Conference topics:

  • Literacy as a social justice issue
  • Engaging families around literacy
  • Addressing the need of the struggling scholar
  • Addressing the need of the gifted & talented scholar
  • Technology integration
  • Reading + Writing Connection
  • Plus much more.....

Conference objectives include:

  • To support educators taking charge of their individual professional growth
  • To provide an opportunity for continuous growth in the development of educators in literacy at various entry points of the education arena
  • To respond to the professional development needs expressed by leadership in area schools
  • To connect and collaborate with new and established colleagues across programs, sectors and grade levels

The literacy challenge confronting children, their families, and schools in the United States has two parts. The first is the universal need to better prepare students for twenty first-century literacy demands. The second is the specific need to reduce the disparities in literacy outcomes between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more privileged homes (Murane, Sawhill and Snow, 2012).

This symposium will provide workshop sessions that present best practices, research, theory, concepts, and technology to help educators prepare for tackling the literacy challenge.

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Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy, 6600 West Melvina Street, Milwaukee, WI​



Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 at 12 noon