Willamette’s Graduate School of Education to host literacy conference

Willamette University's Graduate School of Education will host a conference for teachers and school administrators from June 18-19. The Literacy Leadership Conference will feature interactive sessions such as:

  • supporting comprehension and writing instruction in K-6 classrooms;
  • exploring the power of purposeful talk;
  • motivating adolescent readers;
  • conferring with young readers and writers;
  • creating professional learning communities;
  • engaging K-6 learners through nonfiction;
  • developing vocabulary through thinking and talking about words; and
  • using instructional rounds to develop shared literacy practices.

Keynote speakers Frank Serafini, literacy and children's literature professor at Arizona State University, will deliver the June 18 keynote address. Paul Houston, president of the Center for Empowered Leadership and former director of the American Association of School Administrators will deliver the keynote address on June 19.  

Sponsored by Willamette University, Salem-Keizer School District and Abbe Neal, registration is only $79 and includes a reception on Friday evening with continental breakfast and boxed lunch on Saturday. Limited seating is available; register online by June 9.

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About the Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts in Teaching and Masters of Education. Specialty endorsement programs and an administrative licensure program are also offered for licensed teachers. Through its Center for Excellence in Teaching, Willamette provides continuing education courses for teachers and administrators. The Oregon Writing Project is also housed in the Graduate School of Education.