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2019 Regional Summer Institutes

Region: Dumas/Amarillo, TX

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9:00 – 4:00 PM
Dumas High School, 300 South Klein Avenue, Dumas, TX 79029
$170 per person, includes lunch!

Presentation: Linking Oral Language and Writing for Accelerated Gains
For Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura
Elizabeth Kaye, Ph.D. and Annette Torres Elías, Ph.D.

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Presentation: Engaging Young Writers: Process and Practice
Connie Briggs, Ph.D.
For K-2 Classroom Teachers

Registration Information

Deadline: June 19, 2019
Payment: Check or Purchase Order

Contact program coordinator, Lilia Bynum, at (940) 898-2441 or lbynum@twu.edu for more information and registration.

Region: Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
9:00 – 4:00 PM
Denton ISD, Professional Development Building, 1212 Bolivar Street, Denton, TX 76201
$160 per person, includes lunch!

Presentation: Linking Oral Language and Writing for Accelerated Gains
For Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura
Elizabeth Kaye, Ph.D. and Annette Torres Elías, Ph.D.

Registration Information:

Deadline: July 24, 2019

Payment: Check or Purchase Order
Contact program coordinator, Lilia Bynum, at (940) 898-2441 or lbynum@twu.edu for more information and registration.

TWU Education Abroad in New Zealand

July 14-25, 2019 - Summer Semester III

Instructors: Connie Briggs, PhD, and Elizabeth Kaye, PhD

Join Dr. Briggs and Dr. Kaye as they take you on a cultural exploration of the Maori people; discuss and examine early literacy and early intervention processes from cultural and linguistic perspectives; and introduce you to other top, professionals in early literacy at the International Reading Recovery Institute in Auckland, New Zealand.

The program base fee includes:

  • Double room in apartment-style accommodations (single rooms are available for a $38 additional charge)
  • Daily breakfast, 2 group meals, and 2 lunches during the Institute
  • 3-day institute fee to attend the International Reading Recovery Institute
  • 2 lectures at the University of Auckland
  • Visit an Auckland Elementary School
  • Excursion to Bay of Islands, including transportation and guide
  • Entrance into the Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Entrance to Auckland University of Technology Marae Program - participate in group activities regarding Maori traditional practices led by a Maori guide
  • Gratuities for included group meals, guides, and drivers

See more information and sign up.

Become a TWU Pioneer

All travelers must be TWU students in order to enroll for the class and take part in the trip. Please start your TWU Admissions process immediately. Be aware that it may take 1-2 weeks for your college transcript/s request/s to be processed and forwarded to TWU. Please click on this link for more information about being admitted as a graduate student. You will be applying as a non-degree seeking, graduate student in the Department of Reading.

For more information on how to be admitted to TWU or to register for classes, please contact the TWU Reading Recovery Center at 940-898-2441 or email lbynum@twu.edu.

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

November 4-5, 2019

Embassy Suites/Denton Convention Center, Denton, Texas

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

More information coming soon.

For more information about the Askew Institute, please contact Lilia Bynum at 940-898-2441 or email lbynum@twu.edu

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