To develop an appreciation and in-depth understanding of children's literature, participants will engage in readings, discussions, and written analyses that address literary and informational books for children from birth to age 12. Topics include an examination of picture and chapter books, multicultural literature, and literature in a variety of genres. Topics also include non-fiction books across a range of subjects, and censorship issues, including book challenges and book banning. This class fulfills teacher certification prerequisite and endorsement requirements.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this offering will meet remotely using the Zoom meeting environment for synchronous class meetings and Canvas and other online tools for asynchronous learning opportunities. This offering will include lectures, workshops, and seminars. Learning will include recorded lectures and video-conferencing workshop sessions and seminars. My approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (live) sessions; howeverif students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with me to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.,
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Educators, preschool and childcare center directors, librarians, child social workers.