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Children’s Literature Conference Features Nationally Known Authors

5/2/2008 —

Two special graduate course opportunities are available this summer at Penn State York, Bridging the Gap:  Institute for Diverse Literacy, June 16 – 20, a three-credit graduate course and Stone Soup:  Stirring the Pot of Cultural Literacy, June 20 and 21, a children’s literature workshop for ACT 48 hours.  These programs are designed to address the needs of today’s highly diverse student population and help teachers provide instruction that maximizes success for each student.  Workshops will offer strategies for providing the appropriate level of support for the struggling student as well as challenges for the high achievers.  Penn State York is proud to bring some best practices through this children’s literature conference.

Both professional development opportunities include national and well-known authors and instructors who will speak about creating diverse literacy in the areas of content literacy, digital literacy, differentiated instruction, and informal literacy assessment to meet the cultural and educational needs of each student.  Keynote speakers include Janet Allen, author; E. B. Lewis, illustrator of more than 30 children’s books; Jerry Pinkney, author, illustrator and winner of five Caldecott Honors; and Mitali Perkins, author and winner of the Christian Schools Association’s Lamplighter Award.   The Institute for Diverse Literacy features five keynote speakers and 15 break out sessions.  Stone Soup features three authors and eight break out sessions.

These programs are designed for anyone who works with students in grades K – 12 including classroom teachers, librarians, resource teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, special education teachers, gifted education teachers, ELL teachers, instructional aids, and administrators.  For more information on these courses or to learn more about the master of education in teaching and curriculum, please call (717) 771-4060 or visit our graduate students page.

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