Date: October 23, 2008
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Education Students Promote Literacy
Westville – Purdue University North Central students enrolled in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs will work to promote literacy through events on campus and in area schools.
In the spirit of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration, PNC students will participate in the Indiana Reading Professors and Kappa Delta Pi Regional Conference “Live the Lincoln Legacy – READ” Poster Session on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 02.
Professionals, area college Education students and families from throughout Northern Indiana are invited to attend. The posters produced by the PNC students will present creative and innovative teaching ideas to use with Abraham Lincoln children's books that educators may adapt for use with their students. PNC students will provide informational brochures and will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas. This event is free and open to the public.
PNC Education students have been invited to be a part of the Michigan City Area Schools Literacy Family Events to collaborate with area teachers in developing activities that promote literacy for all.
The first of several 2008-09 Literacy Family Events will be Oct. 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Oct. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. PNC Education students will be in eight of the nine Michigan City elementary schools during parent-teacher conferences for this Family Literacy Event . Again in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration, PNC students have designed presentation boards that concentrate on an Abraham Lincoln children's book that presents information on life skills that are essential for children, such as cooperation, integrity, courage and problem solving. The PNC students will be handing out informational flyers to parents which will highlight ideas to promote literacy through activities they can share with their children. Another handout will detail the life skills that were presented in an Abraham Lincoln book. To further encourage reading, books will be available for parents to take home for their children to enjoy.