May 6, 2024
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, May 6, 2024 — 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 7th, from 8:30 am to 3 pm in the University’s David and Carol Lackland Center.

Program highlights:

  • Strategies that empower educators to use evidence-based instructional approaches and include engaging and diverse texts
  • Breakout sessions presented by engaging speakers working at the forefront to advance 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. Kenneth Kunz

Kia Brown-Dudley

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 to 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.

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Centenary University offers extraordinary learning opportunities that empower students to develop intellectually, emotionally, and interculturally—keys to career and personal success. Under the leadership of President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., the University aspires to advance its reputation as a world class institution offering innovative programs, including the world’s first Master of Arts in Happiness Studies, to lift the future for our students and local communities.

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