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2014 Annual Reading Conference at Kent State University


October 31, 2014
Kent Student Center


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THEME: "CREATIVITY IN THE COMMON CORE: Teaching the Standards with Imagination and Joy"

With all the presures facing teachers today, it is easy to get away from the true core of good teaching: helping all students to see the wonder in reading, writing and learning.  What do you do in your classroom that exemplifies this ideal?  To help bring the focus back to these core values, the sessions from this conference will show how teacher and student imagination and joy can be integrate into the teaching of the Reading and Writing Common Core State Standards.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DONALYN MILLER

Donalyn Miller has worked with a wide variety of upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fourth grade at O.A. Pterson Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas. In her poplar book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teachers and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Conalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and used this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn currently facilitates the community blog, The Nerdy Book Club and co-writes a monthly column for Scholastic's Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teachers, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.

 

STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

Theme: Internal Fear
OVER 200 STUDENT WRITING ENTRIES! WOW!

 TOP 3 FINALISTS' STORIES (coming soon)
    Grades 4-5
    Grades 6-8
    Grades 9-12

 

REGISTRATION

 

 ONLINE REGISTRATION    

$110   Conference fee
$40     Students (full time at KSU, AU, YSU, CSU)
Registration deadline MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014.  No same day registration. 

CONFEREE REPLACEMENTS/SUBSTITUTES please send an email to pd@kent.edu indicating the name of the substitute, the person they are replacing, plus school or school district. An email is required in case there are any questions.   

Can't attend?  For REFUND INFORMATION call 330-672-3100. 

PURCHASE ORDER REGISTRATION FORM (not for teacher scholarship registration).
For instructions, contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100

LUNCH

Pasta Primavera with fresh seasonal roasted vegetables tossed with light Alfredo sauce, garlic bread sticks, mixed baby green salad with choice of dressing, cobbler, and beverages.

Dietary Needs?  Contact pd@kent.edu after registering.

 

TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you teachers for applying!

 

PROGRAM OF THE DAY

 

Schedule of the Day

 

Breakout Session

 

Breakout Session Descriptions 

Breakout Session Handouts (coming soon)

 

                               Earn One Graduate Credit

GREAT READING IDEAS -  REGISTRATION FORM & INFORMATION

 

      + Registration deadline November 14, 2014
      + Earn 1 Kent State University Graduate Workshop Credit 
      + Cost $150, graded Satisfactory & Unsatisfactory

 

Conference contact for more information: Elizabeth Cochran pd@kent.edu 330-672-0538