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How Literacy in the Home and at School Can Transform Us All: The Stories We Tell, the Stories We Live
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Pam Allyn, Author, Education Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of Dewey; and Malcolm Mitchell, Author, and CEO of Share the Magic Foundation
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In this edWebinar, Pam Allyn, renowned author and social impact innovator, and Malcolm Mitchell, Super Bowl superstar, reading hero, and author of bestselling children’s books, bring us together in these changing times to talk about what anchors us, gives us wings, and makes all possible—the role that books, stories, and literacy itself play in our lives and the lives of all children.
They talk about what it really means to help every child and teen (it is always possible at any age, as Malcolm will show us) engage in the process of becoming a super reader and how fatherhood, motherhood, teaching and leading can illuminate the deepest of bonds between parent, school, child, and teacher. All this matters now more than ever before.
Join us for an hour of inspiration, wisdom, and practical strategies for building lives of literacy for every child and teen at home and at school. This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders of all grade levels.
About the Presenters
Pam Allyn is a renowned author and education entrepreneur. Her books include Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell. The second edition of ECASR (Scholastic) is set to be released in the spring. She is the creator of World Read Aloud Day and LitCamp, two programs that have scaled nationally and globally. Pam is the founder of LitWorld, and now Dewey, centered on the power of families.
Malcolm Mitchell is the CEO of Share the Magic Foundation, whose mission is to unlock the potential of young lives through literacy. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in communications, Malcolm was drafted by the New England Patriots, becoming a Super Bowl champion in 2017. Among his numerous accomplishments both on and off the field, he considers discovering a love of reading his greatest achievement, although as a youngster, reading had been a challenge. Malcolm has authored and published several children’s books including The Magician’s Hat and My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, created a youth literacy initiative called Read with Malcolm, and established the Share the Magic Foundation to transform lives through literacy. Malcolm is a two-time recipient of the Children’s Author of the Year award by the Georgia Writers Association, and a Scholastic book author. In 2017, Malcolm was honored at The Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future for his contributions to American youth and is also the recipient of the Pinnacle Award from The International Dyslexia Association. Malcolm is an advisory board member at Dewey.
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