The Many Colors of Literacy: Exploration of the Adolescent Experience

The Many Colors of Literacy: An Exploration of the Adolescent Experience

The poster session, titled, “The Many Colors of Literacy: An Exploration of the Adolescent Experience,” was sponsored by the NIU Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL), and the Latino Resource Center (LRC).

High school and undergraduate students presented posters on their experiences with literacy learning. The posters depicted the students as researchers in their own educational history and served to teach NIU faculty and staff about what the students view as best methods for teaching literacy. 

Dr. Joe Magliano, Director of CISLL, stresses the benefits and uniqueness of having high school and undergraduate students present their findings.

“This event reflects the central mission of CISLL. It provides a wonderful and unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to learn from what these students have to tell us about their literacy experiences. Perhaps more importantly, this event gives these students a chance to learn about themselves and to share their insights with others, and I believe that will be a profoundly empowering experience.”

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