The Child and Youth Network has been working collaboratively to raise awareness about the importance of literacy, and to engage parents, children, families and workplaces in taking action to improve literacy in London. Many events and activities that support literacy development and promote engagement in literacy activities have and will be taking place in our city in the coming weeks and months.
Last week, in commemoration of National Family Literacy Day (January 27th), we saw the community come together to celebrate literacy in a number of different ways, including an engaging presentation by Craig Alexander about the economics of literacy in our county, an event to showcase finalists and announce the winners of the Literacy Clicks Photo Contest and celebrations for children and families in a few different locations around the city.
Next week, on Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30-8:00 p.m., Dr. James Paul Gee, Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University will be at Museum London. The Cake is a Lie, but the Learning is Real, presented by Digital Extremes will feature a keynote presentation about video games and the next generation of literacy by Dr. Gee, as well as a panel discussion, networking and refreshments. To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-438-1721. For more information about this event, please see the attached flyer.