The Penn State Lehigh Valley campus is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the sixth Annual Diverse Literacies Conference, scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Bear Creek Resort in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The conference theme, Nurturing Diverse Learners through Student-Centered Instruction, is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for participants to share and reflect on their own practice and apply ideas in their own contexts. This year we are fortunate to have as our keynote speaker Yetta Goodman, renowned language and literacy scholar, whose research critically examines early literacy, miscue analysis, and the reading and writing processes.
We request your consideration for presenting at this conference. We are particularly interested in having presenters from a variety of backgrounds (elementary teachers; reading, ESL, and other specialists; secondary content area teachers; higher education faculty; adult education instructors; pre-service teachers; and other professionals) share their experience, research, and expertise in this area.
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
(Registration and Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.; Program begins: 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center, Macungie, Pa.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this conference, please submit a proposal through our online submission center. Alternatively, you may complete the PDF Proposal form and return it to the address on the submission form by June 14, 2013. You may submit your proposal form via regular mail, e-mail, or fax. Please feel free to duplicate and share this information with colleagues, students, and other individuals. Presenters will be notified of their proposal status by July 1, 2013. For more information or questions, please contact Marisa Hockman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-7266.
We look forward to your participation in this exciting professional development opportunity!
Chair, Annual Diverse Literacies Conference