The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy (CLL) has focused on supporting children’s literacy development since 1964. The CLL’s mission has been to improve literacy instruction in Nevada through teacher education and literacy services to children and adults. Most recently led by Dr. Donald Bear, the CLL has consistently tutored children in grades 1-6 who have difficulties learning to read, write, and spell. After years of service to the CLL and the Northern Nevada area, Dr. Bear took a faculty position at Iowa State University.
Julie Pennington, Ph.D. has stepped in as the director of the CLL along with the literacy faculty, Diane Barone, Ph.D., Cynthia Brock, Ph.D., and Dianna Townsend, Ph.D. Dr. Pennington has fourteen years of teaching experience (K-6), was an intervention reading teacher for five years and her research focuses on teacher literacy knowledge. She is facilitating the Center’s work with the literacy faculty as they are currently working together in the Center reviewing and revising the CLL’s goals and outreach.
The tutoring program is undergoing changes. The enrollment period will begin on January 14th and end on February 1st. Please make sure you visit our website to access the registration forms and information. Tutoring slots fill up fast so please be sure to register quickly.
Next spring tutoring courses will be taught by Dr. Cynthia Brock and Dr. Julie Pennington. Dr Brock's section (Monday/Wednesday) will focus on tutoring students in grades 4-8. Dr. Pennington's section (Tuesday/Thursday) will focus on tutoring students in grades K-3.
Please check back here on the website for additions and changes.