Lower School Teacher Workshop Series

Engaging in the Conversation:

Talking about Books


For: Classroom Teachers for Grades K - 6


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020



Hosted by:

Zoom Link Available After Registration


Are you ready to re-examine your classroom library with a new lens? How well does it represent the children in your classroom? How well does it represent the children of the world? Join us in this interactive class where we will be reviewing criteria for choosing books, analyzing current trends in children’s literature and discussing new titles.


Specifically, in this online course participants will:

  1. Read, examine, and critically compare a wide variety of children’s books from all genres and many authors and illustrators.
  2. Learn to critically evaluate the literary and artistic merit of all children’s books, with a particular emphasis on the evaluation of multicultural and international children’s and adolescent books.
  3. Develop the ability to select high quality children’s books to use across the curriculum as well as classroom libraries.
  4. Be encouraged to become an enthusiastic and knowledgeable literature educator who reads widely and is curious and passionate about literature for all children.




Facilitator:

Bev. Gallagher, Literacy Consultant

Classroom teacher for over 25 years. Adjunct instructor at Rider University. Director of Imagine the Possibilities, a program bringing acclaimed authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers to Princeton Day School for the past 22 years.


$75 per participant, Member Schools

$150 per participant, NonMember Schools

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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

For Round Tables: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation one week prior to the program.

For Workshops, Conferences and Retreats: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program.

In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or postponed.