The University of Arkansas's Department of Curriculum and Instruction presents the
Seventh Annual Literacy Symposium
Literacy and Common Core:
What Does the Future Hold?
June 22-23, 2012
Fayetteville Town Center
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost is $200 for both days
Jeffrey Wilhelm, Ph.D., is professor of English Education at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He is the founding director of the Boise State Writing Project, which supports more than 1,000 teachers each year with more than 30,000 contact hours of professional development. He is a highly regarded author or co-author of 20 books about literacy and literacy education, including a new book he co-authored with Bruce Novack: Teaching Literacy for LOVE and WISDOM.
Brenda Overturf, Ed.D., is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association where she has been a literacy leader around the globe. She has been part of the Kentucky Leadership Network focused on implementation of the Common Core State Standards since they were adopted in 2010, and she is currently under contract for a forthcoming book about teaching vocabulary to high-risk students.
Mark Twain: His Words and Music combines spoken word and Americana music to tell the story of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The presenter is Cindy Lovell, Ph.D., the executive director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum and associate professor of education at Quincy University. She conceived the "Mark Twain: Words & Music" CD, which was produced by Carl Jackson, a Grammy award-winning producer/musician/singer/songwriter, and features Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Buffett, Garrison Keillor, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, and more. Lovell wrote the narrative for the project and will share teaching strategies for integrating music in engaging lessons that are personal, meaningful and relevant.
Professional Development Credit
12 hours of Arkansas Department of Education approved credit will be awarded to those who attend both days.
Attire at the symposium is business casual. The average June temperature in Fayetteville is mid-70 degrees. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater for the meeting room.
The curriculum and instruction department in the College of Education and Health Professions holds an annual literacy symposium to help the state's teachers meet challenges they face in helping their students succeed academically.
In support of its core mission to be a nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world, the University of Arkansas affirms its commitment to reduce its environmental impact and neutralize its carbon footprint. As part of that commitment, the organizers of the Literacy Symposium are working to make this a paperless conference. Links to presentations for each individual speaker will be posted below when they are available.