WSU Plans 26th Reading and Writing Conference

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education will present the 26th Annual Reading & Writing Conference June 11-12 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 University of Northern Colorado professor of reading, Michael Opitz, and Boise State University professor of literacy, Roger Stewart. 

Opitz’s topics for elementary education teachers will include differentiation in classrooms and evidenced-based practices in literacy instruction. Stewart will work with secondary education teachers on strategies for standards-based instruction in content area literacy.

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 and to register, visit or call 801-626-6600 or 800-848-7770.

The participation fee varies between $70 and $140 depending on credit received. Fees include sessions for both days, materials 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 theUtah State Office of Education.

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Chad Holbrook, Continuing Education conference coordinator
801-626-7157 •

Judith Mitchell, professor of teacher education
801-626-6626 •

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 •