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Continuing Education

Choice Reading: Connecting Kids with the Right Book at the Right Time (hybrid)

Date: 8:00am PDT July 1, 2019 Location: J.R. Howard Hall, Room 243

J.R. Howard Hall, Room 243

This hybrid course is for educators looking to explore strategies for engaging students in learning about their interests as readers, and encouraging them to develop a reading life.

Throughout the course, participants will exponentially grow their knowledge of current children’s authors, series, and genres, including discussion with librarians and book store owners on ways to best navigate the world of ‘kid literature’.

Educators will design, collect and build tools to help find the right book for the right kid at the right time. Participants will walk away with updated knowledge of the vast array of engaging authors and genres that will hook students and help toward installing a lifelong love of reading.

This course will require an independent component to be completed between the two in-class meeting dates. This will include reading current young adult and children’s literature, and piloting the tools and resources learned after the first class on a current student. A written account of their learning will be assigned.

Course Details & Registration

In-Class Dates: Monday, July 1 and Friday, August 2, 2019, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Jennifer Kempf-Burkart, MEd

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs or WA Clock Hours, $100 students. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CEED-866,1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Graduate degree-applicable credit: ED-589, 1 semester hour, $947
  • Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please contact the CCE for more information.


About the Instructor

Jennifer Kempf-Burkart is currently an Instructional Specialist in the Beaverton Public School District as well as an adjunct professor for both the Reading Endorsement and Special Education programs at Lewis & Clark College. In her work, she coordinates curriculum, develops and monitors assessment practices, coaches educators in best practices for classroom instruction, designs staff development experiences and specializes in effective individual reading interventions as well as school-wide action plans for our most tangled readers and writers.

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