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  • Marta Aguero Guerra — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    less artificial and definitely more effective At Carthage Ms Agüero Guerra regularly plays clips from movies television shows and tourism promotional videos for her Spanish language classes She also draws from newspapers cartoons and her own life The ability to contribute that cultural perspective was one of the reasons she wanted to join the Target Language Expert program Another is the unique balance the College offers in multiple ways First she noted Carthage holds the privileged condition of being a prestigious university at the same time that it is a small community where everybody knows each other She also believes the location between Milwaukee and Chicago offers the perfect combination between the freedom and relaxation of nature and all the facilities of big cities Ms Agüero Guerra s hometown in Spain is Toledo which is known as the city of three cultures because Christian Muslim and Jewish traditions that were woven together inside its walls The city was also home to 16 th century artist El Greco and remains a prominent producer of both swords and marzipan While receiving her teaching certificate at the University of Salamanca she completed a master s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language She earned her bachelor s degree in English Language and Literature from the same university spending a year at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland on scholarship Ms Agüero Guerra continues to work on a doctoral dissertation She has taught Spanish to foreign students in Cursos Internacionales at the University of Salamanca as well as in academies She taught English in primary and secondary schools in that city which she misses dearly Although she wishes she could bring Spanish ham with her to the U S Customs rules forbid it Ms Agüero Guerra said she likes that Americans are always smiling

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/marta-aguero-guerra/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Ivan Espinosa Orozco — Current TLEs — Target Language Experts — Modern Languages — Carthage College
    that the concept of country is a social construct in order to separate people he said Language is the instrument through which those boundaries are broken Mr Espinosa Orozco earned a bachelor s degree in elementary education from Universidad Pedagogica Nacional with an emphasis on English and Spanish He said the university equipped him with the ability to assess students learning processes Besides coming to Carthage in 2011 he has taught both English as a foreign language and Spanish and served as a translator in Colombia I had the chance to work in very important companies and institutions which led me to look for something important for my future he said An aspiring literature teacher Mr Espinosa Orozco said the TLE experience at a prestigious institution like Carthage will help him develop into an even stronger educator Excelling in this role is the best way to thank his professors for their support he said The sport of choice for Mr Espinosa Orozco is soccer and he plays for an amateur team in Kenosha Back home he participated in a folk dancing group and he hopes to continue that hobby by starting a salsa club on campus Contact him at iespinosaorozco

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/modern-languages/tle/meet/ivan-espinosa-orozco/ (2013-06-13)
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  • About the Center — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    programs and sponsors lectures and seminars by noted authors and illustrators Its vast collection is available to students educators and the community The Center was officially launched in October 1998 to house the extensive collection of more than 17 000 volumes accumulated by Dr John Warren Stewig an author and promoter of children s literature Part of this collection was the generous gift from Prof Bette Peltola a longtime and highly respected professor of children s literature of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee In the autumn of 2004 Carthage welcomed the Center for Children s Literature to campus Dr Stewig joined the Carthage faculty as a professor of education and became the center s director Each year publishers large and small send Dr Stewig copies of their latest children s books for his review Dr Stewig donates each book to the center Dr Stewig is assisted by Marilyn J Ward Carthage professor of education an External Advisory Board comprised of teachers librarians parents and members of the community who are interested in children s literature and a student advisory board led by Prof Ward The Center for Children s Literature publishes a newsletter available to Friends of the Center detailing

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/childrens-literature/about/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Visit the Center — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    collection is open during regular library hours The center offers tours of the collection for interested students educators parents and community groups Please call the center at 262 552 5480 to arrange a tour for you or your group Tours are offered to groups of up to 25 people who are interested in children s books Hedberg Library Hours Monday Thursday 7 a m midnight Friday 7 a m 10 p m Saturday 7 30 a m 6 p m Sunday Noon midnight Hedberg Library hours change during the summer months Center for Children s Literature Office Hours Hours vary Please call 262 552 5480 Directions Click here for a campus map Take Interstate 94 to Highway KR in Kenosha County exit 337 Take Highway KR east toward Lake Michigan Highway KR ends at Sheridan Road Highway 32 Turn right onto Sheridan Road Follow Sheridan Road south past the Smeds Tennis Center At the bottom of the hill at the stoplight turn left onto campus Continue on Campus Drive over the bridge and up the hill At the Abraham Lincoln statue turn left Parking is available in Lot H Hedberg Library is located in the center of campus From Lot

