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53rd Rose F. Spicola Forum in Reading

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 am- 2:00 pm

Texas Woman’s University
Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory (MCL) Building

Teri Lesesne & Donalyn Miller
Keynote Speakers

TERI LESESNE

Teri Lesesne is the author of the Heinemann title Reading Ladders. Kylene Beers calls Teri, "the Book Woman" for her unparalleled knowledge of young adult literature. She is respected by teachers across the country both for the passion she brings to connecting tweens and teens with excellent age- and reading level-appropriate literature and for her professional books Making the Match and Naked Reading. She takes her passion directly to teachers with in-person workshops and at her website, professornana.livejournal.com, where she keeps the field up to date on the best and most helpful literature for teaching adolescents. In recognition of her significant contributions to the field, Teri received the 2007 ALAN Award. A former middle school teacher, she is Professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches classes in literature for children and young adults.

DONALYN MILLER

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Her teaching awards include TCTELA's Elementary Language Arts Teacher of the Year (2011), Keller ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), ESC Region XI Teacher of the Year (2010), TEA State Finalist Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), Trinity Meadows Intermediate School Teacher of the Year (2010), and Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Region XI Rising Star Teacher (2008). In 2018, Donalyn was awarded TCTELA's Edmund J. Farrell Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the language arts teaching profession. Read more about Donalyn

Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 9:45 Keynote

10:00 - 11:00 Breakout Session 1

11:15 - 12:15 Breakout Session 2

12:30 - 2:00 Graduate Student Collaborative Luncheon - Writing and Publishing

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.

or

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.

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