Annual Literacy in Motion Conference is June 20-23 | Judson University Christian College
Annual Literacy in Motion Conference is June 20-23

(ELGIN, IL – May 4, 2017) Judson University will host the ninth annual Literacy in Motion Conference Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, at the Creekside South Education Building (1151 N. State St., Elgin).

This annual conference welcomes educators from all over the world to hear and learn from speakers about instructional methods for elevating literacy for K-12 students. Educators who attend all four days can earn 18 PD hours, or enroll for graduate credit.

Dr. Steven Layne and a team of literacy faculty direct the conference with a tremendous amount of help from their graduate students.

“What makes Literacy in Motion different than other educational conferences is the ‘motion!’ Every day is uniquely different in design, participants have easy access to speakers because we take a limited number of people, and we have a ton of fun,” Dr. Layne stated. “Every year, we hear from teachers how we recharge and refresh them at Judson, and we are so pleased to serve the educational community in this manner.”

Among the guest speakers this summer: educational consultant and author Dr. Mary Howard, who will open the conference on June 20 with a breakfast keynote address on how to sharpen focus on what we value; literacy and technology integration expert Pernille Ripp will lead the 4-12 Thought Leader workshop and discuss the five ways teachers can reimagine literacy; picture book author and illustrator Bob Shea will keynote a morning session on June 21 and lead a workshop on tapping into new ideas; endangered animal lover and writer Roland Smith will give a lunch keynote address on June 21 and will lead a workshop that explores the wild side of literacy; nonfiction author and educator Linda Hoyt will lead a workshop on June 22 to help teachers develop students’ organizational research skills; and author Terry Thompson will close out the conference on June 23 by sharing how comics and graphic novels can address comprehension, vocabulary and fluency in the classroom.

Registration for this conference is $330, with limited availability. Individuals interested in registering after Friday, June 9, should call 847-628-1105 to confirm space availability prior to registering. No on-site registrations will be possible for this event.

To view the conference schedule and register, visit

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