Picture Writing - Fostering Literacy Through Art
Instructor: Elizabeth Gross
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
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.
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.