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Case for Authentic Literacy

Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children. Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. in a riveting webinar to explore strategies to help you support teachers’ classroom practices as they provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate literacy instruction and build the foundation for lifelong literacy learning.

Participants will:

  • learn about fundamental knowledge their staff should have about literacy development
  • learn about specific practices their staff can use to promote children’s literacy development in developmentally appropriate ways
  • identify strategies for developing their staff’s capacity in early literacy

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Nell K. Duke, EdD, is a professor of literacy, language, and culture in the Combined Program of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. She studies early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Duke has also published extensively in the areas of literacy learning and reading instruction.