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Registration open for Diverse Literacies Conference

8/13/2012 —

Registration is now open for the 2012 Diverse Literacies Conference, presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. The conference, with its theme of "Promoting Literacy in a Diverse Society," will be held from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Sonia Nieto, a Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Nieto has written extensively on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos and immigrants. She has received many academic and community awards for her scholarship, teaching, and advocacy, including four honorary doctorates. In 2011, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and as a Laureate for Kappa Delta Pi. An accomplished author, Dr. Nieto’s books include Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (with Patty Bode); The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities; and What Keeps Teachers Going? (2003).

The early registration fee, which will be accepted until September 21, is $59. Late and on-site registration is $69. On-site registration is limited. Teachers earn five Act 48 credits for attending the conference.

To download a full conference schedule and registration form or to register online, please visit http://www.diverseliteracies.org.


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