Michigan AfterSchool Association Pam Allyn 2019 Keynote speaker

Pam Allyn is a leading literacy expert, author, and motivational speaker. She founded LitWorld, a groundbreaking global literacy movement serving children across the United States and in more than 60 countries, pioneering game-changing initaitives including LitCamp and World Read Aloud Day. Pam now serves as the Senior Vice President for Innovation at Scholastic Education.

Pam is the author of 26 books for educators, leaders and families on reading, writing, and quality learning. Her most recent book is Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell. Other books include Your Child’s Writing Life,  What To Read When and Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys.

Pam is featured widely in traditional press and on social media as an education expert for both home and school speaking to the power of education to open a world of possible for every child, everywhere. She is a Kellogg Foundation Fellow Alumni in Racial Equity and Healing and the recipient of the Teachers College Columbia University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018.

Pam will be speaking on:

The 7 Strengths Model for Success: Embracing and Using the Power of Social Emotional Learning and Literacy to Change Children’s Lives

Pam Allyn will share a powerful model for integrating social emotional learning and literacy best practices for after school and summer hours: all the times that matter most and where children and young adults can advance rapidly as learners, as readers, as writers and as strong, confident young people. With the 7 Strengths, Pam has built curriculum and best practices that support children at all levels of literacy learning to achieve their best goals and outcomes. In this session, Pam will share the ways we can use authentic texts and authentic writing experiences to help all children share their stories, read deeply and widely and engage with academic learning to profoundly improve achievement through deep and meaningful engagement with literacy.