Swaziland has a new name….”Kingdom of eSwatini”





Great fun in 2018 with Visual Learning!

v2-creating-communities-opening-reception-slideMany thanks to: the teachers, students, parents, community members and staff at Bates College ,https://diversebookfinder.org/ ,Waynflete School, The Portland Schools Parents University,  http://parentu.portlandschools.org/  The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation ,https://www.barbarabush.org/  and the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine.  I have had great fun introducing and  practicing Visual Learning with you. This three question protocol inspired by Visual Thinking  Strategies is a discussion-based approach including all four domains of language learning, and an effective tool across the curriculum

  If you are in Portland, Maine visit The Creating Communities Exhibit  http://www.kitetails.org/exhibits-and-programs/list-of-exhibits/ at  the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine


Tools for Engaging with Culturally Diverse Books…You’re invited

You’re invited
“Tools for Engaging with Culturally Diverse Picture Books”
 3/19 6-7:30pm
Bates College Ladd Library
 (first floor just inside the main entrance)
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or literacy volunteer, join us to expand your skills and comfort engaging with culturally diverse picture books.
Author and educator Margy Burns Knight will use a selection of Talking Walls illustrations and companion titles to introduce and demonstrate visual learning strategies (inspired by the 3-question protocol of Visual Thinking Strategies), a discussion-based approach including all four domains of language learning, and an effective tool across the curriculum. Participants will engage in the process of responding to an illustration by sharing what they see.
Dr. Krista Aronson and author-illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will introduce the Diverse BookFinder, a circulating collection of contemporary picture books featuring people of color located at Ladd Library, and ways of accessing and utilizing the collection. They will also present an overview of how children learn about racial and cultural differences, why diverse picture books matter, and how they can support positive attitudes and relationships across differences.
The evening will conclude with a discussion on classroom applications for culturally diverse picture books.
Light refreshments will be served
Certificate of completion available on request
This event is sponsored by Bates College in collaboration with the Psychology and Education Department