Annual Literacy Essentials Conference
Transforming Schools and Communities Through Literacy
Saturday, April 12, 2014


Alumni Hall/Student Center

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT




Keynote Speakers

      Ernest Morrell

     Timothy Rasinski



Conference Program

     Update 4/8/2014


Registration Form

Online Form

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Advocate for Reading

Professionals Award

Nomination Form






Past Conferences

     2013 Conference

     2012 Conference

     2011 Conference

     2010 Conference

     2009 Conference

     2008 Conference

     2007 Conference


Conference Sponsors

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     2011 Sponsors    

     2010 Sponsors    

     2009 Sponsors    



Welcome to the 8th Annual Literacy Essentials Conference at Central Connecticut State University! The theme of this years conference is Transforming Schools and Communities Through Literacy. We dedicate this conference to those who care deeply about all of our children and the future of schooling in America. Across the country, we have been experiencing an increase in organizing efforts by parents, communities, and youths to undertake the core issue of education reform how to create effective public schools that can serve all children well. The disparities in education underscore the need to push with renewed vigor for transforming schools and communities that reaches each child in every classroom. It is our hope that this conference will provide us with a context for the meeting of hearts and minds that can lead to developing our strong sense of professional citizenship.

            This years keynote speakers, Dr. Ernest Morrell and Dr. Timothy Rasinski, are both dynamic and inspiring speakers. They will raise further our consciousness and generate vigorous debate and conversations around what we can do, together, to transform schools and communities through literacy.

Enjoy the conference!




School of Education and Professional Studies / Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley Street New Britain, Connecticut 06050 / Phone: 860.832.2100 / Fax: 860.832.2109

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