Are you curious about math and science books that can enrich your curriculum, generate enthusiasm for learning, and at the same time help you meet Common Core Standards? This one hour webinar presentation will introduce you to fabulous books to bring into your classroom and the authors who created those books. You will meet Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, author of intriguing and informative books about science, and David Schwartz, author of instructive and humorous books about math and science. These authors will be interviewed by Myra Zarnowski, professor of children's literature at Queens College of the City University of New York.
In this presentation, Dorothy will feature some of her latest titles and discuss her ideas for using these books in the classroom. You'll learn about the literature and practical ideas for using it. She will explore books about understanding and preserving the natural environment, caring relationships and science and history.
David will focus on his books and how to connect nonfiction literature with math and science. David's informative writing and keen sense of humor will enliven your classroom and add some fun to the day. David will explore books about really big numbers, animals and plants and math and science alphabet books.
This is the fourth in the Ink Think Tank Author Series. Ink Think Tank is a company pioneering collaboration between schools and nonfiction authors via interactive videoconferencing. This session is aimed at K-6 teachers, administrators, staff developers, parents, teacher-educators and pre-service teachers.
Dorothy's love affair with nature began in early childhood and has fueled her education. She has a Ph.D. in zoology from U.C. Berkeley, and she has written more than 130 nonfiction books for children in her 40+ year career. Just some of Dorothy's awards include the Nonfiction Award from the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild and the Orbis Pictus Honor Book.
David is the author of How Much Is a Million? and 50 other books with a math or life science focus. David is a popular speaker at schools around the USA and the world where he gets kids screaming with excitement about math!
Myra Zarnowski is a professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens college, CUNY where she teaches courses in children's literature and social studies. She is the author of two books about teaching history in the elementary school, Making Sense of History and History Makers.
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