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Mohali, India

Conversation with Pam Allyn - Motivational Speaker, Author

15 Dec

2011 01:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 59 minutes

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This webinar is hosted in English

Dr. Nellie Deutsch in coversation with Pam Allyn

Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Pam Allyn
Pam Allyn


About Pam Allyn

Pam Allyn, an American literacy expert and author, is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children's rights as readers, writers and learners. She is also the Executive Director and founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement. She is the author of the acclaimed and award-winning "What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child and All The Best Times To Read Them (Penguin Avery)." Her most recent books are "Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives (Scholastic) " and "Your Child’s Writing Life (Penguin Avery)."

Pam is widely known as a motivational speaker advocating literacy as a human right for all. She promotes global literacy among children, teachers as well as parents. Her personal quest to bring literacy to every child stems from a deeper desire to bring dignity to every child, and to empower children to read and write powerfully, effectively and with passion in ways that will change their worlds and the worlds of others. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, The Huffington Post and published in The New York Times.

Allyn received the James Patterson Page Turner Award for excellence in bringing literacy to underserved populations and has also received a Disney Points of Light Foundation Award for her work bringing books and literacy to children. In May 2007 The Children's Village presented Allyn with its Legacy of Service Award for bringing books and reading to children.

Pam is on the the Advisory Boards of the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement, James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead, Penguin Publishing’s We Give Books and the Millennium Cities Initiative Social Sector.

Eunice Louie, founder eBay-PayPal Parents Network, states:

"Pam Allyn’s presentation gave our members great tips and ideas on how to engage boys in reading. She’s a dynamic speaker who added personal anecdotes that made her presentation resonate with working parents. From the best time of day for kids to read, to suggestions on the different kinds of books kids should be exposed to, Pam showed parents how they can create an environment and rituals at home that will nurture a love for reading that will last a lifetime."

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About Nellie

Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist.

About the Host

WizIQ Conversations

WizIQ Conversations

Mohali, India

Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.

Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.

href="http://www.nelliemuller.com/WebQuestsbyNellieDeutsch.htm">WebQuests, Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, blogs, social networks, and wikis. She follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (

Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator.  She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.