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The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning

Two renowned names in children’s literature—the Highlights Foundation and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art—are joining forces to offer a three-day workshop designed to show educators, authors and illustrators, and others how to use picture books to build the joy of reading among students, while also weaving in related Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

The workshop, titled “The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning with the Eric Carle Museum,” will be held August 10–12 and October 11–13 at the Highlights Foundation’s retreat center near Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

The workshop will be led by Rosemary Agoglia, curator of education for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She will be joined by renowned children’s book illustrators Floyd Cooper and Eric Rohmann (August) and Pat Cummings and Denise Fleming (October). Graduate credit is available through Brandman University.

Session topics for the workshop include:
  • Visual Thinking Strategies
  • The Whole Book Approach
  • Building Bridges Between Theory and Practice
  • Picturing Stories
  • Teacher Presentations

The workshop is designed to build a foundation for cross-curricular growth through literacy and is perfect for teams of educators, which might include a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and/or visual arts teacher. For further information or to register, visit this webpage: http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/carle-museum-august/.

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