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Early Writing Development: Theory, Research and Practice (READ 5903.50)

Online: Tuesdays July 11, 18 and 25, 2017
Face-to-Face at the 2017 Summer Institute on July 31-August 1, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Online Virtual Classroom
All graduate students, literacy teachers and leaders are welcome to enroll in this three-hour-credit hybrid course offered during TWU’s Summer semester. This course will be taught by TWU faculty member and Reading Recovery® Trainer Betsy Kaye, PhD.

The Summer Institute (July 31-August 1) registration fee is included in the tuition for this class.

For information on admissions to TWU, please visit the TWU Graduate Admissions website.

2017 Summer Institute

July 31 & August 1, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Denton, Texas (3110 Colorado Blvd.)
Cost: $185 in advance/$200 onsite

Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Institute, a two-dayprogram designed for K-2 classroom teachers, interventionists, ELL teachers and Reading Recovery/DLL teachers and leaders. Complete the 2017 Summer Institute Registration Form to sign up. Seating is limited.

At this institute, you will learn how to:

  • Ensure that children’s writing contributes to their early reading progress.
  • Engage reluctant writers and help them become independent writers.
  • Incorporate writing in your comprehensive literacy framework: When and How?

Impact more children’s learning - bring a colleague!
Speakers include: Nancy Anderson, Connie Briggs, Annette Torres Elias, Betsy Kaye, and Anne Simpson

Optional Course: Contact the TWU Reading Department before May 15 to enroll in an online TWU Summer course offered July 31 through August 1, that includes this Summer Institute as part of the coursework.

For more information, please contact Lilia Bynum at 940-898-2441 or email at

Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute

November 6-7, 2017
Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas
Conference information including hotels, schedule, sessions, registration

Since 1989, TWU’s Reading Department has hosted the Billie J. Askew Institute designed for:

  • Grade K-6 classroom teachers
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Reading Recovery or Descubriendo la Lectura teachers and teacher leaders
  • Bilingual Educators
  • Parents
  • Title 1 Teachers and Coordinators
  • School Administrators, Principals and Librarians
  • Literacy Advocates

Keynote Speakers include author and literary consultant Jan Richardson, PhD, author and professor emeritus Peter Johnston, PhD, and author and founder of Write Guy Jeff Anderson. For more information about the Askew Institute, please contact Lilia Bynum at 940-898-2441 or email at