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Diverse Literacies Conference


Welcome to the home page of the Annual Penn State Lehigh Valley Diverse Literacies Conference

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Diverse Literacies Conference is organized by Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project.

Over the past 7 years, the Diverse Literacies Conference has become a very successful professional educators meeting in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Focusing on significant, current educational issues such as the diverse literacies students bring into our classrooms, the diverse literacy competencies necessitated by and developed through modern living, and the need to effectively reach all our students, the conference is attended by interested educators of various grade levels and student populations.

Since its inception, the conference has been featuring prominent scholars as keynote speakers:

  • 2007: Danling Fu
  • 2008: Patrick Shannon
  • 2009: Mary Kalantzis
  • 2010: Anne Haas Dyson
  • 2011: David and Yvonne Freeman
  • 2012: Sonia Nieto

Click here to learn more about this year's conference.