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The East Central – EIU Reading Council is hosting its 12th Annual Literacy & Learning Conference on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Eastern Illinois University in Buzzard Hall. The Keynote Speaker is Maria Walther, https://mariawalther.com/. In her presentation, Peace, Joy, and Books, she will present techniques for fostering literate citizenship. Dr. David Purpura from Purdue University, https://hhs.purdue.edu/directory/david-purpura/, will be presenting a session about using dialogic reading to enhance children’s early math skills.

For more information, visit EIU’s website or contact Denise Reid at dereid@eiu.edu.