ALSC Online Courses

ALSC Online Education Courses

For the past few weeks, I have been a member of the ALSC online education course called “The Newbery Medal: Past, Present, and Future.” This is the first time that I have taken advantage of ALA’s continuing education courses, and I have to say that I couldn’t be more pleased. The virtual class was taught by K.T. Horning, who is the director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has been involved all over ALA, and will be delivering the 2010 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture.  Needless to say, we were in good hands! Over the six weeks that the course was in session, we read at least 9 Newbery winners of our own choosing, along with course guest, and Newbery winner Linda Sue Park’s A Single Shard.  We also read many articles questioning and championing the Newbery Award dating …