Binghamton University to host Literacy Conference
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will host the “2010 Literacy Conference” Thursday, April 15, at the Holiday Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton.
The conference, which is open to public librarians, school librarians, teachers, parents and others involved in childhood literacy education, costs $23 and includes lunch.
This event was made possible through a grant provided by State Senator Thomas W. Libous, “Literacy has always been a subject that’s very close to my heart. It’s the most powerful tool we can give our children and I’m glad we could bring this conference to Binghamton University.”
Speakers will discuss a wide array of literacy related topics such as connecting boys with books; visual thinking strategies; family reading partnership; serving homeschoolers in the library; how reading and writing children’s books come together, and literacy in a social world. A book signing will also be held for published speakers including children’s author Michael Sullivan, Linda Braun and local author Patricia Barnes-Svarney.
The first 150 librarians and teachers to register from the Senator’s district will be eligible for funding of up to $75 to support a substitute at their workplace for the day they attend a conference. The reimbursement will be made to the participant’s employer on completion of the conference.
This event is sponsored by State Senator Thomas W. Libous and the State of New York and co-sponsored by Binghamton University’s Libraries, the School of Education and the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach.
To register, call (607) 777-6857, or visit continuinged.binghamton.edu/literacy.