Registration open for 2015 Diverse Literacies Conference

Aug 18th, 2015Press Release from Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania. (Aug. 18, 2015) – Registration is now open for the 2015 Diverse Literacies Conference presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Lehigh Valley Writing Project. The conference will focus on “Teaching them ALL to read and write: What we know about what works” and takes place from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Richard L. Allington, a noted scholar in the literacy field, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Allington’s research focuses on reading and learning disabilities, and effective instruction in classroom settings. He is the author or co-author of 15 books and he has served as president of the National Reading Conference and the International Reading Association.

Dr. Allington will also offer a pre-conference dinner interactive session on “Summer Reading, some are not” from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Melt restaurant at The Promenade Shops in Center Valley.

The conference will feature demonstration workshops, research presentations, and poster discussions presented by teacher educators, local teachers of various grade levels and disciplines, and pre-service teachers. A continental breakfast and complete lunch is also included.

The early registration fee, which will be accepted until Sept. 18, is $59. Late and on-site registration is $69. Full-time students may attend for $30. On-site registration is limited. The pre-conference workshop is $35 and includes dinner.

To download a full conference schedule and registration form or to register online, visit For more information, contact Marisa Hockman at ude.uspnull@932klm or by calling 302-381-7266.

About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides a Penn State University education in a small campus setting that integrates individualized teaching, research, and dynamic community outreach. With its convenient location in Center Valley, traditional students and adult learners can choose from many options including bachelor’s and associate degree programs, and access to the nearly 160 academic programs offered by Penn State. In addition, the campus’ diverse Continuing Education and Outreach programs offer opportunities for professional development, business training, and youth programming. For more information, visit


Dennille Schuler
University Relations Writer, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Office: 610-285-5018
E-mail: ude.uspnull@28sjd

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