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Children’s Literature and Literacy Engagement in Elementary Schools
EDUC 4311, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 18290
Session M: May 12–30, 2014
Faculty to be announced

Prepares teacher education candidates for teaching children's literature in elementary schools. Participants will understand theoretical and developmental processes associated with literary learning, methods for teaching literature in a diverse society, and the integration of classroom instruction with the Colorado Academic Content Standards that foster such processes.

Special Topics: Social Emotional Learning
EDUC 6804, 3 semester hours, Section 502, Class No. 11986
Session E: June 10–July 3, 2014
Emily Price, Ian Renga

Research and programs on social and emotional learning have blossomed over the last 10 years (Kahn, 2013). Many have recognized the need for K-12 teachers to attend to the emotional and dispositional features of academic and social learning. In this course we will provide an examination of the philosophical and research bases for social and emotional literature, explore four to six distinct social and emotional learning programs, as well as focus on social and emotional instructional and learning strategies. Likely programs to be examined include those associated with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, the Center for Courage and Renewal, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Passageworks, and the Responsive Classroom.