April is a great month for literacy.

At the Mount, on April 1, there is an ANYSEED Conference: Engaging Challenging Youth with Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Stop by Hudson Hall from 4 to 6 pm. Register by emailing Dr. Robert Michael at michaelr@newpaltz.edu.

On April 3, join us at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center for the Family Literacy Night from 5:30 to 7:30. Bring your family to hear Pat Edwards, an expert in family literacy, and Laconia Therrio, a professional storyteller. You can also participate in literacy centers such as Readers’ Theater, Science and Literacy, and more. Register at the Armory or drop in.

On April 5, join us for our annual Literacy Conference. Please see our conference page for registration details.

CELL Literacy Conference

Saturday, April 5, 2014 · 8 am · Hudson Hall

This year’s conference will draw attention to the ways families, communities, and schools meet the literacy needs of all students.

Pat Edwards

Keynote Presenter: Patricia A. Edwards
Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, a Distinguished Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, is an internationally recognized expert in literacy, with particular expertise in parent involvement, home, school, community partnerships, multicultural literacy, early literacy, and family/intergenerational literacy, especially among poor and minority children. Dr. Edwards served as the first African American President of the Literacy Research Association (2006-2007) and as President of the International Reading Association (2010-2011).