Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group

Deidra Herring, Ohio State University (Main Campus)
Sharon Kerestes, Cedarville University; Co-Chairs

“There’s a lot to Celebrate!”

Once again, we’d like to welcome our new members and spread the news about upcoming events around the region! Save the date for the CMCIG Spring Workshop, Novel-Ties: Classics and Comics in the Classroom, Monday, April 20, 2015 at the OSU Main Campus! Our guest speakers will provide a great forum for all who are interested in learning about nontraditional approaches to using award winning literature and graphic novels in the classroom. Our presenters are Stephanie Bange, Wright State University, Anita Gonzalez, Ohio Resource Center (OSU), and Caitlin McGurk, Ohio State University, BICLM. Come join us for open discussions and a visit to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (BICLM). For more information contact Deidra Herring herring.44@osu.edu or Sharon Kerestes skerestes@cedarville.edu.

The idea of “Animation” has a special significance for OSU, given the campus’ well-known comics collection and cartoon museum, its Wexner Center for the Arts, and its Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design (ACCAD).  On behalf of the CMCIG, we’re pleased to announce that the 2016 Annual Children’s Literature Association Conference (ChLA) will be hosted by The Ohio State University, sponsored by the Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology.  The conference theme will be “Animation.”  This concept reflects new developments in both the aesthetic creation and the critical analysis of children’s and YA literature. http://www.childlitassn.org/
In addition to the celebration of the 2016 conference, the Highlights for Children historical collection will be presented with a mix of interactive materials to engage audiences in the OSU Thompson Library Gallery. The exhibit will offer attendees a deeper look into this hallmark magazine that has been a distinguished model for creatively engaging children in reading and writing. Through its popular publications, it has served as a diverse resource for families and educators to help children think critically and learn from the world around them.

As the exhibit curator and researcher, I was highly enlightened by the educational philosophies of creator’s Dr. Garry C. Myers and wife Caroline Myers. I think you will be too!  Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the magazine with us at OSU in 2016! For further questions contact Deidra Herring herring.44@osu.edu.

This entry was posted in Vol. 33 no. 1 (March 2015) and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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