Series Programming for Elementary School Age (Feb 1 - 26)
Event Type: Online/web-based
Topics: Youth Services
Contact: Assocation for Library Services to Children
Mon, 02/01/2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
About the Event
This is a four week Moodle course that will begin the week of February 1, 2010 and end February 26, 2010.
Children love series books! Lots of libraries have one-shot series parties or events. This course expands on the one-shot idea and provides the tools necessary to establish series clubs at the library so that more children will read and use the library more often. Using trivia, games, music and reading, children will clamor to come back to the library each week. Series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Magic Tree House, Spiderwick, Fancy Nancy, Froggy, Curious George, and American Girl will bediscussed.
Students will learn how to develop a multi-week series program for school aged children to develop a love of pleasure reading and to develop the habit of lifelong reading.
Participants will be able to:
1. identify popular series in children's literature
2. defend the importance of series reading.
3. participate in weekly discussions.
4. complete and digitally submit assignments to share
5. create and share a 4-8 week program based on a popular series (everyone will leave the course with completed different series based club programs to use in their library)
Course Requirements and Expectations
This course will meet over four weeks. Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on course activities.
1.Readings – students should plan for a minimum of 2-3 hours of reading outside of class.
2.Online Discussion – Students are expected to log in to the class discussion forums at least three times a week to respond to comments and questions from the instructor and classmates.
3. Assignments/deliverables – Students will post a pdf file of a 4-8 week series program by February 25 to share with the class.
Who should take this course
Children’s librarians in public libraries and schools; library paraprofessional and support staff who are working with students; media specialists and teachers; MLIS students.
Lisa M. Shaia, Children's Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library (email: email@example.com )
Cost: ALSC Personal Member: $95, ALA Personal Member: $145, Nonmember $165