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June 18-21, 2012
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A Conference Like No Other! • Size – Unlike typical conferences, Judson is limiting registration to a maximum of 200 participants (100 registration slots for teachers in grades K-3 and 100 slots for teachers in grades 4-8). This conference allows teachers to actually talk with the speakers — an opportunity quickly lost in large crowds at conferences.
• Peace of Mind – You won’t have to fight for a seat after you have paid good money to attend. At the Literacy in Motion Conference, teachers select either a K-3 program or a 4-8 program. Attendees are guaranteed the opportunity to attend every session geared to their grade-level grouping — and are promised a seat! • Convenience – Located right on the Judson University campus at I-90 and Rte. 31 in Elgin, we are easy to find. A wide range of hotels and restaurants are nearby. • Price – Teachers often pay $200 to attend a one-day national seminar that provides only one speaker and no meals. How about four days, loads of speakers, and four fabulous meals for a very reasonable price! Those who register by April 20, 2012 may attend for $265! Parking is FREE!
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• Schedule – Every day is totally different! Day One features an overthe-top opening keynote and full breakfast followed by two half-day workshops. Day Two allows participants to hear author/ illustrator keynotes before moving to breakout sessions focused on using the keynote speakers’ books in the classroom. Day Three offers 75-minute sessions in the morning and an afternoon workshop. Day Four concludes with a dynamic half-day workshop and our “Great Give-Aways.” Lunch is provided Monday-Wednesday.
Creekside South Education Building 1151 N. State Street | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847.628.1105 | Fax 847.628.1106 WWW.JUDSONU.EDU/LITERACYINMOTION ATTEND THIS FOUR-DAY EVENT AND EARN 18 CPDUs OR ENROLL FOR GRADUATE CREDIT! www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion
MONDAY — JUNE 18, 2012 — LIGHTING A FIRE FOR LITERACY! FUN WITH FORD AT BREAKFAST
Dr. Michael Ford follows in a long line of dynamic opening speakers for Literacy in Motion because Judson University knows how to start a day (or a conference) off right! Mike’s keynote “Don’t Forget the FUNdamentals: Remembering What’s Really Important in Literacy Programs” is guaranteed to hit a high note with our conferees. As educators struggle to cope with the day by day demands of the classroom while defending against pressures from the outside, what is truly important in literacy programs can often be overlooked and forgotten. Students become readers because of their relationships with books and the people who teach them to read books. Let’s rediscover what is truly “FUN”damental by seizing our first moments together and experiencing what is at the heart of the best reading programs.
MORE OF MIKE
Ever hear a great speaker present a session and wish it wasn’t over? At LIM 2012, we continue our tradition of holding the keynote speaker over for the rest of the day. Dr. Ford will be working with both our K-3 group and our 4-8 group throughout the day in a workshop entitled “Learning from the Best: What Exemplary Teachers Can Teach Us about Best Literacy Practices.” These BOOKS AND sessions will actively involve participants in examining research based on the BEYOND practices of high impact, exemplary teachers. Practical ideas for enhancing literacy programs will be shared. The K-3 workshop will focus on eight key principles: instructional balance, high density, scaffolding, self-regulation, integration, high expectations, engagement, and articulation. The 4-8 workshop will focus on key insights related to instructional philosophy, instructional methods, engagement techniques, and personal qualities. In both workshops, classroom-tested model lessons which can be easily modified for a variety of classroom contexts will be demonstrated.
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WRITING WITH RUTH CULHAM
The queen of every good “trait” in the writing world is arriving at Judson at last! The delightful Ruth Culham will be presenting “The Traits of Writing” in workshops for all conferees. The first time a young writer picks up a pen or pencil to capture an idea on paper using pictures and imitations of letters and words, he or she is writing. The following traits are terms teachers can use with them right from the start: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions (and presentation). Using developmentally appropriate scoring guides to understand how early writing works, participants at this workshop will discover how easy it is to infuse the traits into conversations and lessons about writing. No need to be nervous about teaching writing and getting great results. So much has changed and been developed over the past several years for teachers using the traits in grades 4-8. New scoring guides, new ways of organizing the day, week, month, and entire school year are now available and easy to implement. Writing folders, writing workshop, writing process, and writing traits are just what teachers need to make writing one of the most enjoyable and productive classes to teach. LITERACY IN MOTION 2012 | 2
TUESDAY — JUNE 19, 2012 — AUTHORS ... ILLUSTRATORS ... BOOKS! MATH DEBUTS AT LITERACY IN MOTION
What’s the goal, to make kids good in reading or good in math? The answer is neither. The goal is to make them smart! Join NY Times best-selling author Greg Tang for “The Art of Smart”as he introduces a new teaching paradigm that develops critical thinking skills in every student. See how great books, new technology, and thoughtful teaching can combine to make kids smarter!
