Space still available Caldecott Immersion Weekend at the Carey Conference Center 11617

Annually since 1939, the American Library Association has awarded the
Randolph Caldecott Medal and several honors to the most distinguished
picture books of the preceding year. In this workshop, teachers will learn
how to teach Common Core Learning Standards with these outstanding books
from the past, as well as participate in the mock selection of this year’s
potential winner.  Participants will follow an integrated learning process,
which they can replicate in part or in whole in their own classrooms, which
emphasizes close reading, as well as answering text and illustration based
questions and stating/writing opinions with text evidence. The workshop
includes the hands on exploration of artistic styles, the integrated use of
technology and the opportunity to explore some of the most outstanding
picture books in American publishing history. Teachers will also form a
“Mock” Caldecott Committee and apply their ability to persuade with
evidence as they consider some of the potential winners of this year’s
prize, to be awarded by the ALA on Monday February 2nd.

Participants should bring, from their own collections and from libraries,
the following:

   - Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor Books from the past
   - Any newly published picture books with a 2014 copyright
   - All books should be labelled inside with a sticky note bearing the
   participant’s name and school (in case a return needs to be made.)

 *Instructor:* Robert Whiteman, Guilderland CSD and Candace Diesley, Former
Caldecott Committee Member

*Location:* Carey Conference Center, Rensselaerville, NY

*Dates/Times:* Friday, January 16thto Saturday, January 17th (Snow date

*Fee:* With fees the total tax exempt amount is $218.30. With taxes it is
$240.26 for a single room. Cost with tax is $194.70 per person for a double
room. Carey Center will accept school credit cards and purchase orders with
a tax exempt form. All payment arrangements must be in place prior to
winter break. Please call 518-797-5100 Wed through Fri and to ask for Sue
Shufelt to book your room.

*Register now!