Okay, I admit it…and some of you know it, I went to Judson University…when it wasn’t on the map, I went when it wasn’t even accredited yet, I went when we got a dual certificate in education with another institution, I went when it was more like a summer camp than a university. But did I ever blog about how I loved summer camp? I loved Judson. One thing that has never changed, however, is the strength of the education department. But now, 36 years later, Dr. Layne has literally put Judson on the map of the United States of America.
Dr. Layne, also a graduate (let’s just say at least…about a decade after me) and is a writer of YA novels, fabulous picture books….and now has a professional book that you do not want to miss- Ignighting a Passion for Reading. Steve has developed a strong Master in Literacy program and is in the final rounds of creating Judson’s first Doctoral program in literacy. The strength of our program, however, are the teachers themselves and the community that is developed between the faculty and students. I can’t say enough about these fabulous students that we have had the last five years…many of whom have published in nationally recognized professional journals. It is not a program for the faint of heart. It is a program for the – shall I say it? the ‘slicer type’.
Literacy in Motion is our yearly conference and this year Ruth Ayres will be one of the featured speakers…how exciting is that? Those of you participating in the ‘slice’ challenge could even have the opportunity to be in the same room with her, wow. That would be quite an opportunity and how great would it be if we could meet more ‘slicers’!!!!
Of course…CPDU’s are given 🙂
Here’s the conference link: Literacy in Motion
Snip, snap…this one is a shout out!