Course Detail: COE102 - Diversify Your Bookshelf: Defining, Finding, Evaluating, & Teaching Multicultural Children's Literature

Course Overview
Participants will explore the diverse world of multicultural children's literature and its role in the classroom. Participants will learn what multicultural literature is, why it is an important resource to provide for all students, resources they can use to find high-quality texts, and how they can incorporate these books in their teaching both to facilitate students' literacy development and increase their cultural understanding of the world around them. This module requires that participants have access to children's literature through a school or community library in addition to internet resources. Participants will create annotated bibliographies and lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.

Technology Requirements
  • - The ability to send and receive email with and without attachments
  • - Use a word processing program such as Microsoft Word
  • - Access and navigate the Internet
  • - View video clips from YouTube and other video streaming website.
10 contact hours or 1.0 CEU

Registration Deadlines
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January 6December 31
February 6January 31
March 6February 28
April 6March 31
May 6 April 30
June 6May 31
July 6June 30
August 6 July 31
September 6 August 31
October 6September 30
November 6October 31
December 6 November 30

Note: On the 6th of each month registrants should look for an email which will include login instructions and a link to the online classroom, Blackboard. If the 6th falls on a weekend or holiday, registrants will receive login information on the following business day.

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