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Reading Conference

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Senate Resolution No. 70 created the Task Force on Reading Curriculum and Instruction to conduct a study to gain data on the teaching of reading and the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA).

Based upon its findings, the task force recommended that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, in conjunction with higher education institutions, offer an annual reading conference for school teachers, administrators and higher education faculty that is focused on substantive reading professional development and curriculum alignment, effecting emergent and conventional reading.

Past conference literacy topics have included literacy development, technology, culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, tools and practices.



2018 Conference Information
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
PHF Conference Center
655 Research Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Save-the-Date (PDF, 88k)
Online Registration (external link, opens in new window)
Agenda (PDF, 139k)
Breakout Sessions (PDF, 57k)

2018 Conference Overview
Plugging In to Literacy (PDF, 81k)

2018 Conference Speaker Information

  Dan Gillmor
Digital Media Leader and Leading Journalist at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication





Conference Podcasts and Material Archives

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2017 Conference Information
Looking Back...Moving Forward (PDF, 317k)

2016 Conference Information
Presentation: Proven Strategies to Strengthen Struggling Readers (PDF, 375k)

2014 Conference Information
Essential Elements of Fostering and Teaching Reading Comprehension (external PDF)
Comprehension Assessment Simulation (PDF, 82k)
Qualitative Analyses of Text Complexity (PDF, 302k)
Readability Presentation (PDF, 549k)
Science and Literacy (external link)
Tools for Improving Reading Comprehension (PPT, 3.9m)

2013 Conference
Dr. Richard Allington's Conference Materials:
Ten Principles for Looking at Reading Lessons (PDF, 44k)
Summer Reading – Some are reading, some are not (PDF, 206k)
Evaluating Reading Interventions Using Research-Based Features Analysis (PDF, 24k)
Dr. Michael McKenna's Conference Materials:
Assessment in an RTI Environment (PPTX, 3.5m)