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Thursday, October 21 • 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Starting a One Book One Community/School Program: What? Why? How? LIMITED

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Community and school common read programs have increased in popularity over the years. Drawing on lessons learned from Hope College's Big Read program, this presentation will focus on best practices for organizing (and funding) common read programs and aligning chosen books across the grade levels to curriculum and school mission/goals.



Deborah VanDuinen

Professor of English, Hope College
Dr. Deborah Vriend Van Duinen is an Associate Professor of English Education at Hope College and the Director of the NEA Big Read Lakeshore, an annual month-long community-wide reading program that involves over 13,000 community members. Her research interests include adolescent literacy... Read More →


Mikaela Geers

West Side Christian School

Thursday October 21, 2021 1:50pm - 2:50pm EDT
Science 224