Workshops & Classes

Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books

Workshop is full.

Please contact siobhanm@carlemuseum.org to be added to the waitlist.


June 15 & June 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online workshop
 

(3 PDPs) Examine how to use picture books to provide "mirrors and windows" that reflect readers' identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences. In this two-part workshop, we will consider criteria for selecting books, explore titles featured in The Carle's current book exhibition Picture the Dream: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement through Children's Books, and share strategies for engaging children in critical conversations about race at story time. Participants will also discover tools for conducting diversity audits and other resources for building a more equitable, inclusive book collection.

Note: This is a 2-day online session, taking place June 15 and 22, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST.

Item No. 480123RACE
$40.00
Workshop-Little Books, Big Feelings

July 12 & July 19, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online workshop

(3 PDPs) What stories do we tell to help children cope? In this two-part workshop we will consider how we can use picture books to support social emotional learning. Participants will explore books that address various SEL competencies,including books that can help young readers navigate intense emotions and challenging situations. Participants will consider how these books reflect their experiences inside and outside of the classroom, and learn emotionally responsive practices for engaging children in shared reading experiences.

Note: This is a 2-day online session, taking place July 12th and July 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm.



Image Credit: My Heart Fills with Happiness. Text © 2016 Monique Gray Smith and illustrations © 2016 Julie Flett.

Item No. 480123FEEL
$40.00
Whole Book Approach

Workshop is full.

May 18 & May 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online workshop

(3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences.

Note: This is a 2-day online session, taking place May 18 and 25 from 6:30 - 8 pm.

Item No. 480123WBA
$40.00