University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Lauren Freedman


Throughout her 45-year career, Lauren Freedman has been passionate about the role self-efficacy plays in how children use literacy as a tool for learning. She actively promotes inclusive learning environments that provide equity and promote building communities of learners. She is professor emerita in literacy studies at Western Michigan University where she taught undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of content literacy and literacy development. Prior to teaching at WMU, she taught middle school language arts and social studies for 20 years in Tucson. After retiring from WMU, she served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Trustees.  

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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