Online Class:

Children's Books: Author Studies

Instructors: Ashley Smith and Brooke Schmidt

In-depth studies of children’s authors and illustrators are useful tools in the classroom. A study of an author’s life and works can teach critical thinking, research skills and making connections. In this online course, you will learn how to develop an author study unit that will enhance your current reading program. Have fun learning about the writers and illustrators of quality literature and how to share their books with children. You will also gain knowledge of outstanding websites that will help in researching authors and creating a final project.


For K-8 Teachers

This class is offered for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Quarter Credits

For 1 credit you will choose 5 assignments to complete

For 2 credits you will choose 7 assignments to complete

For 3 credits you will choose 9 assignments to complete

For 4 credits you will choose 12 assignments to complete

For 5 credits you will choose 14 assignments to complete


Students will be given a list of online resources/assignments

Register Anytime! You can start your course TODAY!

1. Click "Registration" below. Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card.

2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework.

3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace. Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!

Fees:

Option 1: Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (10 PDUs): $295

Option 2: 1 Quarter Credit (20 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $295

+ $55 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $350

Option 3: 2 Quarter Credit (40 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $415

+ $110 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $525

Option 4: 3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525

+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690

Option 5: 4 Quarter Credit (80 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $625

+ $220 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $845

Option 6: 5 Quarter Credit (100 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $715

+ $275 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $990

Student Testimonials:


I appreciate the opportunity to take a closer look at children's literature and appreciate the authors and illustrators that created them.

—TINT Student


There is nothing more exciting to me than viewing new books from new authors that can supplement my curriculum and enhance the joy of reading with my children.

—TINT Student


It was really fun and I enjoyed creating things that I can and will use in my own classroom.

—TINT Student


I really appreciate the positive comments and quick response time. I will definitely take another course through the program.

—TINT Student

Thank you so much for making this course relaxed fun and enjoyable while at the same time very educational and informational! I enjoyed reading your responses to my submitted assignments and liked the feedback. I can't expressed enough how much I truly enjoyed this course.

—TINT Student

This class has been enjoyable, educational, and applicable. I found great joy in being able to personalize my assignments to meet the needs of my preschool curriculum for next year. I have been introduced to new online resources for gaining information about authors and for assisting in building curriculum for author and illustrator studies. I learned new information about familiar authors and met some new authors along the way. Every assignment will be applied to next year's curriculum in some way, and that fact will bring me back to the TINT program again.

—TINT Student

Thank you for your feedback and kind words about my work! I have always appreciated how you take the time to comment on everything that I submit. It's always so nice to know that what I've worked hard to write was actually read!

—TINT Student