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Visiting Literacy Research Scholar Symposium set

The 2023 Visiting Literacy Research Scholar Symposium is set for June 28-29, 2023, on the TWU Denton campus. This year, the symposium will feature Stephanie Anne Shelton, PhD, an associate professor of qualitative research at the University of Alabama.

Digital Days summer camp back for 5th year

The popular STEM-based summer camp Digital Days offered by Literacy and Learning in the College of Professional Education enters its fifth year. This year's camp will be Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, for the first 20 children, ages 5-8, registered. 

Literacy and Learning launches Early Childhood Education undergraduate degree

The Department of Literacy and Learning in the College of Professional Education (COPE) now offers a new undergraduate degree program — the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education — to prepare students to teach children, ages 3-8, and become fully certified in the state of Texas.

Retired educator makes $1 million gift to Reading Recovery® program

An Ohio educator and philanthropist who has devoted her career to reading and literacy enhancement efforts has given a $1 million gift to support Texas Woman’s Reading Recovery program.

COPE welcomes Kazakhstani educators

The College of Professional Education welcomed a delegation of respected educators from the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Denton campus on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for a cultural exchange and a full day of activities.

Holmes Scholar recognized nationally

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has named Texas Woman’s doctoral student Phyliciá Anderson the Holmes Scholar of the month for October.

After turbulent past, grad student finds stability in helping bilingual students

For nearly a decade, Gladys Acosta endured the societal ills of escalating violent crime, political strife and government corruption in her native country of Venezuela. Almost every day, she or someone she knew was touched by the turmoil. Twice, co-workers of her husband were kidnapped and later killed. And once, Acosta herself was the victim of an attempted sexual assault.

Digital Days summer camp enters 4th year

The popular STEM-based summer camp Digital Days offered by the Department of Literacy and Learning enters its fourth year. This year's camp takes place June 27-July 1 for the first 20 children, ages 5-8, registered.

Visiting Literacy Research Scholar Symposium

The Davis Simpson Endowment and Texas Woman's University Department of Literacy and Learning present the 2022 Visiting Literacy Research Scholar Symposium. Lorena Escoto Germán, co-founder of the groups #DisruptTexts and Multicultural Classroom, will speak at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022 via Zoom.

TWU announces 2022 Spicola Forum

The keynote speaker for the 55th Rose Spicola Forum in Literacy Learning will be Catherine Compton-Lilly, Ed.D., the John C. Hungerpiller Professor of elementary education at the University of South Carolina. 

Student’s citizenship path began with big leap

A journey begins with one step. For Saumi Liyanage, that initial step was more like a huge leap. 

Camps forge ahead in online format

Some of TWU’s homegrown summer camps moved online in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with faculty, staff, students and departments pulling together to make the camps a success. One of those was Digital Days sponsored by Literacy & Learning.

Study shows benefits of Spanish-language literacy program

Citing the growing number of Latino English learners and the lack of evidence-based educational opportunities they are provided, evaluators with the American Institutes of Research (AIR) teamed with the Texas Woman’s University Reading Recovery program for a randomized controlled study of Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL), a literacy program for bilingual first-graders who are having difficulty learning to read and write in their native Spanish.

Texas Woman's launches biliteracy certificate program

This fall, Texas Woman’s University launches a new graduate certificate in biliteracy, the only one of its kind in the state. Educators can earn the certificate with the option of applying the credits toward a master’s degree in reading education.

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