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Centenary University to host annual literacy conference for area educators

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) — Centenary University’s Master of Education in Literacy Instruction Program and ESL Certification Program is sponsoring a literacy conference for educators entitled Equitable Literacy Instruction for All Learners on Friday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Centenary University’s David and Carol Lackland Center.

The program will concentrate on using evidence-based practices to create equitable experiences in literacy instruction.

Program highlights include:

  • Strategies that empower educators to use evidence-based instructional approaches and including engaging and diverse texts
  • Breakout sessions presented by engaging speakers working at the forefront advancing literacy
  • A joint keynote speech about literacy instruction building on the ILA’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through literacy instruction, presented by Kia Brown-Dudley, MA, current Board President of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and Dr. Kenneth Kunz, immediate Past Board President of ILA

Dr. Lexis McCoy, director of the sponsoring program at Centenary University said: “Conference participants will be able to take away a plethora of information regarding high-quality literacy instruction and insights from two internationally known experts from the International Literacy Association. Being able bring this new learning back to their school districts is a wonderful gift to the community.”

New Jersey educators will earn 5.5 hours of professional development by attending the conference.

To register, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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