Culver-Stockton hosts Technology and the Young Adult Reader
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
CANTON, Mo. Ė Culver-Stockton College will host Technology and the Young Adult Reader Monday, March 19 beginning at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Educators, students and community members are invited to attend this free event focused on how emerging technology is impacting young adult readers. The event will include a round table discussion with C-SC alumni Kathleen March í89 and Traci Mosby Ď97.
Kathleen March graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1989 and is recognized authority on literature for young people and literacy advocate. Through her work with Andersonís Bookshop in Downers Grove, Ill., she hosts Teacher Open Houses twice a year to introduce educators to the newest and best in childrenís literature. In addition, March is on Andersonís Mock Newbery Evaluating Committee and is a regular presenter at the annual Andersonís Young Adult Conference in the fall and at the annual Andersonís Childrenís Breakfast in the winter.
Traci Mosby graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1997; she went on to earn a masterís degree in reading and literacy from Capella University. Mosby currently works in the Lewis County C-1 School District. Her teaching credits include junior high science, third grade, and Title I Reading. In addition, Mosby has served as a literacy coach for two years. Mosby is now pursuing a doctorate in reading and literacy.
Technology and the Young Adult Reader is offered as part of Culver-Stockton Collegeís Academic and Culture Events program, which is intended to broaden studentsí academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought. This event is free and open to the public.
The Technology and the Young Reader event corresponds with activities planned in conjunction with Culver-Stocktonís Education Week for current students. Highlights of the week include traveling to the Missouri Job Opportunities in Education fair in Columbia, Mo., an IPad forum with administrators from Quincy Notre Dame High School, and a question and answer session for first year teachers.
For more information on Technology and the Young Reader or C-SCís Education Week events, please contact the Education Division at (573) 288-6471.
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