Picturing Writing:Fostering Literacy through Art
Topics: Literacy, Writing, Visual Arts
Dates: June 20 - 23, 2017
Location: ND Heritage Center
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA), and North Dakota Council of Humanities (NDCH) are collaboratively hosting the Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy through Art training. Beth Olshansky, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy at the University of New Hampshire in Durham and author of The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy Through for teachers will facilitate the training.
During this training, participants will learn to combine creativity, rigor, and deep thinking through a progression of art-and-literature-based mini-lessons designed to provide students with an experiential understanding of the key elements of writing including: sense of setting, character and plot development (problem and solution), creating an ending, and use of descriptive words. See an introduction to Picturing Writing. Observe Nunavut educators using the PW process to guide and motivate students through the writing process. A must see!
The NDDPI along with its partners NDCA and NDCH will offer an enriched learning opportunity for educators to participate in a five-day training and will cover the cost for registration, lunch, and all materials including, 4 resource manuals, Beth Olshansky’s acclaimed book The Power of Pictures, and classroom pack of high-quality art materials (a total value of over $1,400) to eligible participants that meet any of the following criteria:
1. Educators working in the Bureau of Indian Education schools and/or in schools with a high percentage of Native American students. Native language and culture teachers are highly encouraged to attend.
2. Educators working in a school with a student population consisting of 40% or more poverty rate.
3. Educators working in Title I schoolwide programs.
Registration will begin at 8:00 am each day, and the training runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Two graduate credits are available for $100 through University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and Minot State University.
CLASS IS FULL!
Additional information on the training can be found at www.nd.gov/dpi/events/PicturingWriting/ on the NDDPI website. If you have registration questions, please contact Jill Frohlich from the NDDPI at (701) 328-2254 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding the training, please contact Rebecca Engelman from the NDCA at (701) 328-7593 or email@example.com.
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