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NorCal College Reading Conference 2012

"A Brave New World of Text: Engaging Students in Reading"


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The Northern California College Reading Association

Spring Conference

Friday, March 9th, 8:00am-3:30pm

De Anza College in Cupertino


Join your reading colleagues to participate in the Northern California Reading conference. Faculty, staff, tutors, students, or professionals with experience and knowledge about college reading are all welcome. Register by Feb. 28th to receive a discount.


Conference Agenda (Tentative Schedule):

8:00am-9:00am        Registration and Welcome

9:00-10:00am           Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Andersen Francis, “Been There, Done That,

Let’s Do it Again: Teaching Vocabulary in the College Classroom”

10:15-11:15am         Breakout Session 1

Meryl Siegal “Integrating Reading and Writing”

Sarah Prasad “The New Yorker as Text”

Kiran Malavade “Reading Apprenticeship”

Nita Martin “Integrating Reading and Writing”

11:30-12:30              Breakout Sesson 2

Serena Chu “Practical Reading Activities for Every Classroom"

Kristin Skager & Jill Quigley Holistic Assessment Practices: Integrating Reading into the Portfolio Process

Whitney Clay and Nicole Rua “Beyond the Sea of Text: Online Reading Instruction that Speaks to Struggling Readers”

Elizabeth Walker “A Bite Out of the Elephant: Teaching Reading and Writing with Difficult Texts”

12:30-1:00pm           Lunch and NCCRA business meeting

1:15pm                     Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Roberge “Understanding and Supporting

                                 Immigrant Students’ Academic Literacy Development”

2:15-3:15pm             Breakout Session 3

                                Veronica Acevedo Avila, Kristin Skager, Sue Yoes “Reading at the Crux of

                                Higher Level Institutions”


                                Lenice Wilson and Pam Huntington “Reading…It’s More Than Just

                                ‘Ink on Paper’"


                                Anne Argyriou “Mindset: The Hidden Factor in Student Success”

3:15-3:30pm            Wrap up and Conference Evaluations


To register do the following:

1) Complete the registration information form

2) Print the form and mail with payment, check payable to the NCCRA:

Alison Kuehner, NCCRA Co-President

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

         * Early bird special: register by Feb 28th: $45

         * Registration from March 1st - March 9th: $55

Questions?: Contact

Registration Form

Schedule at a Glance

Map of Campus

Directions to De Anza

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Last Updated: 2/17/12