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					LEARNING THE WRITING PROCESS IN A CARING COMMUNITY
  Presenter(s): Patterson Cunningham, Developmental Studies Center, Nat’l Ed. Consultant
  Thursday, 8:45-10:15 AM                          Room: Stewart Hall
  Presider:

   The session addresses elements that are necessary for successful writing instruction in
   the context of building a caring classroom community. Participants will leave with
   strategies they can apply immediately.
  Audience: Classroom Teachers, Elementary (1-3), Elementary (4-8), Title I Teachers


LITERACY LEADERSHIP, PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 2
  Presenter(s): Krenna Allender, Marshall County
                Angela Icard, Marshall County
                Megan Shreve, Marshall County
  Thursday, 8:45-10:15 AM                                 Room: Rayburn
  Presider:

   Designed to inspire and motivate Early Childhood professionals, Literacy Leadership
   offers research-based strategies to foster early reading skills and learn how to become
   a literacy leader in the classroom.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Title I Teachers

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES FROM THE TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE
  Presenter(s): Glenn Long, Mason County
                Annette Cook, Mason County
  Friday, 8:45-10:15 AM                                   Room: Knowland
  Presider:

   Come see how Point Pleasant Intermediate school uses PLC’s to target weaknesses
   and enhance student achievement.
  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Elementary (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Administrators,
  Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Coaches, Parents
I CAN READ SONGS: A JOYOUS, EFFECTIVE EARLY LITERACY INTERVENTION
  Presenter(s): LaDonna Wicklund, I CAN READ Non-Profit
  Friday, 1:00-2:30 PM                          Room: Martin
  Presider:

    Literacy coaches, Title I, and K teachers love these song-based strategies for K and
    struggling readers that boost them into successful early reading and writing. Receive
    copies of the songs.
  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Title I Teachers, Special Education
            Teachers, Coaches, ESL/ELL Teachers, Parents


NAEP QUESTIONS TOOL: INFORMING EDUCATORS ABOUT WESTEST 2?
  Presenter(s): Vickie Baker, WV NAEP Coordinator
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                         Room: Mountaineer
  Presider:

    WESTEST 2 is aligned to NAEP. NAEP releases items. Can we learn about
    WESTEST 2 from NAEP items? How can we access NAEP released questions?

  Audience: Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title
            I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches, ESL/ELL Teachers, Parents

STOP THE CYCLE OF ILLITERACY: SOLUTIONS FOR LEADERSHIP, DATA AND
STUDENT SUCCESS
  Presenter(s): Amanda Burnett, Winsor Learning Senior Consultant
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                           Room: Martin
  Presider:

    Winsor Learning has developed a methodology that enables students to re-capture
    missing reading skills quickly and efficiently. In this session we will explore the
    critical connection between analyzing data and modifying instruction to meet the
    needs of each student.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Elementary (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Administrators,
            Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches
REACHING NEW READING HEIGHTS THROUGH CROSS-CURRICULAR
INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY, INQUIRY, AND STUDENT SELF-REFLECTION AND
EVALUATION
  Presenter(s): Paige Carney, Ed. D., West Virginia State University
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                              Room: Knowland
  Presider:

    This presentation focuses on promoting reading achievement across content
    disciplines through technology integration, inquiry, and student reflection and
    evaluation. Participants will engage with interactive websites, project examples, and
    learning events.
  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), University, Classroom Teachers,
            Professors


ADDRESSING LITERACY SKILLS THROUGH THE MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES OF
THE NEXT GENERATION WV STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS
  Presenter(s): John Ford, WVDE Title I Mathematics Coordinator
                Leticia Lovejoy, WVDE Title I Reading Coordinator
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                             Room: Johnson
  Presider:

    Participants will experience how literacy skills are reinforced for students as teachers
    incorporate the mathematical practices associated with their instruction for the Next
    Generation WV Content Standards for mathematics. This session will be repeated
    Friday morning.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Classroom Teachers,
            Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches, Parents


READING FOR MEANING – FLUENTLY!
  Presenter(s): Debby Mossburg, Read Naturally Professional Developer
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                            Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    Participants will learn how to combine three proven strategies into one powerful
    strategy to accelerate the reading achievement of struggling readers by improving
    reading fluency. Participants will view and experience the strategy.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Elementary (4-8), Administrators, Classroom Teachers,
            Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches, ESL/ELL Teachers
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER: TEACHING WRITING THROUGH THE CONTENT
AREAS
  Presenter(s): Robin Ramey, Cabell County
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                                  Room: Culinary Arts
  Presider:

