UMW Hosts Annual Literacy Symposium, Oct. 10

The University of Mary Washington College of Education and Stafford County Public Schools will co-host the fourth annual Literacy Leadership Symposium: Reaching All Learners on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at UMW’s Stafford campus in University Hall.

Area educators will learn classroom strategies and leadership techniques at the fourth annual Literacy Leaders Symposium at UMW.

Area educators will learn classroom strategies and leadership techniques at the fourth annual Literacy Leaders Symposium at UMW.

The symposium will focus on professional development through topics such as literacy leadership in K-12 schools, classroom strategies, networking, and Standard of Learning (SOL) updates.

Featured speakers at the event will include: Michael McKenna, the Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia; Richard Long, director of government relations for the International Reading Association; Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education; and Elizabeth Sturtevant, a professor in the literacy program area at George Mason University.

Registration for the symposium is $50, which includes all materials, a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. To register, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/umwliteracysymposium2013/ before Friday, Oct. 4.