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MidSouth Reading & Writing Institute
Dedicated to the memory of Maryann Manning
Come hear about the Maryann Manning Literacy Initiative and learn from our wonderful expert presenters
Janet Allen
Linda Hoyt
Constance Kamii
Charles Ghigna
Bob Wortman
Lester Laminack
Reba Wadsworth
Rick Shelton

Sessions on Common Core Standards, RTI, Constructivist Teaching, ESL, Digital Tools, Reading, Writing, and Learning, and Much More!

Thursday, June 19th

8:00-4:00 Registration

8:00-4:30 Exhibits

9:00-10:15 Keynote Speaker

l0:15-10:30 Break and Exhibits

l0:30-ll:20 Concurrent sessions

ll:20-ll:30 Break and Exhibits

ll:30-l2:20 Concurrent sessions

12:20-1:00 Lunch Break, Exhibits, and Book Signing

l:00-1:50 Concurrent sessions

l:50-2:00 Break and Exhibits

2:00-2:50 Concurrent sessions

2:50-3:00 Break and Exhibits

3:00-4:15 Closing session

*Featured Speakers (in the Library)

10:30 - Constance Kamii

11:30 - Charles Ghigna

1:00 - Janet Allen

2:00 - Linda Hoyt

*Author? - Book Signing in Exhibit Hall 10:15-4:15


Friday, June 20th

8:00-12:00 Registration

8:00-4:00 Exhibits

9:00-10:15 Keynote Speaker

l0:15-l0:30 Break and exhibits

l0:30 - 12:15

Grades P-2 sessions

Grades 3 & up sessions

12:15-1:00 Lunch Break, Exhibits, and Book Signing


Grades P-2 sessions

Grades 3 & up sessions

2:45-3:00 Break and exhibits

3:00-4:00 Closing session

4:00-4:15 Book Signing

Presenters for 2014

Janet Allen - International consultant, recognized for her literacy work with at-risk students, and author of numerous books on literacy

Linda Hoyt - Literacy expert, acclaimed author, one of most requested literacy speakers in the United States

Constance Kamii - World renowned expert on Jean Piaget and constructivist teaching

Bob Wortman - Educational consultant and popular literacy presenter

Lester Laminack - Literacy Specialist and author of numerous children's and professional books

Reba Wadsworth - Literacy Specialist and author of many Professional books on Literacy

Charles Ghigna - AKA Father Goose, Award winning Poet

Rick Shelton - Author and Writing Guru