Chavez Conference for Literacy and Educational Policy, May 1-2

Home|PRESS RELEASES|Chavez Conference for Literacy and Educational Policy, May 1-2

Chavez Conference for Literacy and Educational Policy, May 1-2

The Fresno State Chavez Conference for Literacy and Educational Policy will be May 1 and 2 in the Satellite Student Union. The event will feature Dr. Rebecca Rogers, author and vice-president of the Literacy Research Association. Presented by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, registration for the free, public conference is online at Chavez Conference.us or on-site. The conference begins at 2 p.m. Friday with a reception, followed by Rogers’ presentation at 4 p.m. Dinner at 6:45 p.m. will feature a talk by filmmaker Curtis Chin and a screening of the film “Tested.”  Workshops both days will address health and reading, La Llorona storytelling, pedagogy, the history of Columbus and music in literacy. At 9 a.m. Saturday, book publisher Shirin Yim Bridges will discuss female protagonists and Goosebottom Books. The conference’s final session from 10:30-11:45 a.m. will feature breakout sessions on teaching reading through singing, reading comprehension and literate families. INFO: Dr. Glenn DeVoogd at 559.278. 0279 or Chavez Conference.us. See full schedule.