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2017 WLU Summer Institute

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, July 20

10:00 a.m. – 8:30 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 w/Entertainment
   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: Joseph Bruchac (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
  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.

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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