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The ALISE 2016 Conference theme of “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation” celebrates the far reaching impact of Eliza T. Dresang’s work. The conference welcomes contributions that explore inclusive practices and innovative strategies in teaching and research, with special interest for Cultural Diversity, Digital Societies, Intellectual Freedom, Social Justice and International Resources.

Our logo for the conference is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. This is a great symbol of radical change and transformation. Although the caterpillar and the butterfly exist in the same environment, each has its own perception and understanding of the world. As the caterpillar prepares for transformation, it must build the chrysalis, which acts as protection and change agent. When the radical change is completed, the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis into a new world, one of amazing potential and opportunity. The radical transformation and change allows the caterpillar to move beyond its small environment as a beautiful butterfly excited and ready to see and learn about its brave new world. 

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Wednesday, January 6 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Session 2.5 B Juried Paper: Camp Read-a-Rama: Fully Engaged Literacy Learning

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Camp Read-a-Rama, a summer day camp based in South Carolina for 4 to 11 year olds, uses children’s books as the springboard for all other camp activities. For six summers, camp has provided children fully-engaged fun while offering themed literacy immersion experiences that turn “summer slide” into “summer stride.” This three-year research study found a statistically significant difference in pre and post testing designed to determine whether camp helped to improve campers’ attitudes toward reading and literature.  The pairing of hands-on learning with reading also positively impacted their literacy.


Clayton Copeland

Faculty, School of Library & Information Science, USC
Dr. Clayton Copeland is on faculty with the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science and serves as director of LLEAD, the school's Laboratory for Leadership in Equity of Access and Diversity. Dr. Copeland's research focuses upon equity of access to... Read More →

Michelle H Martin

University of South Carolina, United States of America

Kayla Washington

University of South Carolina, United States of America

Wednesday January 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Clarendon (Mezzanine)

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