NO. OF CREDITS:
6 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 4.00 credits]
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Since 1938, the American Library Association has awarded the Caldecott Medal annually for to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This fun-filled guided independent study course will cover the history of the medal and Randolph Caldecott, explore the creative artists who have received this medal, delve into selected winners and honors books, and create various art media lessons for the classroom.
No prerequisites or artistic talent is needed. From this class you walk away with a “ready to teach” reference binder filled with art lessons. These lessons can be easily integrated and will enhance your language and visual arts programs.
The lessons you create from the Caldecott Award and honors books will be fun, hassle free, with little to no mess. Be prepared to color, paint, draw, and expand your creativity.
Additional cost for required textbooks is approximately $45.00 depending on your choice of bookseller.
Art Through Children’s Literature: Creative Art Lessons for Caldecott Books, ISBN#10:1563081547. Used and Kindle download copies can be found at amazon.com for around $12.99, or can be checked out from your regional library or district professional library.
A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books: The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: ISBN#1070-4493, American Library Assoc. Order direct at http://www.ala.org $35 plus shipping. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/newbery-and-caldecott-awards-guide-medal-and-honor-books-2020-edition
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LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:
1. Studied the history of the Caldecott Medal.
2. Reviewed importance of art in children’s literature.
3. Explored creative learning through active process.
4. Explored the relationship of award and honors books to lesson development and integration into cross-curricular areas.
5. Studied creative learning outcomes with the use of art in children’s literature.
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.
UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.
CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.
AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2020 Edition https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/newbery-and-caldecott-awards-guide-medal-and-honor-books-2020-edition
The 2020 award and honor books, this perennial favorite brings together the books that have been recognized as the most distinguished in American children s literature and illustration and have been awarded the Newberry and Caldecott prizes. This is an excellent guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for creating curriculum . This is an easy-to-use streamlined look and format. The included features are:
This resource for locating information about the best in children's books is valuable for every collection.
• $48-$58 for both textbooks • $6—$8 for 11/2” binder, reference materials, lessons, samples and assignments.
ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR HOURS OR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
A. INFORMATION ACQUISITION
Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #1: Introduce Yourself
Introduce yourself, where and what you teach and why you are interested in the course. (1 page).
Assignment #2: Caldecott Winners & Honors
Assignment #3: Reference Materials Binder
Assignment #4: History of Winners & Award Process
Assignment #5: Read 20 Winners
Assignment #6: Read Pages 1-191 in “Art Through Children’s Literature”
From “Art Through Children’s Literature” read pages 1-191.
Assignment #7: Research Illustrators
Assignment #8: Virtual Shopping “Wish List”
Create a virtual shopping “Wish List” of the Caldecott books, art supplies and any other item you would
like to support these lessons.
ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
B. LEARNING APPLICATION
In this section you will apply your learning to your professional situation. This course assumes that most participants are classroom teachers who have access to students. If you do not have a classroom available to you, please contact the instructor for course modifications. Assignments done in a course forum will show responses from all educators active in the course. Feel free to read and respond to others comments.
Assignment #9: Lesson Plans
Assignment #10: (500 Level ONLY)
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line to read ‘Art Award #10-A’.
Select 3 books listed in the bibliography.
Send to instructor: email@example.com, Subject line to read ‘Art Award #10-B’.
Send to instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line to read ‘Art Award #10-C’.
C. INTEGRATION PAPER
Assignment #11: (Required for 400 and 500 Level)
SELF REFLECTION & INTEGRATION PAPER
(Please do not write this paper until you've completed all of your other assignments)
Write a 350-500 word Integration Paper answering these 5 questions:
INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK:
Please indicate by email to the instructor if you would like to receive comments on your assignments.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:
Debora Supplitt M.F.A-A.Ed./M.Ed. received her Masters (M.Ed.) and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree from San Francisco State University and Masters of Fine Arts in Art Education (M.F.A.-A.Ed,) from Boston University. She has worked with students of all levels, including preschool, elementary, middle school, high school and professional educators, since 1980. She is certified in Washington, Oregon and California in Pre/K-12-Adult Special and Elementary Education and is highly qualified in the core areas of Art, Music, Reading, and Special Education as well as being a trained Intervention Specialist. Debora knows the importance of providing a creative environment where all students and teachers can thrive. Presently she is working in her dream position as a full time middle school Art Teacher. Debora provides classroom teachers with the tools and resources needed to integrate art into the daily curriculum and is always busy developing new, creative and fun workshops for teachers. She is passionate about providing exciting, meaningful, useful and fun filled continuing education for all teachers.
ART OF THE CALDECOTT AWARD
Association for Library Service to Children: American Library Association, (2020 available 6/2020) The Newbery and Caldecott Awards. American Library Association, Chicago, Il. Item Number 978-0-8389-4745-6. http://https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/newbery-and-caldecott-awards-guide-medal-and-honor-books-2020-edition
Black, M, McAuliffe, M. (2001). Busy Teacher’s Guide to Art Lessons. Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Materials, Inc. ISBN-10: 1576904717. 80-page paperback edition loaded with 30 art projects. Each project has a lesson objective, art history, a list of materials, complete directions, suggested variations, and illustrations of the finished work.
Brookes, M., (1996) Drawing with Children. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher/Perigee. ISBN-10: 0874778271. 304 pages paperback edition. Designed for parents and teachers of children of all age’s presents easy-to-follow lessons for building artistic skill and for using drawing in other scholastic subjects.
Caldecott, R. (1977) The Diverting History of John Gilpin and the Queen of Hearts. New York, NY. Frederick Warne & Co. Inc. ASIN: B00102UMPA. A collection of Randolph Caldecott’s first two illustrated books. Out of print but used copies are still available.
Caldecott, R. (nd) The House That Jack Built. New York, NY. Merrimack Publishing Corp. ASIN: B0037Z6ZNG. Another illustrated book by Randolph Caldecott. Out of print but used copies are still available.
Englebaugh, Debbi (1994) Art Through Children’s Literature: Creative Art Lessons for Caldecott Books. Teacher Idea Press, Westport, CT. ISBN-10: 1563081547. 216 pages paperback edition. From 1938-1994 this book covers the principles and elements as art, classroom-tested projects materials lists, and detailed illustrations focusing on the Caldecott winners as a foundation for lessons.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/aboutcaldecott/aboutcaldecott “The Caldecott Medal and Honor Book” list from 1938-present. Plus, this site covers The History of the Caldecott Medal.
http://www.randolphcaldecott.org.uk/who.html “Randolph Caldecott and the History of the Medal.” An overview of the medals history and the illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
http://www.wikipedia.org “Wikipedia” is a free, web-based encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Volunteers from around the world have written its 16 million articles collaboratively.