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Early Literacy Summit

The Heart of the Matter: Relationship and Imagination in Early Childhood Education

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Participants listen intently to a presenter.Join Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture program for our 18th annual Early Literacy Summit. This one-day gathering of early literacy professionals includes a feature session by Patsy Cooper, author of When Stories Come to School and The Classrooms All Young Children Need, as well as breakout sessions led by School Literacy and Culture staff, mentors and guests.

This year’s offerings will appeal to teachers, administrators and parents as School Literacy and Culture explores the vital significance of building positive relationships with students in the classroom and with parents as educational partners. We will also take a deep dive into the foundational role that imagination plays, not only in creative thinking, but in developing symbolic thought necessary for reading and writing. Breakout sessions will include School Literacy and Culture’s renowned storytelling curriculum for first-time attendees and a variety of sessions addressing special interests such as developmentally appropriate learning centers in an early childhood classroom, incorporating literacy across the curriculum, the role of play in the classroom, project-based learning, and the development of self-regulation and executive functioning in young children.

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Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Anderson-Clarke Center, Rice University
Registration: FULL 

Registration Rates

Individuals: $109 by November 4; $129 after November 4
Groups: $99 for six or more teachers from one campus by November 4; $119 after November 4

For administrators attending with six or more teachers, please email slc@rice.edu for a discount code for a free registration.

Please Note: 

  • Participants must use individual email addresses to register. A general school email address will not be accepted. 
  • The “Pay by Check” option is available only to those schools or districts who will need to submit a purchase order. All other participants must select the online payment option.  All checks must be received by December 12, 2016 in order to attend the conference.

This event is now full. Please feel free to join our mailing list for more information about future programming. 

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