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What does it look like to support teachers as professionals and improve families' knowledge about the literacy learning of children? Teaching our youngest children to read and write is a complex process.

This talk challenges the notion that there is one simple solution to effective reading instruction. Patricia Paugh, Ph.D., will invite the audience to consider an expanded view of literacy education. This emerges from a full investigation of reading scholarship that spans dimensions: learning codes, reading with purpose, developing confidence and competence, and engaging with texts as critical readers and writers. Patricia will argue that, in the world of schooling, an intersection of instruction that honors the linguistic and cultural knowing of children and the science(s) of reading is what leads to literate citizens being prepared to contribute to the social good.  PDPs available! Register today.

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Please join us for a reception in the May Hall atrium immediately following the talk. 

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About the Speaker

Patricia Paugh

Patricia Paugh, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches literacy methods courses and is graduate program director for elementary education. Pat’s scholarship is centered on issues of critical and disciplinary literacy in early childhood and elementary education primarily through collaborative research with teachers in urban classrooms. She is the author of "Learning to be Literate: More than a Single Story."

About the Graduate & Professional Studies Speaker Series

This professional development speaker series is designed for students and working professionals interested in enhancing their business skill set. It is offered in conjunction with Stonehill College master’s degree programs in Data Analytics, Education and Marketing.

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