Picturing Writing:Fostering Literacy through Art
Topics: Literacy, Writing, Visual Arts
Dates: June 13 - 17, 2016
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.
Reserved housing is available through Bismarck State College (BSC) at a rate of $30 for a single room per night and $25 for a double room per night. If you intend to take advantage of the housing at BSC, you will be required to indicate this on the registration form, otherwise you are free to arrange your own housing/hotel accommodations.
Two graduate credits are available for $100 through University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, and Minot State University.
Registration for this training is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q9G2FCF. The deadline to register is March 21, 2016, as commitments for materials and meals must be secured. The following information includes a summary, expected outcomes, and training materials participants will receive.
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.
Topics: Art, Movement, Mathematics/Science & Instructional Strategies
Dates: June 22-23, 2016
Location: State Heritage Center
Why does the moon disappear? What does it feel like to jump on Jupiter? How old would you be if you were born on Mercury?
Join us to answer these questions and more as we explore how to make your classroom a fun and moving place for both you and your students! This workshop will provide 3rd-4th grade teachers with tools and techniques for implementing a 5-lesson unit on the Solar System ... all through movement. Our bodies will become planets, moons, and stars as we put the solar system literally into motion! Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts for using movement in the classroom and incorporate these concepts into lessons on solar systems, the earth's movement, gravity, and moon phases. Next, participants will learn to guide students through the process of a creating a culminating performance/demonstration for their school community, family, and friends. Be prepared to move, laugh, reflect, and connect meaningfully with other teachers as we explore the power of kinetic learning! Dress in comfortable shoes and clothing!
Mobius Moves Website: http://mobiusmoves.com/?page_id=7
Event Information: Registration Deadline: May 15, 2016
Credit Registration Link: http://educators.und.edu/workshop/?id=TL.SIMUM2THSS
Questions? Contact Rebecca Engelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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