UMaine to host 8th annual Correll Early Literacy Conference on March 22

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development will host the 8th annual Correll Early Literacy Conference on Friday March 22 at Wells Conference Center.

This year’s theme is “Joyful Literacy! Supporting Children’s Interests to Bring Joy Back to Literacy Learning.” Workshops will focus on ways educators can help young children find their voices.

Timothy Reagan, dean of the College of Education and Human Development will give opening remarks, and Susan Bennett-Armistead, associate professor of literacy education and chair of the Correll Book Awards selection committee, also will deliver a speech.

The Correll Book Award winners will be announced at the conference, and the award-winning authors will Skype in to share remarks. The Correll awards recognize outstanding informational texts published for young children from birth to eight years old. The committee selects books in two categories: birth to three and ages four to eight.

The conference will run in two sessions, with a choice of three workshops offered during each session. For more information on the sessions and how to register, download the flyer below.

For more information: Susan Bennett-Armistead, susan.bennett-armistead@maine.edu.

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