JOAN BAUER WILL TURN YOU INSIDE OUT
One of the most award-winning authors of books for teens on any continent, Joan Bauer, will join the Judson crowd on Tuesday for what promises to be a powerful keynote address—“What They’ve Got Inside.” Joan will discuss resilience, hope, humor, and baked goods— and she promises to reveal the hidden key in her stories that can help young people unlock the best of what they’ve got inside.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!
Everyone loves Tuesdays at Literacy in Motion as we expand the bookstore hours and shop ’til we drop. One team of Judson alumni has been hard at work using Greg Tang’s books all year long; what did they discover and how will it work in your K-3 classroom? Join Megan Truax ’10, Sarah Howe ’11, Erica de Muir ’12, and their principal Lindsay Allen ’12 to find out! de Muir, Truax, Meanwhile, Melissa Leisner, Amy Bender, and Nancy Kalush— Allen, & Howe all 2011 alumni—have spent the year all aglow in the love and laughter of Joan Bauer books. What did their students have to say? What exciting activities and projects did they discover that will translate well into your 4th – 8th grade classroom? Which Joan Bauer book should you read first, and which titles did these ladies love best of all? Leisner, Bender, & Kalush
Drs. Biggs-Tucker and Walther, our dynamic book talking duo, are back to help you spend your money again this year! Hide the credit cards—here come the latest and greatest new releases that you just have to have. According to our conference evaluations, nobody does it better than these ladies, so we’ll know you’ll be excited to find them doing what they do Drs. Maria Walther & so well again for the 2012 conference. Karen Biggs-Tucker www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 20, 2012 — ON THE MOVE CELEBRATING PRIMARY WRITERS
Celebration is the fuel behind joyful, confident, and independent writers. In this dynamic session, Ruth Ayres, author of Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop through 180 Days of Reflective Practice, considers how celebration makes an impact on young writers. Ruth will present conferees with ideas for a wide variety of celebrations including some with classmates and families as well as e-celebrations using technology.
A PRIMARY CONVERSION STORY
Graphic novels – what are they? “Violent Japanese comic books for sixth-grade boys” is the typical answer. First-grade teacher Nicole Senn ’11 spent a year-long journey discovering a whole new world that changed her as a teacher and as a reader – and more importantly lit a first-grade fire in many of her reluctant readers. Listening to the details of her conversion story – and hearing about some great graphic novels for primary students – may make you a convert as well!
GRAPPLING WITH GRAMMAR
Students’ grammatical skills seem to erode each year as they spend more and more time texting, e-mailing, and communicating on social networks. Illinois Reading Educator of the Year Valerie Cawley could just as well be “Writing Teacher of the Year,” and she has answers. In this session, she will provide effective strategies to enhance grammar instruction in grades 4-8 through the teaching of writing.
MOTIVATING 4-8 READERS AND WRITERS
There are three types of motivation that can be used to support students’ learning in the classroom: extrinsic, intrinsic, and motivation to learn. In this engaging session, master teacher and motivator Dr. Jill Cole will demonstrate how each can be used effectively to create lifelong readers and writers. Some of the topics that will be discussed include using mentor texts, the workshop framework, and assessment of student learning.
JERRY JOHNS JOINS JUDSON FOR LIM
Judson University is extremely proud to have former president of the International Reading Association and Distinguished teaching Professor Emeritus from Northern Illinois University—Dr. Jerry Johns—with us for an entire afternoon to present the workshop “Pathways to Reclaiming Comprehension and Advancing Instruction in Fluency.” Journey with Jerry to explore and deepen your understanding of comprehension and the common core state standards. You will also learn about six reader types in fluency and how to make instruction responsive to those reader types.
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THURSDAY — JUNE 21, 2012 — FINISHING STRONG KICK-OFF THE FINAL DAY WITH KEVIN CORDI
Those who have attended Literacy in Motion in the past know that we always save a “secret weapon” speaker for the final day! Just when you’re wearing down—we rev you back up again, and this year will be our most exciting yet as we invite international storyteller Kevin Cordi to present “Story Power: Reclaiming Story in your Classroom.” In this highly interactive workshop the audience will experience both story making and storytelling techniques that can be used with students. As teachers study this rich meaning-making tool, they will learn firsthand how to become storytellers for their students as well as listeners to their students’ stories; teachers will discover how Kevin Cordi to use the rich narratives of their students to build story-based classrooms and to help students become energized and involved through opportunities to work imaginatively and cooperatively. During this workshop Kevin will model, practice, and examine how stories are used in three ways: stories for community building, stories for creating curriculum, and stories for inquiry.
