If you have been wondering whether there is anything new in reading and writing instruction, you can find out next month. On Saturday, Nov. 2, “Traditions to Innovation: What’s New in Reading/Writing Instruction?” a CUNY Conference on Best Practices in Reading/Writing Instruction addresses the topic.
The conference, which will display publishers’ exhibits, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY. Attendees should register by email through Marilyn Maiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or onsite (breakfast and lunch will be served). Registration deadline is Oct. 25.
Dr. George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies is the keynote speaker. A host of presenters from different academic institutions such as Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, Lehman College, and York College, will address such interesting topics as:
- How Are Chalk and Erasers Relevant in the 21st Century Classroom?
“Get Back to Basics”; “Teaching Unplugged: Getting Neural Networks Off the Net”
- Some New and Interesting Pedagogies
“Can Mobile Apps Help Adult ESL Learners Overcome Grammar Errors?”; “Creating an Egalitarian Pedagogy”
- A Translingual Approach to Reading and Writing Instruction
- What’s Happening with Tech in the Classroom?
“Extended Classroom: Using e-Portfolios and Blogs for Assignments and Interaction”; “Huck Finn and Hashtags: An Exploration of Digital Citizenship”
- A Consideration of Language Acquisition
“Does Mode of Input Affect Comprehension of Texts?”; “Technology Versus Humanism in the Reading/Writing Classroom”
Whether you teach using the latest multimedia technology or traditional chalkboards, this conference is for you. To get more information or to register, contact Marilyn Maiz at email@example.com.