   Increase your students’ amount of time spent writing without sacrificing the content
   areas. Practical ideas for integrating graphic organizers, read aloud and activities to
   promote high quality writing will be presented.
  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Classroom Teachers




ANALYZING READING AND WRITING DATA FROM WESTEST 2 REPORTS
  Presenter(s): Vaughn Rhudy, WVDE, Office of Assessment and Accountability
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                          Room: Rayburn
  Presider:

   Participants will learn how to use the Office of Assessment and Accountability’s
   Excel Monitoring Tool to analyze WESTEST 2 Results for reading and writing. This
   session will be repeated Friday morning.

  Audience: Administrators, Classroom Teachers




GRANDFATHER’S GARDEN
  Presenter(s): Mary Jane Romig, Headline Books author, Mineral County
                Karen Riley, Headline Books illustrator, Mineral County
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                Room: Knowland
  Presider:

   This program uses humor and active involvement to highlight language skill
   acquisition in young children.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Special Education Teachers, Parents


HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH MEANINGFUL READ
ALOUD AND FOLLOW UPS
   Presenter(s): Karen Ashbrook, WVRA Early Literacy Council
   Thursday, 1:00-2:30 PM                          Room: Culinary Arts
   Presider:

     This hands-on workshop shows teachers and parents ways to impact a child’s future
     with reading materials and activities that increase vocabulary, background
     knowledge, and prepare the child for greater learning.

   Audience: Elementary (Prek/k,1-3), Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special
Education
             Teachers, Coaches, Parents




“READY? READY!”
   Presenter(s): Dr. Judy Stechly, West Liberty University Associate Professor
   Thursday, 1:00-2:30 PM                                        Room: Johnson
   Presider:

     This presentation will present simple ways to show how we can engage children in
     environmental activities as precursors to the reading and writing process.

   Audience: Early Childhood


USING DIGITAL STORYTELLING TO WRITE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
   Presenter(s): Cheryl Ware, Nationally Published Author, National Writing Project
                 Training Coach
   Friday, 1:00-2:30 PM                                    Room: Culinary Arts
   Presider:

     Join Ware as she demonstrates creative ways to combine CSO’s from writing,
     technology, music, art, history, etc. to achieve memorable projects that you and your
     students will enjoy for years to come.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12),
            University, Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special
            Education Teachers, Coaches, Library/Media, ESL/ELL Teachers,
            Professors, Parents




VOCABULARY STRATEGIES TO AID COMPREHENSION
   Presenter(s): Diana Bailey, Kanawha County
               Marie Rinick, Kanawha County
  Thursday, 2:45:-3:45 PM                                           Room: Knowland
  Presider:

    In this session, demonstrations, descriptions, and practicing of vocabulary strategies
    will be given to participants to aid in comprehension development. This session will
    cover multi grade levels and content areas.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Classroom Teachers,
             Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers


LITERACY LEADERS: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CHALLENGING ROLE OF
DEVELOPING QUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
  Presenter(s): Stephanie Clapham, Logan County
                Darissa Meade, Logan County
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                     Room: Martin
  Presider:

    A detailed look at the multi-faceted role of individuals in leadership positions who
    foster literacy rich environments within their schools.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title
            I Teachers, Coaches

IMPROVING THE CLIMB WITH THE NEW SCIENCE OF LEARNING
  Presenter(s): Dr. James Phares, Randolph County Superintendent
  Thursday, 9:15-10:15 AM                           Room: Johnson
  Presider:

    Dr. James Phares, Superintendent of Randolph County, WV will present on how his
    district put students on path to perform at optimal levels in school. Using
    neuroscience based software designed to strengthen memory, attention, processing
    and sequencing, students in Randolph County improved proficiency in student
    learning and testing results.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Administrators,
            Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches,
            ESL/ELL, Parents




CONCEPT OF WORD IN TEXT: A POWERFUL PREDICTOR OF READING SUCCESS
  Presenter(s): Allison Drake, University of Virginia
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                                       Room: Culinary Arts
  Presider:

    Come learn why concept of word in text is one of the most important skills in reading
    development and why it should be the focus of early literacy instruction.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8)


WORDS: THE FOUNDATION OF LITERACY
  Presenter(s): Dr. Dale Johnson, Dowling College
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                                    Room: Governor’s Hall
  Presider: Dr. Mary Marockie, WVRA

    Dr. Johnson will examine language-from work origins to semantics and from
    figurative language to onomastics-as vital components in students’ vocabulary,
    literacy, writing skills, and overall ability to learn.

