New Jersey Literacy Consortium
2013-2014 Theme: Addressing the Common Core
The New Jersey Literacy Consortium, sponsored by the School for Global Education & Innovation at Kean University, provides a forum for educators interested in advancing best practices in literacy and in promoting literacy education that meets the needs of all students in a learner-centered and success-oriented environment.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Literacy Consortium will host author-experts at four separate full-day events. The morning session begins at 8:30 and is geared for district teams consisting of a supervisor and two teachers per district. The afternoon session is dedicated solely for supervisors and begins with lunch followed by a round table discussion with authors related to topics addressed during the morning session.
The Consortium is designed to build a New Jersey community of educators in literacy education that becomes a "voice" for best practice. This initiative is now in its 7th year and continues to be recognized as an effective model of professional learning in the area of literacy education.
2013-14 Literacy Consortium Dates and Authors
|October 30,2013:||Kylene Beers and Bob Probst|
|December 12, 2013:||Karen Caine|
|March 13, 2014:||Jo Anne Vasquez|
|May 29, 2014:||Jim Burke|
Please visit the consortium website for more details.
School for Global Education & Innovation
The SGEI provides ongoing professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators that support physical, online, virtual and remote 21st century learning environments and enable practitioners to engage in collaborative work, collegial inquiry, reflective practice and constant innovation in both local and global contexts.