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TWU to host Reading Recovery Institute in Dallas


Early intervention, classroom literacy and literacy leadership will be addressed during Texas Woman’s University’s Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery/Early Literacy Institute, scheduled Oct. 25-27 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas. Registration ranges from $129 to $209. For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu/o-ll or call the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408 or (800) 250-7808.

Titled “Excellence in Literacy: Research to Practice,” the event includes the Reading Recovery Institute, an Early Literacy Institute and an Administrators Institute.

The Reading Recovery Institute — for trained and in-training Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura teachers, teacher leaders and trainers — is designed to provide an in-depth study of issues related to Reading Recovery teaching and training. Developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children at risk of failing to learn to read and write in the first grade. Descubriendo la Lectura is the Spanish language version of Reading Recovery.

The Early Literacy Institute is designed for classroom teachers, parents, administrators or anyone interested in early literacy and intervention programs for children who find the path to literacy difficult. The keynote speaker is Carol Avery, author of “… And With a Light Touch.” Ms. Avery has worked as a consultant for schools nationally and internationally and now conducts workshops and presentations for teachers throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. She has taught at the elementary, secondary and college levels, and also served as a school librarian.

Ms. Avery also is a keynote speaker both for the Reading Recovery Institute — along with Sue Duncan, a Reading Recovery trainer from Georgia State University — and the Administrators Institute, with W. Dorsey Hammond, a professor of education at Salisbury University in Maryland.

The Administrators Institute is designed to support early literacy, early literacy intervention and the implementation of Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura in schools and systems. The institute will feature sessions for school-level administrators as well as central-level administrators.
Additional experts in reading and early literacy also will present lectures during each institute.

TWU is one of only 22 Reading Recovery training centers in the nation and the only university training site for Descubriendo la Lectura. For more information on Reading Recovery, visit www.twu.edu/cope/rd/readingrecovery.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu


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