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K-12 Professionals

Visual Literacy: The Illustrator Tells the Story (P-12)

EDUC 600




Instructor: Rhea Sprecher

Grading: Letter

Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Monday, June 30, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This 3 credit continuing education graduate course has been designed to introduce the teachers to children’s books through the art of illustrators. This course will explore the history of illustration and the illustrators of children’s books. Basic theories, concepts and principles used by the illustrators will be studied and compared. Classroom ideas, materials, strategies and activities will be presented and shared to the end that students of participants will achieve at higher visual literacy skills levels.

Goals & Objectives:

As a result of participation in this course, participants will know and understand:

  1. The theoretical base with underlying principles and concepts for Visual Literacy skills.
  2. Develop a knowledge and understanding of the illustrator as artist.
  3. Learn to see the difference between the illustration that teaches and promotes the love of reading and the illustration that is not effective.
  4. Learn to distinguish the difference between the styles and mediums used by each illustrator.
  5. How to plan and implement students illustrating their own writings.
  6. How to promote a love of reading through the art of the illustrator.
  7. Model the love of reading by reading books to students and showing how the illustrations make the story come alive.
  8. How to help students achieve at higher Visual Literacy skills levels.

Basic Textbook:

Ocvirk, O. G., Stinson, R. E., Wigg, P. R., Bone, R. O., & Cayton, D. L. (2009). Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.

**Registration Instructions:

You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.

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