Literacy Institute

Just for you at MNU: LiteracyConference

MidAmerica Nazarene University invites teachers to participate in a two-day continuing education workshop:

Literature in the Garden

June 16-17, 2014
9 a.m.—3 p.m
Smith 123
MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS
with travel to various nature centers in the afternoon

Don’t be the “last teacher in the woods!” Get “out and about” in NATURE! Come hear inspiring keynote presentations by David Sobel, author of Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. Learn to connect CCSS, children’s literature, and gardening with the Randy Seagraves who brings us the Literature in the Garden text, children’s literature, and project breakout sessions. Other small group sessions planned by MidAmerica faculty include: Fairy Gardens & CCSS Writing, nature journaling, and arts integrated science mini-unit about plants, trees, and bugs. Leave inspired to integrate your CCSS English Language Arts lessons-plus teacher relaxation and renewed enthusiasm.

Teacher Take Aways:

  • Develop framework for integrating children’s literature and science/nature in teaching units with CCSS standards
  • Learn to connect children’s literature, CCSS and gardening

Cost: The cost of the institute is $100.00 which includes a book. For those interested in earning one hour of continuing education credit, the cost is an additional $90.00 for one credit hour.

For more information contact:
Dr. Claudia McVicker

The Institute is sponsored by MidAmerica Nazarene University and the PERK grant.

Registration for the 2014 workshop is now closed.

Contact the School of Teacher Education

Glenna Murray, Administrative Assistant: 913.971.3292

Pam Burrus, Teacher  Education Grant Administrator:

MidAmerica Nazarene University
Attn: Teacher Education Department
2030 East College Way
Olathe KS 66062-1899

Fax: 913.971.3002
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