WSU to Host Reading and Writing Conference

OGDEN, UtahWeber State University, in conjunction with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Scholastic Books, will host the 21st Annual Reading & Writing Conference June 10-11 in the Stewart Stadium Sky Suites.

The conference is designed to give elementary and secondary education instructors an edge in addressing the needs of their students. Presenters for the two-day conference are professors Cathy Collins Block from Texas Christian University and John Mangieri from the University of South Carolina, as well as Montana Academy educational director Carol Santa. Both USOE inservice credit 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.

Participating teachers of grades K-6 will each receive a grade-specific packet of books from Scholastic Books. Teachers of secondary grades will each receive a $40 scholarship applied toward the conference registration fee.

For more information and to register, visit the conference Web site ( or call (801) 626-6600 or (800) 848-7770. The participation fee varies between $70-140 depending on credit received. Fees include sessions for both days, materials and refreshments. Lunch is not included.


Laurie Culbertson, Continuing Education conference coordinator
(801) 626-6516 ·

Judith Mitchell, professor of Teacher Education
(801) 626-6626 ·


Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations

(801) 626-7948 ·