School of Education & Professional Studies

Literacy, Elementary, and Early Childhood Education

Literacy Education Program

Invited Speakers

 

 Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Birr Moje

Elizabeth Birr Moje

is the associate dean for research and community engagement and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan.  Her interests include disciplinary literacy and adolescent literacy, specifically, “the intersection between the literacies youth are asked to learn in the disciplines and the literacies they experience outside of school.”  She has published numerous articles and three book: Essential Questions in Adolescent Literacy: Teachers and Researchers Describe What Works in Classrooms (2009), Constructions of Literacy: Studies of Teaching and Learning in and Out of Secondary Classrooms (2000), and All the Stories That We Have: Adolescents’ Insights About Literacy and Learning in Secondary Schools (2000).

 

 

Luncheon Speaker 

Linda Rief

Linda Rief 

is a language arts teacher in Durham, New Hampshire and an instructor in the University of New Hampshire’s Summer Literacy Institute.  She has written several books on the craft and art of teaching including Read Write Teach: Choice and Challenge in the Reading-Writing Workshop (2014), The Writer's-Reader's Notebook (2007) and Seeking Diversity (1992).  She is a national consultant on the topic of adolescent literacy and a recipient of NCTE’s Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Teacher.  Linda is co-founder and former editor of the journal Voices from the Middle and currently serves as a columnist for the journal.

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