Mount St. Joseph University

Mount Hosts Fall Reading Conference

Academics, Education, Educational Studies, Master of Arts: Initial Teacher Licensure Programs, Master of Arts: Reading Science, Master of Arts: Teacher Advancement Programs, School of Education, Department of Graduate Education

By: Megan Simmermeyer

File Under: education, international dyslexia association, reading, reading conference, reading science

The Mount’s Reading Science program presents the fall reading conference “Powerful Reading Interventions,” which will feature a keynote address and breakout sessions to empower teachers and educators from the area to further their knowledge on how to help children who struggle with reading.

The conference will be held on the University’s campus on October 21, 2017, and is joint sponsored by the MSJ Reading Science program and the Southern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

IDA President Dr. Kennetha Schmits will initiate the event, extending a warm welcome to all participants. After the welcome, Dr. Amy Murdoch, Reading Science professor and program director at the Mount, will honor retired Mount faculty member Dr. Richard Sparks for his contributions to the Reading Science field during his career. Dr. Murdoch will also give the keynote address, “Designing Powerful Reading Interventions.”

Following Dr. Murdoch’s keynote address, conference participants will have the option of attending breakout sessions located across campus. Each breakout session focuses on advancing educators’ and teachers’ knowledge in regard to supporting children who struggle with reading.

The presenters of the breakout sessions include MSJ faculty & adjunct professors, Mount Reading Science alumni, and other area reading experts. The sessions will be offered over the course of three time slots, each approximately an hour long, and will feature topics like comprehension, English language learners, Orton Gillingham, reading/writing connection, and more.

Over the course of the day, participants in the conference will receive important reading science information from the keynote address as well as the breakout sessions, and there will be ample opportunities to interact with professionals in the field. The conference events combine into an overall rich and varied learning experience.

Registration for “Powerful Reading Interventions” is open now on the IDA website.

And for more information regarding the Mount’s own Reading Science program, including a list of states and territories where a Reading Science degree is accepted, visit the Reading Science webpage. The fully online program offers an Ohio Reading Endorsement, Dyslexia Certificate, or Master’s degree for professional educators who wish to further their degree. A new cohort begins each semester in January, May, and August.

To learn more about other graduate teaching programs, visit the Master of Arts: Teacher Advancement Programs and Master of Arts: Initial Teacher Licensure Programs webpages.