Children’s Literature Seminar Series
Hosted by the Ethel K. Smith Library and the Thayer School of Education
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library
The Children’s Literature Seminars exist as a monthly workshop opportunity for in-service Union County educators and librarians on the elementary and middle-grade levels and all interested pre-service Wingate University Thayer School of Education students. Five workshops will be offered throughout the course of the semester. The seminars are free to qualified participants. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance worth CEU credit with prior approval from their Local Education Agency.
Participants will address specific themes in children’s and adolescent literature in both the lecture format and discussion groups, create networking opportunities and actively share ideas and concepts, and connect with the University community and resources. Themes and Topics Include specific Author/Illustrators, Caldecott Winners, Newbery Winners, Fractured Fairy Tales, Diversity in Children’s Literature such as African American texts and Native American texts. Pedagogical Components Include inter-disciplinary and cross-curriculum studies, reading across the curriculum and reading in the content area. Seminar Facilitators are Sarah Harrison-Burns, Ph.D., Dean of the Thayer School of Education and Professor of Education, Carolyn Nave, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Amee Huneycutt Odom, MLIS, Director of the Ethel K. Smith Library , Susan Sganga, BA, Curriculum Coordinator of the Ethel K. Smith Library.
Spring 2004 Schedule
All workshops meet for two hours from 9:00am-11:00am on the Mezzanine of the Ethel K. Smith Library on the
Wingate University Campus. Dates: Saturday, February 28; Saturday, March 13; Saturday, April 10; Saturday, May 15; and Saturday, May 22.
Participation is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.