Diverse Literacies Conference set for Sept. 28

March 12, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The 2013 Diverse Literacies Conference will be held Sept. 28, at the Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa. The theme of the conference is "Nurturing Diverse Learners through Student-Centered Instruction." 

The keynote speaker for the conference is Yetta Goodman, a highly influential scholar in literacy education. Goodman will present "Revaluing Readers, Teachers and Reading." Her pre-conference workshop will discuss participants' major questions about how the learner's language influences learning to read and write in the classroom.

A call for proposals will be available in the spring. Proposals for research panels, workshops and visual displays are invited.

New this year is the addition of a pre-conference workshop dinner Sept. 27, also at Bear Creek, led by Goodman.

For questions or more information about the Diverse Literacies Conference, visit www.diverseliteracies.org or contact Marisa Hockman, Collaborative Teaching for English Language Learners program manager, at mlk239@psu.edu.

  • Conference participants attend a workshop at Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center

    Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center will again serve as the location for the Diverse Literacies Conference.

    IMAGE: Penn State
  • Conference attendees visit with a poster presenter at the 2012 Diverse Literacies Conference

    The Diverse Literacies Conference features poster presentations by fellow educators.

    IMAGE: Penn State
  • Dr. Yetta Goodman is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Diverse Literacies Conference

    Dr. Yetta Goodman is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Diverse Literacies Conference.

    IMAGE: Photo courtesy of Yetta Goodman
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