The Florida Gulf Coast University College of Education Annual Literacy Festival is the only university-sponsored literacy festival in the state of Florida. Every year it connects children's and young adult authors and illustrators with over 2000 students from regional Title I schools. The College of Education purchases participating authors’ books and distributes them regionally before the event. Every student receives a book! College of Education teacher candidates visit classrooms to study the participating authors and integrate their books into the curriculum across their disciplines. The day of the FGCU COE Literacy Festival features author book signings, interactive workshops with authors, digital literacy, and STREAM activities.
5th Annual FGCU College of Education Literacy Festival
Friday, February 4th 2022
FGCU Library Lawn
Everyone Gets a Book
Over 6,000 books distributed to Title I students in the Southwest Florida region.
Making an Impact
Connecting over 2000 Regional Title I students with authors and illustrators every year.
Promoting Digital Literacy
Educational STEAM related digital activities using augmented and virtual reality technology.