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SXU to host Harvest Literacy Conference on Oct. 15

One-day conference to share literacy strategies with teachers, professionals, parents

Chicago (Sept. 12, 2008) The Saint Xavier University School of Education will host the Harvest Literacy Conference, a one-day conference to share literacy strategies with kindergarten through eighth grade teachers, professionals and parents. 

The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at SXU’s Orland Park campus, 18230 Orland Parkway.

Former International Reading Association president Richard Allington, Ph.D., will give the keynote address “Characteristics of Effective Teachers of Reading.” Allington, an education professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has co-authored two well-known books: “Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write” and “Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write.”

Additional speakers will focus on topics in literacy with practical suggestions for the classroom teacher. Please visit www.sxu.edu/harvest/schedule.asp for a complete listing of topics and speakers.

Saint Xavier University is an approved provider of CPDUs through the Illinois State Board of Education. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early bird registration is $100 by Friday, Sept. 25. Registration after Sept. 25 is $125. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and instructional and workshop materials. 

To register for the Harvest Literacy conference or for more information, please call (708) 802-6200. Participants also may register online at www.sxu.edu/harvest/register.asp or by printing and mailing a registration form at http://www.sxu.edu/SharedDocuments/ACASOE/HarvestLiteracyConferenceRegistration.pdf.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu