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Saturday, February 22 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Beyond the Page: Picture Books as the Means Building Opportunities for Young Learners

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Picture books have always been an integral component of early childhood classrooms.  In an era of 21st Century literacy and critical discourse, picture books function as the medium for building experiences, academic language, questioning techniques, and content exploration.  This session will demonstrate how high-leverage picture books can be used as the entrance (motivation or curiosity catalyst) AND the extension (synthesis and transfer) from core learning experiences. Participants will experience a lesson simulation that presents a curriculum model for how picture books bridge the discipline standards and meet the needs, interests, and abilities of emerging and identified gifted learners of any age or grade level. As a consequence of attending this session, participants will learn specific strategies for how high-level picture books can be used to fuel curiosity and questioning in young learners and be used as a means of non-traditional identification.

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Jessica Manzone

Faculty, University of Southern California
Dr. Manzone currently teaches in the MAT program at the University of Southern California. Jessica is a former classroom teacher whose research interests include non-traditional identification, early childhood, and the expansion of differentiation to include culturally sustaining... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
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