Wednesday, September 7th
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9:00am-4:00pmJoin nonprofit and government agencies, community advocates, volunteers and adult learners to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. This literacy event offers a wide range of sessions presented by local, state and national educators. Sessions are designed to provide you with new ideas and hands-on strategies that you can put to work for your program and students. Sessions promise to be interactive and are sure to help expand your knowledge on a variety of topics related to education, literacy, advocacy and parent engagement.
Presenting Sponsor: International Paper Foundation
Sponsor: Bodine School
Registration and Welcome
Featuring Yolie Flores, Chief Program Officer of Campaign for Grade Level Reading and Fred Towler, VP Supply Chain for International Paper
Whole Child: Toxic Stress and Its Effect on Behavior and Learning, Presented by Vicki Murrell, University of Memphis
Out of School: Best Practices to Help Struggling Readers, Presented by Randy Odom, Ginny Windsor, & Lois Pruitt, Memphis Athletic Ministries
School Based: Vocabulary in the Classroom: Selection, Instruction, and Retention, Presented by Rene Friemoth Lee Ph.D.
Administrators Only: Effective Reading Intervention & Literacy Programming, Presented by James Aycock, Memphis Grizzlies Prep Charter School
Whole Child: Discovering the Secret Sauce: Supporting Parent Success, Presented by Yolie Flores, Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Out of School: Building Successful Partnerships: Working Together to Achieve the Extraordinary, Presented by Reggie Davis, Streets Ministries + Wynn Earle, Kingsbury Elementary School + more
School Based: What Every Tennessee Educator Needs to Know to Teach Reading: Tennessee's New Educator Standards in Reading,Presented by Dr. Mark Conley, University of Memphis + The National Center on Education and the Economy
Whole Child: The ABCs of Parent Engagement, Presented by Karen Harrell + Tracy Lowery, Porter-Leath
Out of School: Data Use for Continuous Improvement, Presented by Cate Joyce, Seeding Success
School Based: The Dilemma about Data: How to Transform the Current Mountain of Information about Students' Reading into Teaching and Learning Strategies,Presented by Ray Payne + Tammy Smalley, Rozelle Elementary School, Shelby County Schools