• Literacy Symposium 2014

    Friday, October 17, 2014
    8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Monmouth University

    Each year the School of Education holds a Literacy Symposium for area teachers and administrators, Monmouth graduate students and undergraduate students, teacher candidates, and School of Education alumni. The day’s schedule includes an invited keynote speaker, well-known in a specific topic related to education, and a featured author. In addition, participants select a morning and an afternoon workshop in which education issues are discussed and innovative ideas for teaching are shared. A complete listing of Symposium workshops can be found here.

    Professional development credits are awarded to participants who attend the Symposium.

    For more information about the Symposium, please contact soesymposium@monmouth.edu or 732-571-7518.

    **Registration for this year's Symposium is open from Monday, September 1, 2014 until Monday, October 13, 2014.**

    Keynote Speaker

    Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture; University of Michigan

    Nell Duke

    Dr. Nell Duke

    Dr. Nell Duke is a professor of literacy, language, and culture; faculty associate in the combined program of education and psychology at the University of Michigan; and a member of the International Reading Association Literacy Research Panel. Duke's work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include development of informational reading and writing in young children, comprehension development and instruction in early schooling, and issues of equity in literacy education. Duke is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association Early Career Award, the Literacy Research Association Early Career Achievement Award, the International Reading Association Dina Feitelson Research Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award, and the International Reading Association Outstanding Dissertation Award. She has taught pre-service, in-service, and doctoral courses in literacy education; speaks and consults widely on literacy education; and is an active member of several literacy-related organizations.

    Featured Author


     Marty Dalton

    Marty S. Dalton

    Marty S. Dalton is a spoken word poet and novelist from Chicago, IL. His first book of poetry, Oh, Sleepur!, debuted as Amazon's #1 best-selling poetry book. With hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, his spoken word has also been featured nationally on NPR and Moody Radio. His first novel, Captain Tomahawk and the Sky-Lion, has been called: "Kryptonite to despair." is a steampunk adventure with a poetic metaphor that sets it apart as the anti-Y/A-Y/A story-where innocence is not lost, but found.

    As a graduate from The University of South Dakota earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies & Film, Marty was also trained at The Second City, the world's premier comedy club/theatre and school of improvisation in Chicago, IL. He recently became a Category Manager at Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC and prior to this worked as a Product Analyst for Follett School Solutions. You can learn more about Marty on his website, www.anthempoet.com where he posts his latest written and spoken variations.