2017 Children’s Literature Conference
“ONCE READ, NEVER FORGOTTEN: CREATING READERS ONE BOOK AT A TIME”
June 26-30, 2017Request to Register
Literature & Writing Section Information: Attend the conference for two or three hours of graduate credit, three hours of undergraduate credit or audit and attend for no credit.
The writing section will focus on critical writing and writing in the content areas. The literature section will introduce techniques for using children’s literature to teach reading and writing.
Course requirements for two hours of graduate credit and three hours of undergraduate credit can be completed during the week of the conference. To receive three hours of graduate credit, you must also compile an annotated bibliography of children’s literature or submit a major, documented paper investigating some aspect of material discussed during the conference.
Bibliography or papers are due by August 31, 2017. Transcripts will be mailed by October 27, 2017.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-545-7215
Conference Hours: 9 am-4:30 pm Monday June 26-30, 2017.
Book Sales: Books by the speakers will be on sale every day in the lobby of Halpin-Harrison Hall. 10% discount on book purchases for conference participants.
Autographing: sessions will be held daily.
Dr. Karen Huff is the coordinator of the elementary education program at Shenandoah University. In addition to teaching at the university level, she has taught elementary and nursery children and has also conducted numerous workshops for parent groups and in-service training.
Dr. Mary Bowser is the coordinator of the secondary education program at Shenandoah University and teaches course in undergraduate and graduate education. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Bowser has conducted writing workshops for teachers and administrators throughout the south.
Linda Sittig, co-author of New Kid in School: Using Literature to Help Children in Transition, is a reading consultant for Loudoun County Schools. She received the 1993 Eleanor Johnson Award from the International Reading Association for the Outstanding Elementary Language Arts Teacher of the Year.
Room and Board Details
Campus Housing: A limited number of single and double occupancy residence hall rooms, with board included, will be available. All rooms are equipped with private baths and contain their own adjustable heating/air-conditioning units. Room fees include meal costs, Sunday dinner through Friday lunch in Allen Dining Hall. Check-in starts Sunday June 25, and check-out is on Friday June 30.
Single Rooms: Will be available at a rate of $300.00
Double Rooms: Will be available at a rate of $275.00/ per person
Hotels/Motels: Several hotels/motels are within easy walking distance of the University.