MTSU WRITING CONFERENCE INVITES TEACHERS GRADES K TO COLLEGE
Sept. 11, 2007
CONTACT: Tom Tozer, 615-898-2919
Bobbie Solley, 615-898-5934
MURFREESBORO—MTSU will play host to a "Reading and Writing: Empowering Learners" conference, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration will be in the lobby of MTSU’s Business/Aerospace Building. Sessions will be held in the Bragg Mass Communication Building. The conference, the focus of which will be on writing, is designed to provide professional development for teachers who teach in grades kindergarten through college.
Keynote speaker will be Ardith Cole, teacher and literacy consultant from Washington, D.C., who will speak on constructed-response writing on standardized testing. Session leader Aimee Buckner, a teacher in Gwinnett County, Ga., will talk about the values and benefits of writers’ notebooks. Break-out sessions will feature sessions on all aspects of writing from kindergarten through college. There will be special sessions geared to teachers in grades nine through 16.
Pre-registration fee is $45. On-site registration is $50. If two or more teachers come from one school, registration will be $35 per person. Students may register for $10.
For more information and to register, visit www.mtsu.edu/~mtwp and click on “conference brochure.” Or call Dr. Bobbie Solley at 615-898-5934.
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