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KDSL Blog Talk Radio will talk with people and organizations working locally, domestically, and globally on innovative work related to education. The next show will be on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 12noon EST with Pam Allyn. Pam is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating for reading and writing as human rights that belong to all people. Her personal quest to bring literacy to every child stems from a deeper desire to bring dignity to every child, and to empower children to read and write powerfully, effectively and with passion in ways that will change their worlds and the worlds of others. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and in The New York Times.??Pam is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, and is also the Executive Director and founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement. She is the author of the acclaimed and award-winning "What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child-And All The Best Times To Read Them" (Penguin Avery) and the Complete Year Series (Scholastic), among other titles. Her most recent books are "Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives" (Scholastic), "Your Child’s Writing Life" (Penguin Avery), and "Be Core Ready: Powerful, Effective Steps to Implementing and Achieving the Common Core State Standards" (Pearson).??Pam is the 2012 Global Ambassador for Scholastic's Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life Campaign, she is on the English Language Arts Scope and Sequence Advisory Group for the New York City Department of Education, and the Advisory Boards of the Dream Charter School in Harlem, the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, and James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead.
This year, LitWorld is leading a full scale Stand Up for Girls worldwide campaign. They are rallying their network of literacy champions around the world to advocate for every girl’s right to a quality education. The campaign will culminate on October 11, 2012 with Stand Up for Girls events and online rallies sparked by their corps of champions, working together so that girls everywhere can be Fierce, Fearless and Free. Stand Up for Girls will shine a spotlight on the adversity that girls around the world face as they seek to fulfill their ideal learning lives. Please join us this week as we host members of the Litworld Organization to learn more about the Stand up for girls campaign and the steps necessary to cultivate literacy leaders worldwide through transformational literacy experiences that build connection, understanding, resilience and strength. LitWorld's Stand Up for Girls campaign advocates for every girl's right to a quality education. By learning to read and write, all girls in the world can protect themselves against poverty, poor health outcomes and lifelong struggle. Literacy is a skill that once learned, is hers forever. The Stand Up for Girls Pledge 'I pledge to add my voice to those championing the rights of girls around the world. I believe in each girl’s right to a quality education and in the power of lifelong learning. I will work to spread the word, create positive change in my own community, and provide opportunities for girls to recognize their potential to be co-creators of universal equality. I vow to speak out and stand up so that women and girls everywhere will be Fierce, Fearless, and Free.' Join the cause on 10.11.12. AV is on board! Are you?
Ruby Veridiano works for the non-profit Lit World. LitWorld joins together with teachers, parents, community members, and children to support the development of sustainable literacy practices across the world. LitWorld educates community members to become literacy leaders through easy-to-use programs and resources and creates access to print materials that will help all children learn to read and write. We believe that literate children will grow to be empowered, healthy and productive citizens. Their goal is universal literacy.
We'll be talking about plans for next week's World Read Aloud Day as well as some of the work they do with girls around the world.
To learn more: http://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday/
Co-hosts speak with Pam Allyn on working with kids for better literacy. She is the Executive Director of LitLife and LitWorld, organizations that bring quality literacy education to children and communities worldwide, and also the author of What to Read When (Penguin), a book for parents, teachers and caregivers, as well as the teachers' guide The Complete 4 for Literacy, and its accompanying suite, The Complete Year Series (Scholastic).
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