7th Annual Literacy Symposium. Lovell was invited to speak about using Mark Twain: Words & Music, a spoken word/musical CD tribute to Mark Twain that she co-produced last fall, as the centerpiece for teaching informative text and expository writing while addressing the Common Core State Standards for language arts. The standards have been adopted in 46 states including Illinois. Lovell drafted a unit of study and shared strategies with educators that emphasized the importance of integrating curriculum, designing lessons that are personal, meaningful, and relevant to students, and engaging in creative teaching.Quincy University Associate Professor of Education, Cindy Lovell, Ph.D., was a featured speaker at the University of Arkansas for the
Lovell also serves as the executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and frequently uses Mark Twain's life and works as a model for educators. She recently presented a workshop entitled "Perspectives on Diversity" for the Hannibal School District that included Twain's shifting views on diversity as he gained new life experiences. In July, Lovell will co-direct two week-long teacher workshops at the museum. Quincy University will offer graduate credits for the workshops, which focus on teaching The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain's most frequently read works.