Choice Reading: Connecting Kids with the Right Book at the Right Time (hybrid)

07/01/2019 - 8:00am to 08/02/2019 - 3:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Assessment, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Early Learning, Elementary Ed, Library and Media, Other, Reading

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

This hybrid course is for educators looking to explore strategies for engaging students in learning about their interests as readers, and encouraging them to develop a reading life.

Throughout the course, participants will exponentially grow their knowledge of current children’s authors, series, and genres, including discussion with librarians and book store owners on ways to best navigate the world of ‘kid literature’.

Educators will design, collect and build tools to help find the right book for the right kid at the right time. Participants will walk away with updated knowledge of the vast array of engaging authors and genres that will hook students and help toward installing a lifelong love of reading.

This course will require an independent component to be completed between the two in-class meeting dates. This will include reading current young adult and children’s literature, and piloting the tools and resources learned after the first class on a current student. A written account of their learning will be assigned.
In-Class Dates: Monday, July 1 and Friday, August 2, 2019, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs or WA Clock Hours, $100 students. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
Offered for one semester hour of Graduate Continuing Education Credit, or Degree Applicable Credit