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Educators Invited to 6th Annual Fontbonne Literacy Institute

ST. LOUIS — Fontbonne University will welcome educators to its 6th annual summer literacy institute Monday, July 11, through Thursday, July 14. The institute will take place at Parkway West High School, 14653 Clayton Rd., Ballwin, Mo., and will focus on the topic of teaching reading as inquiry in grades K-12.

The institute will feature two presenters, Kelley Gallagher and Heidi Mills. Gallagher is the author of three books on reading and is a full-time high school teacher in Anaheim, Ca. Mills is a professor of elementary and language and literacy education at the University of South Carolina and has devoted her career to collaborative inquiry. In addition to their insight, participants will gain the following, and more:
  • Practical, classroom strategies for assessing reading comprehension
  • Proven classroom engagements for teaching reading comprehension strategies
  • Information from recent research and professional publications about the teaching and assessment of reading
  • Support from national speakers, area teacher leaders, and colleagues
  • Ideas to take back to your own classroom and your colleagues
This event is recommended to classroom teachers and teacher certification candidates, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum coordinators, and building and district administrators. The registration fee is $350 per person with group rates available, and the course includes a mandatory pre-institute session at Fontbonne. Participants may also receive course credit for an additional fee. To register or to receive additional information, contact Betty Geeser at or 314-889-4536.

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