Podcast Episode 6: Doodling and Daydreaming with Rhonda Robinson and Tom Lichtenheld

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By Gillian King-Cargile, Founder and Director

Episode 6: Doodlers and Day Dreamers with Dr. Rhonda Robinson and Tom Lichtenheld

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On this episode of the STEM Read podcast, hosts Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) and Kristin Brynteson (@kbrynteson) chat with visual literacy expert Dr. Rhonda Robinson (Northern Illinois University-College of Education) and author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld (Cloudette, Duck! Rabbit!, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site). We’ll talk to Rhonda about the importance of fostering visual literacy skills in learners and share some activities and picture books you can use at home or in the classroom. Then we’ll talk to Tom Lichtenheld (http://www.tomlichtenheld.com/) about his process of creating visual images and stories and how important creativity, collaboration, persistence, and constraints are to that creative process.

This episode was recorded on location at Tom Lichtenheld’s art studio. You can see photos from the interview and images from some of Tom’s favorite books here.

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read is part of the NIU STEAM family of programs that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Find more great books, lesson plans, and resources at stemread.com.

The STEM Read podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.