P.U.L.S.E.: Practice-Based Updates for Literacy Strategies and Education

New Beginnings

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
9 a.m. - 2.p.m.

Register now!

Connecting work-based foundational skills to success for adult learners in the classroom and the workplace is the focus of the seventh annual P.U.L.S.E. Adult Education Conference hosted by the Wayne State University Harris Literacy Program.

The online conference highlights research-based best practices in adult education and literacy training. Session topics include:

  • Microsoft tools for inclusive classrooms
  • Using trauma-informed teaching to support students
  • Pathways to literacy for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Creating a "circle of truth" in the classroom
  • Better understanding our undocumented community
  • Who is right for workforce training?
Marquita Chamblee
     Marquita Chamblee

Keynote speaker Marquita Chamblee is the associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Wayne State. She leads efforts that advance diversity and inclusion across campus and into the broader community. This involves collaborating with students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni as well as community partners across the Detroit metro area. Her office supports student success efforts, promotes intercultural skill development, enhances faculty and staff diversity, and strengthens leadership accountability for diversity and institutional equity.

Dr. Chamblee has spent her 30-plus year career in higher education, during which she has engaged with and served a broad constituency of students - from high school to Ph.D. candidates - as well as collaborating with and supporting staff, faculty, administrators, and trustees at a variety of institutions. 

She received her Ph.D. and master's from Penn State University, and her bachelor's degree from Purdue University.

Registration is $30. You will receive a link to the conference after you register.

SCECH credits are available in education and social work for an additional fee.

Questions? Email Sonia Eckerman, Harris Literacy Program manager, at Sonia.Eckerman@wayne.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you to P.U.L.S.E. 2021!