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Moravian Announces 7th Annual AR Conference

posted May 7, 2013, 1:51 PM by Joseph Shosh   [ updated May 7, 2013, 1:54 PM by Margaret Riel ]

BETHLEHEM, PA-MAY 7, 2013 – The Moravian College Department of Education invites ARNA members to participate in the College’s 7th Annual Action Research Conference and Graduate Education Symposium on Saturday, June 1 at its Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem.


The theme of the all-day event is “Sustaining the Passion to Teach.” The conference brings together students, faculty and educators as they explore how diversity, social justice and technology converge in the 21st century classroom. 


Linda Christensen, editorial board member of Rethinking Schools and Director of the Oregon Writing Project, will give the day’s keynote address. Linda’s current research is focused on building academic confidence with struggling readers and writers. Linda taught high school English Language Arts and worked as an English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist for over thirty years in Portland, Oregon.  She the author of several books, including, Reading, Writing and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word, and Teaching for Joy and Justice: Re-Imagining the Language Arts Classroom. Christensen’s keynote address is made possible by a grant from the Moravian College Arts and Lectures Committee.

In addition to the keynote speaker, the conference will include a series of teacher action research panel discussions, breakout sessions and poster sessions where graduate education alumni and distinguished action research guests, including Dr. Lonnie Rowell, ARNA chair, will share their research.

Registration materials and additional program information are available online at Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are included in the cost of registration. Act 48 continuing education credit provided, pending final approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Moravian’s action research conference is the final event in a year-long thematic series of College programming focused on sustainability. Speakers including Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Winona LaDuke, Dr. Bridgette Brawner, and Dr. Julian Agyeman have given lectures in this series.


For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Shosh, Chair, Department of Education, at or 610-861-1482.