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/childrens-literature/visit/ (2013-06-13)
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  • About the Collection — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    budget constraints the center does not attempt to provide a comprehensive collection of all children s literature In addition the center focuses only on books children read for pleasure or information textbooks and reference titles are not collected The collection grows each year through the generosity of trade book publishers both major and smaller presses These publishers send books as complimentary review copies to Center Director Dr John Warren Stewig because of his leadership and scholarship in the area of children s literature Dr Stewig receives books from virtually all of the major children s trade publishers and as director he continues to cultivate contacts with the smaller publishers Just recently the center has begun to receive books from such smaller presses as Eerdmans Orca and Barefoot Books The largest part of the collection is fiction Another large section is nonfiction or informational books This component includes a strong selection of recent science social studies and math trade books to use in support of the curriculum The collection includes more than 1 500 books of poetry thanks to a generous gift in memory of Carthage alumna Joy Moldenhauer given by Don Moldenhauer her husband and a Carthage alumnus When you

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  • About the Director — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    Association which gives an annual award for the most distinguished information book of the year as well as on the Medallion Committee given to an author by the University of Southern Mississippi for a body of work Dr Stewig s areas of research and teaching are visual literacy and children s picture books issues in children s literature language arts curriculum and drama in the curriculum For several years he has taught methods classes in public schools so that he could demonstrate working directly with children Dr Stewig has led writers workshops and Authors in the Schools programs for various school districts in 26 different states Dr Stewig has a bachelor of science degree master of science degree and Ph D from the University of Wisconsin Madison Dr Stewig s picture books are Sending Messages Houghton 1978 nonfiction The Fisherman and His Wife Holiday House 1988 retelling Stone Soup Holiday House 1991 retelling The Moon s Choice Simon and Schuster 1993 retelling Princess Florecita and the Iron Shoes Knopf 1995 retelling King Midas Holiday House 1999 retelling Clever Gretchen Marshall Cavendish 2000 retelling Mother Holly North South 2001 retelling Making Plum Jam Hyperion 2002 fiction Whuppitie Stourie Holiday House 2004

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  • News & Events — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    Farrar Straus and Giroux and other experts In 2008 the event featured Newberry Award winner Gary D Schmidt author of 35 books including Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy illustrator Timothy Basil Ering illustrator for the Newberry Award winning The Tale of Despereaux author and poet Jan Greenberg author of Side by Side and Dinah Stevenson publisher for Clarion Books Read more about the 2010 event Carthage Friday Family Fun Night Most Friday evenings during the school year Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights for the community on most Friday evenings during the school year Families are welcome to peruse the collection of children s books in the Center for Children s Literature Themed activities take place from 6 to 7 30 p m in Hedberg s Niemann Media Theatre The N E Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center is also open from 6 to 10 p m For more information visit www carthage edu familyfun Past News Wisconsin Women Write for Children An evening of children s literature Seven Wisconsin writers will read from their books and discuss their work at a special event in Milwaukee on May 14 more On Campus Carthage welcomed Caldecott winning illustrator David Small and author Sarah Stewart The Center for Children s Literature at Carthage College welcomed children s book illustrator and author David Small and his wife children s book author Sarah Stewart for a talk and book signing on April 16 more 15th annual Seuss a thon returns to Carthage March 2 Enjoy Seussical the Musical readings and gourmet green eggs and ham more Carthage was host to a Caldecott Celebration on Saturday Oct 6 Opening up about your favorite book something that is near and dear to you can be hard but what happens when discussing books is part of your job

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/childrens-literature/news-events/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Visiting Authors — Center for Children's Literature — Carthage College
    seminars by noted authors and illustrators Children s author Robert Burleigh signs copies of his books at a Center for Children s Literature event Mr Burleigh is the author of more than 30 picture books as well as poems essays many filmstrips and videos Past visiting authors have included Ann Bausum Dr Harland Hansen Laura Numeroff Andy Griffiths Jan Greenberg Graeme Base Timothy Basil Ering Robert Burleigh Anna Celenza Larry

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