  Audience: Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Classroom Teachers, Special Education
             Teachers, ESL/ELL, Professors


BIBLIOTHERAPHY: USING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO OVERCOME THE
EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES CHILDREN FACE
  Presenter(s): Emily Milleson, Frostburg State University
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                Room: Mountaineer
  Presider:

    This presentation will feature award-winning children’s literature titles that address
    emotional issues from grief to bullying. Instructional techniques for using
    bibliotheraphy in the classroom will also be shared.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Classroom Teachers, Parents




COMPOSING IN THE KEY OF E: LITERACY IN A POST-DIGITAL AGE
  Presenter(s): Dr. Barbara O’Byrne, Marshall University Graduate School
               Dr. Amy Cottle, Marshall University Graduate School
               Dr. Yvonne Skoretz, Marshall University Graduate School
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                              Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    This session describes and demonstrates how to integrate digital authoring tools in the
    reading and writing curriculum and demonstrates ways to measure gains in learner
    engagement and learning.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), University,
            Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education
            Teachers, Coaches, ESL/ELL, Library/Media, Parents


ACHIEVING DRAMATIC, SUSTAINABLE LITERACY GAINS: ADAPTIVE
CURRICULUM IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS
  Presenter(s): Debbie Owens, Wireless Generation
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                      Room: Stewart
  Presider:

    During this session, participants will learn about a new technology for K-3
    classrooms that uses DIBELS data and more to synchronize 10-day sequences of
    teacher-delivered instruction with real-time assessment of students’ needs and
    progress.

   Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I
             Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches


IT’S A SAD MAD GLAD LIFE: THE ANATOMY OF YOUR ATTITUDE
  Presenter(s): Jim Strawn, Sad Mad Glad Guy
                Chuck Stump, Sad Mad Glad Guy
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                   Room: Rayburn
  Presider:

    Participants will be engaged and learn how to use the 3 Sad Mad Glad books as it
    pertains to WV’s 21st Century Learning and Character Education Virtues:
    Trustworthiness; Caring; Fairness; Responsibility; Respect and Citizenship.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Secondary (4-8), Administrators, Classroom
            Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers



THE NATURAL RHYTHM OF THINGS: USING NATURE, ART, METER, AND RHYME
TO PROMOTE LITERACY
  Presenter(s): Dan Adlerman, Author, artist, musician
                Kim Adlerman, Author, artist, musician
  Friday, 8:45-10:15 AM                                Room: Governor’s Hall
  Presider:

    Kim and Dan introduce you to their world of artistic vision, and reintroduce fun to the
    concepts of meter and beat in literacy. Tips included. No poops allowed! Dan and
    Kim will be presenting at an author’s luncheon on Thursday.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Title I Teachers, Special Education
             Teachers, Parents



GROWING WRITING EXPERTISE USING STRANDS OF THE COMMON CORE K-3
  Presenter(s): Jan McNeel, Pocahontas County Educational Consultant
                Vickie Wallace-Nestor, Harrison County
  Friday, 8:45-10:15 AM                              Room: Mountaineer
  Presider:

    Words nourish and perk-up the quality of writing. Revive and improve rigor and
    instruction so that writing can once again climb to new heights in WV’s classrooms.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3)


WHAT’S NEW IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2011?
  Presenter(s): Dr. William Bingman, Frostburg State University
                Dr. Barbara Ornstein, Frostburg State University
  Friday, 1:00-2:30 PM                                 Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    Selected titles of the best in children’s books published in 2011 will be shared.
    Participants will be actively involved in extension activities. A bibliography will be
    distributed.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Classroom Teachers,
            Title I Teachers, Library/Media




THE ART OF TEACHING READING AND WRITING: ALPHABET, LETTER SOUND AND
WORD INSTRUCTION TAUGHT WITH MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND FUN!
  Presenter(s): Anita Bailey, Patrick County, VA
                Kristen Wilkes, Salem, VA
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                                    Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    This highly engaging, interactive session will show the importance of the arts in early
    reading/writing instruction. Participants will learn how to differentiate activities to
    meet the needs of students.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers




