MREC- Picturing Writing Across the Curriculum – Deeper Dive

Workshop Details: This 5-day intensive will offer a deeper dive into the Picturing Writing process for teachers who have already attended previous Picturing Writing workshops. During this weeklong immersion, we will tease out some of the finer points of facilitating Artists/Writers Workshop with an eye toward refining our practice and deepening our understanding of the dynamic relationship between pictures and words. We will learn how to strengthen our facilitation skills in order to maximize students’ gains. As we review some of the foundational units of study, we will dig deeper into how to design integrated curriculum units to address our English Language Arts Standards and content area curriculum. We will also explore the Picturing Writing Winter Stories Unit, a dynamic approach to teaching narrative structure through both pictures and words to better meet the needs of our wide range of learners. Come equipped with content area resources and be ready to roll up your sleeves! Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: PW Winter Stories Manual, winter station labels, PW winter mentor text, posters and other resources. An estimated total value of $120.00!

About the Presenter: Beth Olshansky is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy in Durham, New Hampshire and the creator of two evidence-based literacy models: Picturing Writing and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. Author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art book/companion DVD. Beth has also produced a wide range of instructional materials, both in print and on video.

Introduction to Picturing Writing

Workshop Details: Back by popular demand, this 3-day immersion into the Picturing Writing process will introduce teachers to the rhythm and flow of Artists/Writers Workshop and the power of pictures to improve student writing. Participants will experience the foundational Time of Day Descriptive Writing and Weather Poetry Units before moving on to a Research-Based Animal Poetry Unit. During this final inquiry-based unit of study, teachers will learn how to conduct visual and written research and conversely, how to embed facts within their images and written text. Armed with knowledge of Picturing Writing’s two-decade-long history of research findings documenting significant gains in student’s writing, their experiential understanding of the process, and examples of how Picturing Writing can be adapted to content area curriculum, teachers will leave excited and ready to facilitate the process with their students. No prior art experience necessary. Teachers completing this workshop receive FREE instructional materials, including: manuals, copy of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art, DVDs, posters, and other resources. An estimated value of $375!

About the Presenter: Beth Olshansky is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy in Durham, New Hampshire and the creator of two evidence-based literacy models: Picturing Writing and Image-Making Within The Writing Process. Author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through Art book/companion DVD. Beth has also produced a wide range of instructional materials, both in print and on video.

All Things Google: Topics & Trends Series

LMIS 2000 – All Things Google: Topics & Trends Series

Class# 18226

Online

Instructor: Donna James

A customized professional development opportunity wherein learners will study a 21st Century topic or trend related to school libraries.

Fake News and Media Literacy: Topics & Trends Series

LMIS 2000 – Fake News and Media Literacy: Topics & Trends Series

Class# 18234

Online

Instructor: Donna James

A customized professional development opportunity wherein learners will study a 21st Century topic or trend related to school libraries.

Web 3.0 Tools: Topics & Trends Series

LMIS 2000 – Web 3.0 Tools: Topics & Trends Series

Class# 18225

Online

Instructor: Donna James

A customized professional development opportunity wherein learners will study a 21st Century topic or trend related to school libraries.

Reading Online vs Print: Topics & Trends Series

LMIS 2000 – Reading Online vs Print: Topics & Trends Series

Class# 18210

Online

Instructor: Donna James

A customized professional development opportunity wherein learners will study a 21st Century topic or trend related to school libraries.

Inquiry Learning: Topics & Trends Series

LMIS 2000 – Inquiry Learning: Topics & Trends Series

Class# 18209

Instructor: Donna James

Online

A customized professional development opportunity wherein learners will study a 21st Century topic or trend related to school libraries.

Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age

LMIS 2000 – Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age

Class# 18208

Online

Instructor: Donna James

An Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age including e-collections, reference and e-reference and meeting the information needs of digital learners.  Course includes basic introductory information about library types, library collections, library personnel, etc.  Meets the 2 credit requirement for an introduction to libraries course for initial ND LMS credential and the requirement for ND LMS credential renewal if not previously taken.

School Library Journal Diversity Workshop

LMIS 2000 – School Library Journal Diversity Workshop

Class# 17920

Instructor: Misti Werle

The editors of School Library Journal present a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity for Librarians.  This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion.  Attendees will come away with an understanding of key concepts, such as white privilege, implicit bias, and intersectionality and how to use this information to create a stronger collection.

BPS Library Media Collaboration

EDUC 2000 – BPS Library Media Collaboration

Class# 17919

Instructor: Misti Werle

This course would provide strategies, planning, and implementation for classroom teachers to collaborate with library media specialists.