation.org.
    Here's what a couple of past attendees had to say about this program:
    "Rosemary. How can she 'instruct' all day and yet I had not made even one doodle in the margins of my notebook as she kept us engaged, interactive and informed. What a dynamo.
    We were spoiled with excellent meals. I felt pampered, revitalized, and can't wait to share all that was given to me as together we bring the love of literature to these eager young minds." —Cynthia Czapp, Allentown.
    Page 2 of 2 - "This workshop was truly one of the best professional development opportunities I have ever experienced. I am confident that learning how to incorporate visual literacy into my instruction will make a huge difference to my students.
    The workshop facilitators did an exceptional job of providing modeling, hands-on interaction and collaboration among participants." —Maurna Rome, Ogilvie, Minn.
    The Highlights Foundation is a public, not-for-profit organization which, for nearly thirty years, has been committed advancing the quality of children’s literature by assisting writers and illustrators master their craft.
    Every year the foundation holds more than three dozen workshops covering a large variety of topics such as fiction, nonfiction, novels, poetry, specialized genres, illustration, children’s book writing and publishing, editing and more.
    For more information visit www.highlightsfoundation.org.

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