University of Maryland Baltimore County has invited us (that means you!) to join their event on 8 September at 3pm UK time.
Proclaimed by UNESCO in 1966, International Literacy Day (ILD) is commemorated annually on the 8th of September to raise awareness about the essential role of literacy in human development.
ILD 2020 focuses on ‘literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’, drawing attention to how the global public health crisis exacerbates existing educational challenges and inequalities. Panelists will discuss their research-based work on effective ways to foster literacy development, highlighting a range of interdisciplinary and collaborative initiatives that involve teachers, schools, and communities in shaping equitable spaces for learning.
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Francis M. Hult, PhD Introduction: Sustainable Literacy
Keisha McIntosh Allen, EdD Just Teaching: Engaging Racial
Literacy During Distance Learning and COVID-19
Jennifer Mata-McMahon, EdD How a Dual Language
Program is Supporting Biliteracy for ELLs in a Baltimore City
Kindel Nash, PhD The Children Come Full: Toward
Culturally Sustaining Literacy Practices in Urban Communities
Tracy Irish, PhD STEM Literacy: Integrating Content across
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Cross
Cutting Concepts, Collaboration, and Communication to
Develop Informed Citizens
Jiyoon Lee, PhD A Collaborative Approach to Language
Assessment Literacy Development in the Midst of COVID-19
Mavis G. Sanders, PhD Promoting Early Literacy Through
Research-Practice Partnerships: The Role of UMBC’s Sherman
Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities