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.
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).