Dreeben School holds Literacy Summit

“What’s Hot in Literacy for 2012” is the theme of a two-day Literacy Summit Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, at the University of the Incarnate Word.

UIW’s Dreeben School of Education, along with the Texas Association for Literacy Education and Specialized Literacy Professionals, are co-hosts for the event which will bring together teachers, administrators as well as university students and faculty interested in literacy education for all ages.

Sessions will focus on comprehension, response to intervention, new literacies, non-fiction texts, common core standards, college and career readiness and high stakes assessment.

Keynote speakers and their topics include Dr. Jerry Johns, “Reclaiming Comprehension”; David Pearson, “Vocabulary Instruction”; and Karen Bromley, a review of conference topics and insight into the future.

Other conference speakers include Jack Cassidy, professor emeritus at Millersville (Pa.) University; Dr. Alan Farstrup, executive director of the International Reading Association and the IRA’s former director of research; and Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, an associate professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she teaches courses in reading, advises doctoral students and runs a reading clinic.






Dr. Jerry Johns






David Pearson





Karen Bromley


Teachers attending the conference will receive continuing education credits.

For conference details, visit http://www.literacysummitwhatshot2012.com or contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, an associate professor in UIW’s Teacher Education unit at grotegar@uiwtx.edu or (210) 832-2106.

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