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Registration open for Diverse Literacies Conference

8/27/2010 —

Registration is now open for the 2010 Diverse Literacies Conference, presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. The conference, with its theme of "Multiple Literacies Development: Utilizing Learners' Social, Cultural, and Linguistic Funds of Knowledge," will be held from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa.


The keynote speaker for the conference is Anne Haas Dyson, Ph.D., a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dyson studies the childhood cultures and literacy learning of young schoolchildren. Among her publications are "Social Worlds of Children Learning to Write in an Urban Primary School," which was awarded the National Council of Teachers of English David Russell Award for Distinguished Research, "Writing Superheroes," and "The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write: Popular Literacies in Childhood and School Cultures." She recently co-authored two books with Celia Genishi, "On the Case," on interpretive case study methods, and "Children, Language, and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times."


The early registration fee, which is accepted until October 2, is $59. Late and on-site registration is $69. On-site registration is limited. Teachers earn 4.5 Act 48 credits for attending the conference.


To download a full conference schedule and registration form, please visit http://www.lv.psu.edu/Documents/Academics/DLC_Brochure_Draft__3__2010.pdf.

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