Children’s Literature Workshop: Meeting the Standards Through Integration of Science and Literacy

Dec. 9, 2015 from 8:30 - 11:30 am  |  Last day to register: Dec 2, 2015 

The early and intermediate grades classroom provides an ideal place for teachers to integrate two areas that have many commonalities – Science and Literacy Skills in an effort to meet the standards. Participants will be engaged in several strategies that incorporate the use of trade books (both fiction and nonfiction) within science and/or literacy skills.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Be provided with the research base associated with the integration of children’s literature and science as a teaching strategy.
  • Participate in a discussion of quality children’s literature selections and why they are “good” science choices.
  • Engage in activities associated with teaching science through children’s literature from the Teaching Science Through Trade Books book as well as other sources.
  • Leave with recommendations on where to find activities to supplement their science curriculum and meet literacy skills
  • Network with other educators from surrounding districts and intermediate units.

Workshop Facilitator:

Dr. Dr. Christine Anne Royce portraitChristine Anne Royce is a Professor in and Department Chairperson for the Teacher Education Department and co-director for the MAT in science education program at Shippensburg University. She is the co-author of  the NSTA Press Book titled: Teaching Science Through Trade Books, which is related to one of her more familiar roles as the co-editor/author for the ”Teaching Through Trade Books Column” in Science and Children.  She has served as the NSTA Professional Development Division Director (09-12); District IV Director (06-09); NSELA Treasurer (11-present). She is an Educator Astrophysics Ambassador for NASA Education and Public Outreach program coordinated by Sonoma State University. She currently is the Executive Secretary for PSTA where she served in the presidential chain on two separate occasions.  She received her Ed.D in Science Education from Temple University; and is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science; and the PAC-TE Teacher Educator of the Year Award among other recognitions. She was part of the NSTA Delegation to Shanghai China in 2010 as part of the first US-Sino Forum on Science and Education.

Workshop Schedule:

  • 8:00 am - Check-in, breakfast, and networking
  • 8:30 am - Workshop begins 
  • 11:30 am - Lunch & networking 

Registration Information:

Registration Fee: $25 (includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch, CEUs, certificate, and digital badge)

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Location: Shippensburg University Conference Center

The workshop will be held at the Shippensburg University Conference Center. For GPS or other mapping software, use the address 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.  For driving directions to the Conference Center (be sure to following directions to the Conference Center, not to Shippensburg University) go to The Conference Center is building #49 on the Shippensburg campus map at /visit/campus-maps/. There is ample parking in front of the Conference Center, and parking permits/passes/stickers are not needed and there is no charge for parking.

For Additional Information:

For additional information contact Shippensburg University's Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE) at 717-477-1502 or