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Adolescent literacy focus of McKay School of Education conference in Salt Lake March 5-7

The Brigham Young University David O. McKay School of Education Alumni Board, inconjunction with the McKay School Center for the Improvement of TeacherEducation and Schooling, is sponsoring the first bi-annualliteracy conference titled, "The Literacy Promise — Opening Doors for theAdolescent Learner" Wednesday through Friday, March 5-7, at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

More than 900 Mountain West educators are scheduled to attend theconference.

Research indicates that adolescent students are challenged as they try tocomprehend materials they are expected to read to succeed in school. Thisconference will train educators on adolescent literacy issues and strategies.

Presenters are recognized educators andresearchers from across the nation and will present such topics as "The Adolescent Brain: AWork in Progress," "Redefining Literacy for the21st Century," "Creating Schools with aCommitment to Literacy: Steps and Tools that Support the Journey," "Adolescent Literacy: Fact,Fiction, and Future" and "Beating the Odds with All Students: Choosing Instructional Strategies thatMake a Difference."

For more information, contact Shauna Valentine at 801-422-8562 or Roxanna Johnson at 801-368-0002.

Writer: Roxanna Johnson

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