Upcoming: Literacy Essentials Conference

6th Literacy Essentials Conference

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)

March 31, 2012

The conference is organized by the Department of Reading and Language Arts at CCSU and includes hands-on workshops, paper presentations, panel discussions, and research poster sessions.

Keynote Speaker, Yetta M. Goodman

Yetta Goodman is Regents Professor of Education at the University of Arizona and consultswith education departments and speaks at conferences throughout the United States and in many nations of the world regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language arts curricula.

Special guest, Kenneth S. Goodman.

Kenneth S. Goodman is Professor Emeritus, Language Reading and Culture, at the University of Arizona and is best known for developing the theory underlying the literacyphilosophy of whole language.  The luncheon speaker is Nancy Carlsson-Paige who is Professor Emerita at LesleyUniversity where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and founder of the University’s Center for Peaceable Schools.

This year’s conference theme is: “Data that count and data that really count: Focusing on the whole child”, which celebrates innovative visions of effective literacy curriculum, instruction and assessment that value all students, parents, teachers, educational staff, community leaders, and administrators who advocate for the kinds of transformative framework beyond mere test scores.

From the conference co-chairs: “In the past years we have had between 250 and 300 participants-teachers, administrators, graduate and undergraduate students, parents, reading specialists and literacy coaches, educational leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders interested in our children’s education in general and their literacy education in particular. We have had high caliber of speakers and presenters, including Timothy Rasinski, Richard Allington, David Berliner, Donald Leu, and authors Jacqueline Woodson and Bryan Collier.”

For more information, visit http://www.reading.ccsu.edu/LiteracyEssentialsConference/default.htm.

Registration Fees: Before February 1st, 2012: $60, After February 1st, 2012: $75, Undergraduate student: $45



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