NIU’s Department of Literacy Education will host a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 21, that highlights the 2011 award-winning children and young adult books that were recently announced by the American Library Association.
During the event, faculty members Chris Carger and Melanie Koss will discuss the books that have received awards including the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré and Michael Printz awards.
Classroom activities connected to the books will also be presented.
They and workshop participants will also discuss the best new children’s books for the coming year. The free workshop will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 146 of Gabel Hall.
Topics addressed during the workshops will be of special interest to elementary school teachers and middle school teachers.
Educators who attend can earn two professional development units (CPDUs) each. Registration is required by Tuesday, Feb. 14.
For more information, contact Carger at [email protected].