BTC Story Time

Join us in the BTC this winter for a series of Saturday Story Times. Story Times are coordinated by the BTC and offered by EIU Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Each Story Time includes read-alouds on a specific theme and a craft or movement activity related to the story. Story times are free and open to … Continue reading "BTC Story Time"

BTC Display – NCSS Notable Trade Books for Children

This spring, I have the honor to collaborate with Dr. Jay Bickford in the Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle Level Education department and Dr. Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz in the History department. We received an exciting Faculty Development Partnership Grant that will allow our pre-service teachers to¬†evaluate and implement history-based curricula in local schools. With our grant funds, we were … Continue reading "BTC Display – NCSS Notable Trade Books for Children"

Explore the Solar System

It seems fitting that this new BTC blog would launch¬†with a post about our wonderful new books about outer space and the solar system. This past Fall, the BTC received a generous donation from alumna, Dr. Annette Christy (Class of 1964). The donation was designated for non-fiction curriculum materials about the solar system, art, and … Continue reading "Explore the Solar System"