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Shepherd’s Department of Education to host conference April 20

By Staff | Mar 15, 2013

Shepherd University’s Department of Education and the Jefferson County Reading Association will host a half-day Literacy Leaders Conference for the tri-state area on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shepherd’s Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium and classrooms.

The conference will include keynote speaker Clayton Burch, executive director of West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Early Learning, who will present the “The Common Core and You;” breakout sessions “Fish Tails: Project-based Learning in the Middle School Classroom,” “Vocabulary Building: Every Class, Everywhere,” “Take It Home: Encouraging Family Literacy,” “The Common Core in the PreK Classroom,” “Text Complexity,” “Comprehension: The Heart of Reading”; a hands-on activity focused on vocabulary, comprehension and writing; a poster session; and book donation through Kappa Delta Pi: Literacy Alive.

Three graduate professional development (EDPD 699, Section 09) credits, as well as continuing education hours are being offered. For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/graduate-studies/EDPD-literacy-leaders.pdf or contact LeAnn Johnson at ljohnson@shepherd.edu.

Preregistration is $10 (fees are waived for area teachers and college students who preregister) and walk-ins are $20. For more registration information or to sign-up for the poster session by April 10, visit JCWVReads.org.