QUACKERS: A WRITING STRATEGY TO IMPROVE CREATIVE WRITING AND
STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES
  Presenter(s): Dr. Emily Milleson, Frostburg State University
                Vickie Jo Milleson, Hampshire County
  Friday, 9:15-10:15 AM                                Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    This presentation will share the innovative Quackers writing strategy, developed to
    help students to learn, recall, and apply the elements of quality writing. Student
    samples and research-based connections will be featured.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Classroom Teachers, Parents


ONE SCHOOL-ONE BOOK: A FAMILY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITY
  Presenter(s): Kenny Moles, WVDE Title I School Improvement Coordinator
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                              Room: Martin
  Presider:

    One School-One Book is designed to engage the entire school community around a
    simple, yet crucial element in helping a child succeed through literacy: Reading
    Aloud.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators,
            Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Library/Media, Parents




A TIME TO RHYME
  Presenter(s): Jill Stemple, Upshur County, WV Author
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                                Room: Stewart
  Presider:
    Learn how a whole school integrated parent activity offered many stations of nursery
    rhyme fun for parents and children. The presenter is a WV author of a rhyming book!

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Parents




BUILDING READING VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION IN A CARING
ENVIRONMENT
  Presenter(s): Patterson Cunningham, National Education Consultant
  Friday, 1:00-2:30 PM                              Room: Rayburn
  Presider:

    This session addresses the challenges of teaching comprehension and vocabulary
    while building a caring, supportive community for students. Participants will leave
    with strategies they can apply immediately.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers,
            ESL/ELL




PACKETS WITH PUNCH: PREPARING LITERARY UNITS ADDRESSING CORE
SKILLS
  Presenter(s): Deb Butler, Westwood College, TX
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                                    Room: Johnson
  Presider:

    This is a demonstrative workshop illustrating getting the most out of novels while
    hitting standards. Participants leave with instructions on how to easily adapt any
    novel into the Packets with Punch format.

  Audience: Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), University, Classroom Teachers




DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
  Presenter(s): Christy Crouse, Dollywood Foundation
  Thursday, 8:45-10:15 AM                            Room: Governor’s Hall
  Presider:
    The Imagination Library program is an early literacy program designed to promote
    school readiness and a love for reading. The program ensures that preschool children
    have quality, age appropriate books in the home.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Library/Media, Parents




USE TEACHINGMADEEASIER.COM TO EASILY PRODUCE EFFECTIVE MATERIALS
FOR YOUR RTI GROUPS
  Presenter(s): Diann Doucett, TeachingMadeEasier
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                                     Room: Culinary Arts
  Presider:

    Instantly turn HOURS of tedious prep-work into only SECONDS! Effortlessly
    produce differentiated materials for every single student. Generate the activities for
    print or use them with an Interactive Whiteboard. This session will be repeated
    Friday afternoon.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title
            I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Library/Media, ESL/ELL




CLASSROOM MOVEMENT
  Presenter(s): Rusty McQuade, Greenbrier County
  Friday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                      Room: Knowland
  Presider:

    We need to start young to teach and educate on the importance of movement to keep
    muscles strong. Educate on why movement helps to prevent diseases later in life.
    Movement can be fun!

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12),
            Classroom Teachers, Coaches, Parents



JUMPSTART: A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO ENSURE SCHOOL STARTS ON THE
RIGHT FOOT
  Presenter(s): Kenny Moles, WVDE Title I School Improvement Coordinator
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                                      Room: Martin
  Presider:

    JumpStart is a transition to Kindergarten program that ensures parents and students
    know what to expect for their first year in school.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators,
            Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Library/Media, Parents




FILLING IN THE SPACES OF READING COMPREHENSION INSTRUCTION
  Presenter(s): Dr. Victoria Risko, Professor Emerita, Language Literacy, and Culture
                                    IRA President 2011-12
  Thursday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                 Room: West Virginia
  Presider:

    Vicki will discuss research supporting instructional directions that can be game
    changers in promoting and enhancing students’ reading comprehension.
    Comprehension instruction can be more robust when arousing students’ curiosity and
    question asking, deepening comprehension of content, teaching central concepts, and
    encouraging students’ productions. Such instruction is designed to relate students’
    life experiences and literacy learning, to building trusting relationships with students’,
    and to enable them to realize their own capabilities.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I
            Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Library/Media, ESL/ELL



