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K-12 Professionals

Picture Writing - Fostering Literacy Through Art

EDUC 600




Instructor: Elizabeth Gross

Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014

8:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: ND Heritage Center, Bismarck, ND

Available Seats: 20

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50 + $75

Course Description:

Teachers will be introduced to an art-and-literature-based approach to writing that allows students to become proficient in two languages: the language of pictures and language of words. Read more http://www.picturingwriting.org/ Utilizing simple crayon resist techniques and quality picture books, teachers experience a language rich process that addresses learning standards while engaging students in a series of interdisciplinary, project-based units of study. This proven method is particularly engaging and effective for reluctant writers and struggling readers. Join Beth Olshansky, developer of Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Though Art and Image-Making With The Writing Process and author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy at the University of New Hampshire.


Teachers will develop an understanding of the connections between visual and written language and explore methods for combining both to improve literacy.

**Registration Instructions:

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED along with a $75 fee for all instructional and art materials payable to the ND Council on the Arts.  NDSU Credit Fee: $50. Registration deadline: May 15, 2014.

To request a registration form or for more information, contact: Rebecca Engelman, Arts in Education Director, ND Council on the Arts, 701-328-7593, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or go to http://www.picturingwriting.org/.

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