WONDERING ABOUT… …Handouts? Every effort is made to secure from our speakers any handouts pertinent to their presentations at the Literacy in Motion Conference. One of the ways we are able to keep the cost of the conference so reasonable is by posting handouts at the conference website main page for interested participants. Handouts are posted as soon as we receive them from our speakers and remain up for two weeks following the conference. ...Graduate Credit? Graduate credit (1-3 hours) is available for the Literacy in Motion Conference. All pertinent information for registering and explanations of requirements can be accessed via the main conference page at www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion. …the Master of Education in Literacy Program at Judson U? The program we call “MLIT” has quickly achieved a reputation as the premiere Masters program in Northern Illinois in the field of literacy—drawing not only first-time masters students but teachers pursuing a second masters degree as well! This one-year degree program is geared for highly professional teachers who are passionate about improving their instruction.
Judson University’s Master of Education in Literacy Program If you’re passionate about inspiring students to become lifelong readers and writers and have the motivation to complete an accelerated degree program – you belong in the Master of Education in Literacy program at Judson University. Designed for practicing classroom teachers, our program allows you to quickly cultivate the skills and knowledge that will build a fire for reading and writing in the hearts and minds of your students. You’ll also learn the basic principles and instructional approaches needed to successfully teach your students who are second-language learners. Both practical and stimulating, the Judson program is grounded in time-tested, research-based literacy practices.
“As both a language arts and social studies teacher, the MLIT Program took me to a higher level both in my classroom and in my professional career.”
Bernotas Middle School, Crystal Lake “All of the instructors were top-notch; they pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone and challenge myself which allowed me to grow exponentially as a teacher.”
Fox Chase School, Oswego
W W W. J U D S O N U. E D U / L I T E R AC YM A S T E R www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012 7:30-8:30 A.M.
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE “Don’t Forget the FUNdamentals” by Mike Ford
10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. WORKSHOPS
K-3 with Mike Ford 4-8 with Ruth Culham
COOK-OUT at JUDSON in/outside of the Campus Dining Room BOOK SALES
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
K-3 with Ruth Culham 4-8 with Mike Ford
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 8:00-8:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE with Greg Tang
Using Greg Tang’s Books in the K-3 Classroom —L. Allen, E. de Muir, S. Howe, and M. Truax
Hot New Reads for 4-8 Readers —Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker
11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. KEYNOTE with Joan Bauer 12:00-1:30 P.M.
BOOK SALES (AUTOGRAPHING 12:00-12:30 P.M.)
GOURMET BOX LUNCH in the Campus Dining Room
Using Joan Bauer’s Books in the 4-8 Classroom —Melissa Leisner, Amy Bender, & Nancy Kalush
Best New Books for K-3 Readers —Dr. Maria Walther
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 8:30-8:40 A.M.
HOUSEKEEPING/ORIENTATION for “Moving Through the Sessions”
11:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M. LUNCHEON in Campus Dining Room 1:00-3:30 P.M.
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012 8:30-8:45 A.M.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & GREAT “GIVE-AWAYS!”
8:45 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
WORKSHOP with Kevin Cordi
CLOSING, CPDUs, EVALUATION, GREAT “GIVE-AWAYS,” 2013 CONFERENCE PREVIEW!
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
LITERACY IN MOTION 2013
PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR JUNE 17-20, 2013 www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion
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Return a copy of this form and submit payment to: ATTN: Ramona Baerwolf Graduate Programs in Education Judson University 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123 847.628.1105 | Fax: 847.628.1106 www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyinMotion
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Meals include a plated breakfast and lunch cook-out on Monday, gourmet boxed lunch on Tuesday, and luncheon buffet on Wednesday. Please indicate if you prefer a vegetarian box lunch. ___ vegetarian box lunch REGISTRATION: You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your registration has been processed. Conference materials will be mailed to your home address in June. Registration includes all sessions, workshops, keynotes, and autographing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as one breakfast and three lunches.
Postmarked on or before April 20, 2012 $265
Postmarked after April 20, 2012 $290
Registration Deadline – individuals interested in registering after June 1, 2012, should call 847.628.1105 to confirm space availability prior to registering. No on-site registrations will be possible for this event. Special Accommodations – individuals who need any form of special accommodations must make detailed and specific requests in writing to the Office of Graduate Programs in Education at least four weeks prior to the conference. Cancellation/Refund Policy – Requests must be made in writing by June 1, 2012. ATTN: Ramona Baerwolf, Graduate Programs in Education, Judson University, 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123.
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