FROM MANUSCRIPT TO BOOKSHELF: A PUBLISHING STORY
  Presenter(s): Mary Ann Riehle, Sleeping Bear Press Author
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                             Room: Stewart
  Presider:

    An informal discussion and exchange of ideas regarding the writing process in the
    classroom and its similarities to the publishing process in “the real world” will be the
    focus of this session. Students of all ages enjoy making their own books and sharing
    their stories. Lessons taught to young authors and aspiring writers of all ages will be
    highlighted. Mary Ann Riehle is presenting at the author’s luncheon Friday.

  Audience: All
WRITING BECOMES A HABIT: HOW AN AUTHOR WAS INSPIRED TO BECOME A
WRITER
  Presenter(s): Carol Crane, North Carolina Author
   Friday, 9:15-10:15 AM                                   Room: Johnson
   Presider:

     Author Carol Crane tells how she was raised by two very strong women, her
     grandmother and mother who required her to write one sentence every day in a
     journal. Her new book, The Handkerchief Quilt, tells of basing the story on one line
     she found in her 20 year old notes.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8),
            Secondary (9-12), University, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers


THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF READING SUCCESS FOR EVERY CHILD
Presenter(s): Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Director of Educational Research & Design, Lexia
              Learning     Sponsored by Lexia Learning
   Friday, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM                           Room: Colonial Hall
   Presider: Ann Jones, Lexia Learning Systems

     Participants will gain in-depth knowledge in the most current RtI research and
     effective instruction/interventions observed in schools which have been successful in
     the pursuit of reading success for every student.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12),
            Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education
            Teachers, Coaches, Library/Media, ESL/ELL, Parents


LEXIA READING: THE POWER OF PREDICTIVE MEASURES AND PRESCRIPTIVE
STRATEGIES
   Presenter(s): Dr. Elizabeth Crawford, Director of Educational Research & Design, Lexia
                 Learning, Sponsored by Lexia Learning
   Friday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                 Room: Johnson
   Presider: Ann Jones, Lexia Learning Systems

     Dr. Crawford will present Lexia Reading’s design of differentiated practice,
     embedded assessment, including norm-referenced predictions. Dr. Crawford is the
     keynote speaker Friday morning.

   Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12),
              Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Special Education
              Teachers, ESL/ELL, Coaches

THE PROBLEM WITH WORD PROBLEMS IS THE WORDS
   Presenter(s): Sherry Craigo, Putnam County
   Friday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                    Room: Stewart
  Presider:

    This session will provide a brief look at how we can connect reading strategies with
    math word problems. Do you have students who could do the math if they could
    comprehend the question?

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), Title I Teachers


MOTIVATING STUDENTS TO WANT TO READ BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
  Presenter(s): Mary Kay Bond, Executive Director, Read Aloud West Virginia
  Thursday, 2:45-3:45 PM                             Room: Mountaineer
  Presider:

    Read Aloud helps children discover the pleasure of reading so they CHOOSE to read
    on their own. Learn how a simple program delivers major benefits across content
    areas and grade levels.

  Audience: Early Childhood, Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12),
            Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title I Teachers, Parents




REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN GRAMMAR INSTRUCTION WITH POSTER
SESSIONS
  Presenter(s): Dr. Charmaine Lepley, West Virginia State University Asst. Professor
                Mareaha Cooper, Lindsey Davis, Michelle Eisel, Angela Fisher, Sarah
                Glenn, Jennifer Hensley, Mallory Hilton, Matthew Jones, Tracy Low,
                Taran Miller, Rachel Mooney, Andrea Neophytou, Jessica Raines,
                Melinda Richardson, Education Students, West Virginia State University
  Friday, 8:00-9:00 AM                                   Room: Rayburn
  Presider: Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Jr., West Virginia State University

   Grammar instruction increases student achievement in Mathematics. This session
   showcases a grammar poster session that pre-service teachers at West Virginia State
   University completed in Teaching Writing in the Elementary School.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), University


 PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN READING
  Presenter(s): Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Jr., West Virginia State University, Dean of
                Professional Studies
                Christina Ball, Lisa Beasley, Hayley Boggess, Michelle Eisel, Angela
                Fisher, Sarah Glenn, Tracy Low, Taran Miller, Andrea Neophytu, and
                Heidi O. Potts, Education Students, West Virginia State University
  Friday, 9:15-10:15 AM                                Room: Rayburn
  Presider: Dr. Robert L. Harrison, Jr., West Virginia State University

    Pre-service teachers are the WVRA future. This session showcases actual lesson
    plans that pre-service teachers at West Virginia State University taught in their field
    placements prior to student teaching.

