Eugene Pitchford III

Concordia University

Changing the Culture of a School to Excel in Literacy

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.

The purpose of this session is to provide a meaningful examination of the relevant research, standards, and instruction related to particular aspects of the teaching of writing. A major focus encompasses task, purpose, and audience shaping instructional choices within genres and subgenres and use of technology tools.

This workshop will introduce a parent and child book club model that reinforces literacy across the curriculum.  Participants will actively engage in a variety of hands-on activities that they can share with parents to enrich and enhance children's at-home literacy experiences.

In this hands-on workshop, teachers will experience the Milwaukee Art Museum’s specially designed “Writing + Art’ tour. The tour introduces the Museum as a place of inspiration for writing. Teachers will explore writing and arts based exercises that they can implement at the Museum or in the classroom.

Gail Gray

The Little-Gray Schoolhouse

Word UP - Walls Down

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018.

​DON'T DELAY!

This workshop will introduce a parent and child book club model that reinforces literacy across the curriculum.  Participants will actively engage in a variety of hands-on activities that they can share with parents to enrich and enhance children's at-home literacy experiences.

Peter Jonas, Ph.D.  

Cardinal Stritch University

Brain-Based Literacy, Learning and Laughing

This workshop will introduce a parent and child book club model that reinforces literacy across the curriculum.  Participants will actively engage in a variety of hands-on activities that they can share with parents to enrich and enhance children's at-home literacy experiences.

This workshop will introduce a parent and child book club model that reinforces literacy across the curriculum.  Participants will actively engage in a variety of hands-on activities that they can share with parents to enrich and enhance children's at-home literacy experiences.

MILWAUKEE TEACHER EDUCATION CENTER

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Patricia Ellis, Ed.D.

Midwest Educational Services, LLC

Literacy is a Family Affair

Marci Glaus

Department of Public Instruction

Characteristics of Effective Writing Instruction

Debra Dosemagen, Ph.D.

Mount Mary University

Similes, Metaphors, Analogies: Creating Powerful (Playful!) Learning Experiences

Location:

Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy

6600 West Melvina Street

Milwaukee, WI

This workshop will introduce a parent and child book club model that reinforces literacy across the curriculum.  Participants will actively engage in a variety of hands-on activities that they can share with parents to enrich and enhance children's at-home literacy experiences.

Dr. Tequila Kurth & Timothy Montgomery

L.O.J. Education and Art Academy

Using Short Plays to Improve Literacy Skills

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Kantara Souffrant

Milwaukee Art Museum

Writing + Art: Arts Integrations Strategies for the Museum or the Classroom

Clarissa Calloway & Glenda Oatis - McMiller

Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy

Parent Engagement: Rev'em up, Get'em started!

All educators are required to be SUPERHEROS in the area of Literacy. In this session, participants will examine current literacy used in their classroom setting, determine which literacy are most effective, understand the components of the assessments given to students, and review how one school improved their literacy assessment scores.

All educators are required to be SUPERHEROS in the area of Literacy. In this session, participants will examine current literacy used in their classroom setting, determine which literacy are most effective, understand the components of the assessments given to students, and review how one school improved their literacy assessment scores.