6th Annual Literacy Essentials Conference
Two nationally recognized educators and an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator are the headliners of the 6th Annual Literacy Essentials Conference at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday, March 31 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall.
This year’s theme, Data that count and data that really count: Focusing on the whole child, celebrates innovative visions of effective literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment that value all students, parents, teachers, educational staff, community leaders, and administrators who advocate for the kinds of transformative framework beyond mere test scores.
Through hands-on workshops, paper presentations, panel discussions, research poster sessions, and activity demonstrations, a wide range of practitioners and scholars in the field of literacy will present to inform participants about the most up-to-date research and best practices in teaching and assessing literacy.
In keeping with the high caliber of presenters at our previous annual conferences, we are confident that this year’s conference will also be equally intellectually stimulating and engaging for all attendees. Our keynote speaker, Yetta M. Goodman is world renowned for her expertise and vision regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for the language arts curricula. Our luncheon speaker, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, has received numerous awards for her leadership and advocacy in peace and early childhood education. Another special guest, author and illustrator Kevin O’Malley, will delight us with his books and enthusiastic sense of humor. We will also recognize Jack Hasegawa for his indefatigable service to our professional community as advocate for literacy, and the Edna C. Stevens Elementary School, a deserving recipient of the 2010-2011 International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program Award!
For complete information on the program, go to: http://www.reading.ccsu.edu/LiteracyEssentialsConference/LECProgramLQ.pdf