2014 Midsouth Reading and Writing Insitute

2013-Midsouth-Conference-Attendees2013 Midsouth Institute

The 2014 MidSouth Reading and Writing Institute will take place on June 19th and 20th at Trace Crossings Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the institute and is dedicated to the memory of Maryann Manning.

The early bird rate is $100 if registered by May 1st.  Inquire about special rates for schools and school systems.

Visit the conference website for more details. Still have questions?  Contact Sue Seay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

2014 Conference presenters included:

  • 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
  • Bob Wortman - this very popular literacy presenter is back with us this year!
  • Lester Laminack - , Literacy Specialist and popular 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

 

Drs. Christensen, Kohler, Aldridge, and Kilgo presented at the American Educational Research Association on "Faces of Poverty Related to Children's Identity: Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark, Working toward Equality".

Drs. Christensen, Kohler, Aldridge, and Kilgo presented at the American Educational Research Association on "Faces of Poverty Related to Children's Identity:  Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark, Working toward Equality".

Drs. Christensen, Kohler, and Kirkland attended the Publication Committee meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International.

Drs. Christensen, Kohler, and Kirkland attended the Publication Committee meeting of the Association for Childhood Education International.

Corilyn Ott, an Early Childhood Education Ph.D doctoral student, presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

Corilyn Ott, an ECE Ph.D. doctoral student, along with Drs. Ivankova and Snyder, presented at the American Educational Research Association on "Do I Belong? Developing Social Belonging in Children Who Are Homeless: A Multi-Case Study".

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C & I faculty and students present at 2013 Urban Sites Network Conference.

C & I was well represented at the 2013 Urban Sites Network Conference.  Presentations from the department included:
  • Sharon Abrams, ECE Doctoral Student-Roundtable Leader
  • Drs. Lois Christensen and Tondra Loder-Jackson-The Civil Rights Movement Pre-Conference Session
  • Drs. Tonya Perry and Bruce McComiskey-Common Core State Standards Pre-Conference Session
  • Jennifer Summerlin-"The Modern Day Slave Trade: Potential Uses of Powerful Literary Pieces in Understanding and Promoting Social Acceptance in the 21st Century Classroom Community"
  • Terry Harbison, Calvin Woodruff, Anne Kreider, Laura Ashley Missildine, & Tia Rutledge, Graduate Students from UAB-"A Place for Young Adult Literature:  A Beginning Teacher's Perspective"
  • Jasmine Clisby, Katie Mullinax, Katie Tibbett, Tiffany Ellis, Denise Ingram, and Laura Ashley Missildine-"Implementing Differentiation in the Secondary School Classroom
  • Jeremiah Clabough, Susan Seay, & Nefertari Yancie-"The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword:  Writing Activities with Issues of Social Justice"

Dr. Grace Jepkemboi has been elected to the Association for Childhood Education International Board of Directors as Member at Large


grace jepkemboi headshotDr. Grace JepkemboiDr. Grace Jepkemboi has been elected to the Association for Childhood Education International Board of Directors as Member at Large. Dr. Jepkemboi is an assistant professor in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. She also began the Kenya Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization targeting families and children in Kenya effected by HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Kay Emfinger received the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Education.

emfinger presidents awardDr. Kay Emfinger received the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for the School of Education.