WVDE Reading Research Symposium To Be Held March 18-20, 2002

December 27, 2001

State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart has announced the West Virginia Department of Education Reading Research Symposium will be held on March 18-20, 2002 at the Charleston Marriott. The purpose of the symposium is to introduce educators, community organizations, government, and business to current reading research. Understanding and implementing reading research in the teaching of reading is crucial to fulfilling state Board of Education Goal Two: Teaching All Children To Read.  

Highlights of the three day symposium will include keynote and featured speakers, 28 concurrent sessions, book talks, and an education marketplace. Confirmed keynote and featured speakers include State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart, Deputy Superintendent William Luff, Phyllis Hunter (Texas Reading Initiative), Janet Allen (author of middle school instructional reading material), Beverly Eisele (classroom management), Chryse Hutchins (contributor to Mosaic of Thought and I Read It, But I Donít Get It), Carol Lyons (brain research), David Denton (Southern Regional Education Board), and J. Richard Gentry (The Literacy Map K-3 and 4-6).  

Registration is limited to 450 participants. Participants are responsible for lodging and travel. The WVDE will provide materials, breakfast, break, and lunch. There is no registration fee. The registration deadline is January 30. For registration information visit the WVDE Reading For All website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/reading/

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