Worcester State University


Summer 2014: Author Institute

Monday, June 23rd – Friday, June 27th

Course Description

The Author Institute is held each year at the end of June and features notable and award winning authors who present to graduate students and teachers from across New England.   It takes place over a one week period and features a different children’s author each day.  The presenters/authors work diligently to present not only their literature, but also a variety of genre’s and literacy elements, ways to motivate and develop student interest in literature and authoring and formalizes teacher based activities and creativity for classroom use and interest in writing by both teachers and students.   The day consists of author presentations, background to the literature being presented, roundtable discussions and activities, personal insight into author process and life experience and author signing.  Author and book interest and readability levels span from K through the middle grades/school.

The hours each day are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Students are required to attend each day for the full day, and to complete all projects as outlined at the start of the Institute. Lunch is provided and an author autograph session is usually scheduled during this time to accommodate students.  Students may use the Institute as an elective in the Masters’ of Education Program, provided a research paper on the Importance of Literacy in the Classroom is handed in by the last day of the Institute.   All papers will follow APA style, according to the guidelines of the graduate school in education.

The Institute was developed and is directed by Dr. Elaine G. Tateronis, and Ms. Joan Trainor, adjunct faculty member, assists in the Institute’s coordination and delivery.

Author Institute Dates for 2014

Monday, June 23rd – Friday, June 27th

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