WSU Plans 27th Reading and Writing Conference

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education will present the 27th Annual Reading & Writing Conference June 10-11 in the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites. 

The conference is designed to provide practical, effective and innovative reading and writing strategies to assist elementary and secondary teachers on how best to meet the needs of their students. Presenters for the two-day conference are Washington State University professor of literacy education Terrell Young, Brigham Young University visiting education professor Jennifer Wimmer, and BYU English professor Jonathan Ostenson. 

Young will engage elementary education teachers in a hands-on workshop focused on tools for teaching with informational text. Wimmer’s topics for secondary education teachers will include integration of literacy practices into classroom content, along with vocabulary and comprehension strategies. Ostenson will work with secondary education teachers on designing writing assignments that cater to students’ interests. 

Both Utah State Office of Education(USOE) and WSU credit are available to participants. Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. both days with sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. 

For more information about the conference, presenters and to register, visit departments.weber.edu/CE/conferences/readingwriting/ or call 801-626-6600 or 800-848-7770.The participation fee varies between $75 and $220 depending on credit received. Fees include sessions for both days, materials, credit and refreshments. Lunch is not included.The first 100 registrations will receive a $40 scholarship toward the cost of the conference. 

The conference is hosted by WSU’s Moyes College of Education in coordination with WSU Continuing Education and the Utah State Office of Education. 

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Contact:
Chad Holbrook, Continuing Education conference coordinator
801-626-7157• chadholbrook@weber.edu

Judith Mitchell, professor of teacher education
801-626-6626 • jmitchell@weber.edu

Author:
Colette Williamson, office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • colettemethot@weber.edu