This course integrates text, image and structure through hands-on projects and exercises. Explore a variety of book structures as well as simple writing exercises to consider text and meaning for students. Participants learn several book structures, such as accordion variations, sewn books, flexagons and pop-ups, to which writing is added, as well as simple methods to generate images. Projects consider text and collaborative book projects for classroom use. This course is suitable for visual arts and literacy teachers. Classroom applications for all grade levels are addressed; projects are adaptable for elementary to high school students; resource materials and readings are provided.
Through graduate courses, the Professional Institute for Educators develops innovative and creative educational programming to serve the professional development needs of K-12 teachers in and through the arts. PIE is a recipient of the Pennsylvania State Education Association Seal of Recognition.