2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference
14. Language, Linguistic Diversity, and Literacy Achievement
Wednesday March 01, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center
For this session, the speaker will summarize decades of research on relations between language and literacy outcomes at various stages of development for children. The session will also focus on language diversity, in particular, nonmainstream dialects of American English. The speaker will detail empirical research findings on relations between nonmainstream dialect use and literacy achievement.
General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan at (610) 878-7224 or email@example.com