2013 Hot Topics in Literacy Conference
Saturday, October 5
8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Sage Hall, Room 1210 - UW Oshkosh
Sponsored by the Department of Literacy and Language (formerly the Department of Reading)
Registration (includes lunch)
Undergraduate/Graduate Students: $40
Teachers / Administrators: $75
School District Team Special: Send 4 people from the same district for the price of 3!
One registration fee of $225 will be needed, along with the four attendee's names
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gay Ivey
Dr. Ivey is the Tashia F. Morgridge Chair in Reading at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former middle school reading specialist, she received her Ph.D. in Reading Education at the University of Georgia and held faculty positions at Rutgers University, the University of Maryland at College Park, and James Madison University before joining the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison in August 2012.
Dr. Ivey's research centers on engaged reading and the social contexts that support it, particularly for inexperienced readers. The author of several books, she has published a range of articles in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Educational Leadership, Voices from the Middle, and Phi Delta Kappan.
Breakout session topics will include:
- New this year! Three sectionals related to science and literacy
- Meaningful implementations of the Common Core
- Adolescent literacy
- Literacy instruction for all learners
- What's new in children's literature
- Literacy in the content areas: 6-12
- Literacy coaching basics
A complete list of breakout session topics will be published at a later date.
One-credit graduate level course
A one-credit graduate level course is being offered in conjunction with the conference. Interested persons must register and pay for the course independently of registering and paying for the conference. The class, Rdg. 764 (271) #60959, requires attendance at three sessions: Friday, October 4, 5-8 p.m. at the conference all day Saturday October 5; and another subsequent class meeting later in the semester (to be determined by the group).
The tuition/cost for the 1-credit class is $212 and will be billed to participants by the University’s Student Accounts department. This $212 tuition fee is in addition to the Conference registration fees.
Registration for the 1-credit course is done online through the Titan Web registration system.
Contact the Department of Literacy and Language at (920) 424-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.