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PULSE: Practice-Based Updates for Literacy Strategies and Education

Join the Wayne State University Harris Literacy Program and Reading Works for the 2017 PULSE conference, an interactive forum for practitioners in the field of adult literacy.

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

This full-day, holistic forum features keynote speaker Dr. Lennox McLendon, who has more than 30 years of adult education experience. He received his doctoral degree in adult education from Virginia Tech, holds a master's in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University and a bachelor's in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

McLendon began his career as a part-time teacher and over the years has taught ABE, GED, adult high school, and ESL. For six years he was a local adult education program manager. After his tenure at the local level, he spent a little over 10 years with the Virginia Department of Education as a regional consultant for 30 local adult education programs. For the next 12 years, he was state director of adult education in Virginia. His professional contributions during that time included chairing the National Coalition for Literacy; leadership roles with the national council of state directors; and advisory roles with partners such as the American Bar Association's Law and Literacy Initiative. From there, he became the executive director of the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium, which was incorporated in 1990 by state adult education directors and provides professional development, policy analysis, and dissemination of information to national audiences. In that role, he responded to the adult education information needs of Congress and White House staff members. In his retirement, he continues to facilitate professional development activities for adult education stakeholders across the country.

Morning and afternoon concurrent sessions will engage participants while exploring the research-based applications for adult literacy improvement.

8 a.m.         Registration and breakfast

8:30 a.m.    Welcome

8:45 a.m.    Keynote

10 a.m.       Concurrent workshops

11:40           Lunch

1 p.m.         Concurrent workshops

3:30 p.m.    Conclusion

For more information, call Naimah Wade at 313-577-READ; Reading Works at 313-962-6202; or visit readingworksdetroit.org.

Register now!