  Audience: Elementary (1-3), University


CATCHERS IN THE RYE: RESCUING STRUGGLING READERS IN THE AGE OF
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
  Presenter(s): Dr. Barbara Marinak., Penn State University, Sponsored by Zaner Bloser
  Friday, 1:00-2:30 PM                               Room: Governor’s Hall
  Presider:

    The session will present research-based methods for rescuing struggling readers with
    explicit instruction in all tiers of RtI. Specific instructional examples linked to the
    Common Core Standards will be provided.
  Audience: All

THREE BIG IDEAS FOR PROMOTING READING SUCCESS AND MEETING
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
  Presenter(s): Dr. J. Richard Gentry, Sponsored by Zaner Bloser
  Thursday, 10:30-12:00 PM                                  Room: Colonial Hall
  Presider:

    Baby/toddler reading, effective spelling instruction, and effective comprehension
    instruction can promote proficient reading and help all schools meet common core
    standards. Come find out the “what it is”, “why it’s important”, and “how it works”
    for each of these three big ideas for promoting reading success in every school. See
    how baby/toddler reading and spelling instruction impact reading teachers at every
    grade level.
Audience: All
MARRYING RIGOR AND PASSION-CREATING COMPREHENSION CONNECTIONS
FOR ALL STUDENTS
  Presenter(s): Dr. Debi Crimmins, VP Educational Partnerships, Sponsored by Houghton
                Miflin Harcourt
  Thursday, 1:00-2:30 PM                             Room: Governor’s Hall
  Presider:

    Can you marry rigor and passion in teaching literacy? Yes, you can! Today’s student,
    whether proficient or struggling in reading, face rigorous standardized assessments
    and Common Core expectations that require them to be able to read various genres of
    test, synthesize information from non-fiction sources, apply real world
    comprehension connections, and write in response to reading. Students need personal
    reading and writing process strategies that help them to comprehend text quickly and
    accurately. Join us for an interactive literacy discussion where specific, easy to apply
    reading process strategies that can help all students comprehend text will be modeled.
  Audience: All



ADDRESSING LITERACY SKILLS THROUGH THE MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES OF
THE NEXT GENERATION WV STATE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICS
  Presenter(s): John Ford, WVDE Title I Mathematics Coordinator
                Leticia Lovejoy, WVDE Title I Reading Coordinator
  Friday, 9:15-10:15 AM                        Room: Culinary Arts
  Presider:

    Participants will experience how literacy skills are reinforced for students as teachers
    incorporate the mathematical practices associated with their instruction for the Next
    Generation WV Content Standards for mathematics. This is a repeated session.

 Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Secondary (9-12), Classroom Teachers,
            Title I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Coaches, Parents

ANALYZING READING AND WRITING DATA FROM WESTEST 2 REPORTS
  Presenter(s): Vaughn Rhudy, WVDE, Office of Assessment and Accountability
  Friday, 9:15-10:15 AM                           Room: Martin
  Presider:

    Participants will learn how to use the Office of Assessment and Accountability’s
    Excel Monitoring Tool to analyze WESTEST 2 Results for reading and writing. This
    is a repeated session.

  Audience: Administrators, Classroom Teachers

USE TEACHINGMADEEASIER.COM TO EASILY PRODUCE EFFECTIVE MATERIALS
FOR YOUR RTI GROUPS
  Presenter(s): Diann Doucett, TeachingMadeEasier
  Friday, 1:30-2:30 PM                                      Room: Mountaineer
  Presider:
  Instantly turn HOURS of tedious prep-work into only SECONDS! Effortlessly
  produce differentiated materials for every single student. Generate the activities for
  print or use them with an Interactive Whiteboard. This is a repeated session.

Audience: Elementary (1-3), Intermediate (4-8), Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title
          I Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Library/Media, ESL/ELL

				
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