Picture Books are more than just a song-and-dance between words and pictures. They are true treasures for our children, unlocking deep understanding of our world and igniting an appreciation of fine art.
Join award-winning faculty members Junko Yokota, Laura Beltchenko and Alison Green Myers as they guide you through the creation and educational execution of the very best picture books in the world today. This unique experience unites teachers, authors, and illustrators who will work together to discover the best strategies to present picture books to our youngest readers.
Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators will discover:
Classroom teachers, Reading Specialists, ESL Instructors, Visual Arts Teachers, and Librarians will discover:
Bring your love of picture books and we will provide the pedagogy–along with a collection of today’s best picture books for you to take home!
Option to Earn 3 Graduate Credits
To increase the impact on your professional career, we offer an extended track for educators who wish to earn graduate credits for developing standards-based lessons for their classrooms. The coursework will be facilitated over an additional day at the retreat center with a lead teacher. Course requirements and tuition are $290. Participants can earn three graduate credits for attending this workshop; graduate credits for educators are provided in collaboration with Brandman University. Read more