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2017 WLU Summer Institute

Schedule of Events

Summer Institute Program

Thursday, July 20

10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration
 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Eye Movement Miscue Analysis (EMMA)
Researchers (all are welcome to attend)
 11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Preconference Workshop (tickets required, includes lunch)
  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Reception with Mariachi Estrellas De Tucson
   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Opening Session: Marissa Moss


Friday, July 21

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Coffee/Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.General Session: Curtis Acosta
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Symposium and Museum Session
12:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon: Jewell Parker Rhodes (tickets required)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   A Breakout Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.B Breakout Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.C Breakout Sessions
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Reception at Worlds of Words, University of Arizona
(free admission, donations accepted)

Saturday, July 22

 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Coffee/Continental Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Registration 
  8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.General Session: Deborah Wells Rowe
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   D Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.E Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own (restaurant list)
  1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.F Breakout Sessions
 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.G Breakout Sessions
  4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Delegates Assembly w/Refreshments (all are welcome to attend)
  5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.Closing General Session: Perry Gilmore


Special Connections

Session Strands

ECEAEarly Childhood Strand
Features sessions for early childhood educators and is sponsored by the NCTE Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA).

  • Inviting Young Students into Critical Literacy through Reading, Writing, Drawing, and Drama
  • Global Conversation on Multilingualism and Multi-literacy

Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)
CELTCELT engages in education development and research in a consulting capacity for educational institutions and features sessions for teacher educators and curriculum specialists.

  • Let's Stop Reacting to Attacks on Education and Demand that Education Be Recognized as the Right of Every Child.
  • Frames Matter: Investigating the Perceived Effects of Reading Process Knowledge on Educators Professional Practices
  • Global Professional Development Fostering Diverse Conversations

Book Drive
We will be having a book drive for classroom libraries in Navajo Nation schools. Bring along new and gently used children's books to help grow these collections.


Thursday Reception
Join us as we kick off the conference with a reception featuring Mariachi Estrellas De Tucson, a new community youth group in Tucson, Arizona. Members range in age from 9-14 years and directed by Jaime Valenzuela with instructors Rudy Valenzuala and David Gill.

Mariachi Estrellas De Tucson

Symposium and Museum Session
Friday, July 21, 2017, 9:3011:45 a.m.
Our Friday morning symposium and museum session invite participants to explore topics in-depth and through firsthand experiences. These sessions are offered at the same time so that they are not competing with breakout sessions.


Friday WOW Reception
Friday, July 21, 2017, 6:157:15 p.m. at the Worlds of Words University of Arizona College of Education. 

During the event we will honor Kenneth and Yetta Goodman and showcase a display from The Kenneth and Yetta Goodman Collection (1953-2015) from the University of Arizona Library Special Collections documenting their professional miscue research. 

Free admission, donations accepted. 



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