Literacy Conference Information

Saturday, June 29th, 2013 – Literacy Conference, from 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Keynote speaker: Taffy Raphael (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Sessions for teachers, administrators, and researchers
Location: CLaRI 17 Baldy Hall (basement level), UB North Campus


Conference Sessions held during the day include sessions for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School teachers and administrators. Teacher Educators and researchers will also find research sessions and sessions applicable to teacher education and professional development.


1. “Flippin’ Out”: Drama and New Literacies in the High School English Classroom
2. Learning to Learn: Exploring a Genre Study with Sixth Grade Students
3. Listening to Elephants: Teaching English Language Learners Through Gestures and Visual Cues
4. Data Visualization : Seeing the Story in the Data and Learning to Effectively Communicate It to Others
5. Creating the Dialogic Classroom:  Expanding Students’ Thinking and Understanding and Meeting the Requirements of the Common Core State Standards
6. iPads in the Early Childhood & Early Elementary Classroom: Possibilities for Learning Through Literacy Applications
7. Science Vocabulary that Sticks: Choosing Words, Adapting Instruction, and Watching Them  Grow.
8. Developing Effective Family-School Partnerships: What Can We Learn From Parents Whose Children Struggle with Reading?
9. Music play goes to preschool: a natural way to enhance emergent literacy
10. The  Power of Gesture in Teaching and Learning: Increasing Opportunities to Create Strategic Readers Through Explicit Strategy Instruction
11. Print vs. E-book as Mediating Tool for Shared Reading Social Interactions Between Infant and Caregiver: An Exploratory Study
12. iPads in the Middle and High School English Language Arts: Practices in Digital
13. Learning Looking for the Promised Land: Job and Interview Advice for Recent Graduates and Novice Teachers


Special Working Session for Educators Affiliated with Literacy Centers/Clinics

There will be a 2-hour literacy center/clinic special session to share practices of research,pedagogy, and teacher education based on the interests of those attending.

8:00 –   9:30 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:45 –   9:50 a.m. Welcome Address/Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Session 1
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Session 2
12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 –   1:50 p.m. Session 3
2:00 –   2:50 p.m. Session 4
2:50 –   3:15 p.m. Coffee/Snack Break
3:15 –   4:30 p.m. Keynote Address, Dr. Taffy Raphael, University of Illinois, Chicago


Conference Program
CLaRI Conference Flyer