Saturday, February 7, 2015
Parents, grandparents, mentors, teachers, administrators and students interested in improving reading education for children are invited to attend "Celebrating Teachers. Celebrating Reading." from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Jacksonville University's Davis College of Business.
The University's School of Education is hosting the second annual Master of Education in Reading Education Conference, which is designed to bring new energy, ideas and colleagues together to support the important educational work of increasing children's reading and comprehension skills.
This event is free and open to the public.
Breakout sessions will include:
TEACHING READING WITH BOYS IN MIND: WHAT ALL TEACHERS AND PARENTS OF BOYS NEED TO KNOW — Jane Wilhelm, JU Graduate Student, M.Ed in Reading Education
WHAT TEACHERS REALLY WISH PARENTS KNEW: TAKEAWAYS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO BRIDGE SCHOOL AND HOME — Traci Black Salari, St. Mark's Learning Specialist Team Teacher
AREN'T ALL TEACHERS READING TEACHERS? TEACHING READING IN CONTENT AREA — Kelly Risdon, St. Mark's Sixth Grade Teacher
USING AUTHENTIC LITERATURE DURING READ ALOUDS: CAPITALIZING ON TEACHABLE MOMENTS — De Lyon, Voluntary Pre-K Director and Lead Teacher at St. Paul's Catholic School
TRANSFORMING YOUR LITERACY PRACTICES THROUGH PRACTITIONER INQUIRY — Dr. Andrea Thoermer, Step Up for Students
MAKE BIGGER DIFFERENCES IN THE FIELD OF READING EDUCATION WITH AN M.ED IN READING — Dr. Tammy Ryan, Jacksonville University School of Education
JU's School of Education has a proud tradition of supporting teachers' learning goals and professional development, and in partnering in the foundational education of children.
The conference is at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Dr. Tammy Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 256-7768. Please leave name(s) and affiliation after the phone number.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free!
Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2015:
- February 14-16
Presidents Day weekend
- April 18-19
opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25
National Park Service Birthday
- September 26
National Public Lands Day
- November 11
The purpose of the Jacksonville Science Festival is to expose all students to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) in ways that are up close and personal through many interactive experiences and games designed for fun and learning. Booths will feature activities and exhibits driven by problem-solving, creative-thinking and project-inquiry based learning. The festival acts as a platform that encourages participants to actively engage their project, to find a solution. More than just a showcase of science exhibits, the Jacksonville Science Festival promises to be a fun and dynamic learning experience for the entire community.
www.jacksonvillezoo.org 904-757-4463370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
www.themosh.org 904-396-MOSH (6674)1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra www.jaxsymphony.org
This early childhood literacy & music program is designed to increase arts access for preschoolers and foster a love of reading through music. This interactive musical presentation stimulates the imagination with a story combined with music and engages them in active listening. Admission is FREE.
Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 11 a.m., Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266