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JU School of Education presents reading education conference Feb. 1

Parents, educators and community members are invited to a JU School of Education Celebrating Teachers Celebrating Reading conference being held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 on campus.

The conference is open to anyone interested in learning how K-12 teachers engage children in various reading experiences.

(A .pdf of the full program and schedule is below.)

Dr. Donna Ogle, creator of K-W-L, and K-12 teachers will offer breakout sessions on many important literacy topics. The conference will also announce the launch of the JU-SOE online M.Ed in Reading Education degree program and other ways non-degree seeking students can study the important field of reading education.

Come spend all or part of the day to learn how educators make important differences in children’s reading experiences.

A full advisory with all the details for what’s going on and how to attend is below:


Celebrating Teachers Celebrating Reading

What: Celebrating Teachers Celebrating Reading Conference. This daylong event will feature leading local teachers sharing the latest K-12 teaching methods and strategies, and include specifics on the April 2014 launch of JU’s new online Master of Education in Reading Education program.

When: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

Where: JU Davis College of Business, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, Fla.

Who: The event is open to educators and anyone in the community interested in gaining an inside look at how classroom teachers engage children in the critical area of reading.

Keynote speaker Dr. Donna Ogle, a professor in the Reading and Language Department of the National-Louis University, created the renowned K-W-L (What we Know, What we Want to Know and What we Learned) teaching strategy, which is widely used across North America. Full bios of the keynote and session speakers are included in the attached program.

Why: In today’s K-12 education world, it is critical that teachers share their expertise and talents in making differences for children’s reading outcomes beyond standardized test scores. Additionally, the conference will focus on the importance of reading instruction and the field of reading education because teacher expertise in this skilled area is what makes differences in children’s literacy futures. Details of the launch of JU’s new Master’s Degree in Reading Education program, whose first cohort begins this summer, will be offered to attendees.

To better support private-, public- and community-based efforts to help children with reading, JU plans to become a reading instruction hub and support system for teachers who want to study reading and learn more about the reading process, reading development, and effective reading instructional strategies.

Cost: $10

More information/registration: Visit www.ju.edu/ctc, contact JU’s Graduate Admissions at aga@ju.edu or call (904) 256-7811. Register by Jan. 30. For more information about  JU’s new Master’s Degree in Reading Education, visit http://www.ju.edu/soe/programs/masters-in-reading-program.php.