2014 Hot Topics in Literacy Conference

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Saturday, October 11
8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Sage Hall - UW Oshkosh

Sponsored by the Department of Literacy and Language
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Registration (includes lunch

Undergraduate/Graduate Students,  Reading Council Members: $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. Timothy Rasinski

tim-only-color-2007.jpgTimothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, readers who struggle, and parental involvement. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology and the Journal of Educational Research

Tim served on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. He has also served as co-editor of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Literacy Research. In 2010 Tim was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame.  

Prior to coming to Kent State, Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia.  He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.


Breakout Sessions

Breakout session topics will include: 

  • Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test
  • Early Interventions for Reading and Writing
  • Running Records and Other Assessments
  • Text Complexity
  • Content Area Literacy for 6-12 Middle School 
  • Close Reading
  • What's New in Children's Literature?
  • Motivational Literacy Environment
  • Inquiry Based Teacher Learning and Reflective Teaching Practice
  • Common Core State Standards


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 requires attendance at three sessions:  Friday, October 10, 5-8 p.m.; at the conference all day Saturday, October 11; and Wednesday evening, November 19. 

UW Oshkosh students should register online through the Titan Web registration system for  Literacy 764 (071D)  #90217 Exemplary Practices in Literacy Programs (Discussion). All others should contact litlang@uwosh.edu to register.

The tuition/cost for the 1-credit class is $212 and will be billed to participants by the University‚Äôs Student Accounts department. This $212 tuition fee is in addition to the Conference registration fees. 


Contact the Department of Literacy and Language at (920) 424-4444 or litlang@uwosh.edu.

The conference is being held in collaboration with the Fox Valley Reading Council.

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