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TWU schedules Reading Recovery®/Early Literacy Institute


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will present the 2007 Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery®/Early Literacy Institute Oct. 24-26 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 400 N. Olive St. in Dallas.  In addition to sessions for classroom teachers, the event includes an Administrators Institute and a session for teachers of Descubriendo la Lectura, the Spanish language version of Reading Recovery.

Registration fees range from $80 to $174.  A $20 late fee will be added for those registering after Sept. 28.  To register, or for more information, call (940) 898-3408 or visit www.twu.edu/lifelong.

The Reading Recovery Institute, scheduled Oct. 24-25, features keynote speakers Dr. Linda Dorn and Dr. Barbara Schubert.  Dr. Dorn, a professor of reading and director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is the primary developer and lead trainer for Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model, a nationally recognized school reform model dedicated to increasing student achievement.  She also serves on the board of directors for the Reading Recovery Council of North America.

Dr. Schubert is a Reading Recovery trainer at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., where she also directs the Comprehensive Language and Literacy Reform Model project.  She has been awarded Fulbright-Hayes Fellowships to West Africa and China, and also is a past recipient of the Margaret Lynch Exemplary Service Award and the John Martin Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to literacy in California.

The Early Literacy Institute, scheduled Oct. 25-26, features keynote speaker Tony Stead, an Australian educator who has taught in elementary schools and lectured at the University of Melbourne.  He is the past president of the Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Reading Association and the author of many publications.  He currently works with school districts throughout the United States.

The Administrators Institute, scheduled Oct. 24, features keynote speaker Lily Wong Fillmore, Professor Emerita of the University of California at Berkeley.  During the past 35 years, she has conducted studies of second-language learners in school settings on Latino, Asian, American Indian and Eskimo children.  Dr. Wong Fillmore was recognized by the government of Spain for her work on behalf of Spanish-speaking children in the United States.

The 2007 Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery®/Early Literacy Institute includes several concurrent sessions with featured speakers, including the event’s namesake, Dr. Billie J. Askew, Professor Emerita at TWU.  Dr. Askew is a past-president of the Reading Recovery Council of North America and the North American Trainers Group.  She currently serves as the U.S. representative on the executive board of the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization.

Reading Recovery is designed to help children who have difficulty reading and writing.  Most students who complete a full Reading Recovery program continue to learn in a regular classroom without additional support services.

TWU is one of 22 Reading Recovery university training centers in the United States, and the only university in the U.S. providing training for Descubriendo la Lectura.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/cope/rd/readingrecovery.





Media Contact:

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

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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