BU students demonstrate new reading center

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 24, 2014

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students will demonstrate the university’s new reading center Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. The demonstration between student tutors and children will take place in McCormick Center, room 2225, and is open to the public.

Also planned on Oct. 9 to kick off BU’s new Literary Institute are two lectures by Kelly Hastings, superintendent of Keystone Central School District. Hastings will speak about “10 Literacy Habits to Cultivate in Your Classroom – No Matter What You Teach!” at 1 p.m. in Kehr Union, multipurpose room, and on “Quick and Dirty Ways to Improve Literacy in Your School Today!” at 6 p.m. in Kehr Union Ballroom. The lectures are designed for BU students, faculty, teachers and administrators, as well as the public.

Hastings has conducted Literacy in the Content Areas training and led literacy professional development sessions at the elementary and secondary levels. She also worked with teachers and administrators to create a district-wide assessment system and provided professional support for teachers during development and implementation of new curriculum.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.