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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICESSCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES >  EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2014
Education Conference 2014
Preparing Learners for the 21st Century


Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sewall Center, Moon Township Campus
6001 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108

With Strands in:
  • Literacy
  • Common Core
  • Teaching and Technology

Documentation for Professional Development (Act 48) through your school district or intermediate unit will be provided.

Registration Fee $69  ($25 for Students)
Fee includes Registration, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Closing Reception
 

Conference Secretary: Renee Augostine
augostine@rmu.edu, or 412-397-5254



TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE -- SUBJECT TO CHANGE

8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

Session 1A:  8:30-9:30 a.m.—Keynote Speaker:  Dave Crawley

International Suite

Session 1B: 8:30-9:30 a.m.—Keynote Speaker: Chris Harrington, iNALCOL

Dining Room A/B

 

International Suite

Dining Room C

Dining Room A/B

2nd Floor Joe Walton Stadium

9:30 - 10:15

 

Session 2

(2A)

WORKSHOP #1

 

 

Drowning in Data—Starving for Information

 

Dr. Wendy S. Farone

Educational Consultant Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

 

 

 

 

 

(2B)

WORKSHOP #2

 

 

Fluency Strategies

 

 

 

Maria Paluselli

Learning Support Teacher

Pine-Richland School District

(2C)

WORKSHOP  #3

 

Defining Close Reading as an Outcome toward the PA Core Standards

 

 

Chris Caton

Director of K-12 Instruction and Curriculum

Moon Area School District


 

 

(2D)

The Online Classroom and the Secondary Student

 

Dr. Larry Tomei

Vice-President/Associate Provost

Robert Morris University

10:30 - 11:15

 

Session 3

(3A)

Rethinking Computer Applications for the 21st Century

 

Carolyn Cusick

Upper Saint Clair School District

 

11:30 - 12:15

 

Session 4

(4A)

 

Using Supplemental Materials to Enhance Reading K-6

 

Amanda Bower

Greg Curtain

Kayleigh Dickie

Christina Imhoff

 

(4B)

 

There's a book for that: Bibliotherapy for parents and teachers

 

Dr. Mary Ann Rafoth

Dean of School of Education and Social Sciences

Robert Morris University

(4C)

 

Non-Fiction

Comprehension Strategies for Middle School  Readers

 

Emily Kirkham

Reading Specialist

Mt. Lebanon School District, Mellon Middle School

 

(4D)

 

The Flipped Classroom

 

Bonnie Pazin

Fox Chapel High School

12:30-1:30 p.m .—Lunch

 

1:40-2:25

 

Session 5

(5A)

 

Adaptive Technology in Literacy

 

 

Vicki Donne, Ph.D

Robert Morris University

(5B)

 

Managing iPads in the 21st Century Classroom

 

 

Kathy Curran

Coordinator of Academic Technology and Instructional Services

North Allegheny School District

 

(5C)

 

Common Core Literacy for ELLs: Making ELA Standards Accessible to Our LEP Student

 

Kim Hite

Brentwood School District

 

 

 

2:30 p.m.—Closing:  Door Prizes and Evaluations