Language arts conference to feature nationally known textbook author, invites Western Pacific educators
The 35th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference opens Nov. 18 at the University of Guam Tan Lam Pek Kim English and Communications Building.
On Nov. 19, the conference will be held at the RIHGA Royal Laguna Resort and will feature guest speaker Kevin Colleary, a nationally known elementary-school textbook author. Colleary will speak at 8:30 a.m.
Colleary is an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in New York. His research and publications focus on social studies education, knowledge curricula, content area reading, critical thinking, digital literacy, second-language learners, diversity issues, best practices in teaching and learning, and helping teachers understand how to develop content driven literacy instruction at all grades.
Colleary’s most recent publication is “Ensuring a Better Future: Why Social Studies Matters” published by Gibbs-Smith Education. He is also an author of elementary-level textbook programs published by McGraw-Hill Education.
Colleary received his bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College in Albany, New York. He earned both his master’s and doctorate in education from Harvard University.
The annual event allows Western Pacific educators opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in literacy. The theme this year is “Recharting Known Shores of Literacy.”
The conference is organized by the Division of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Guam and co-sponsored by the Guam International Reading Association.
How to register: Same-day and early registration are offered. Visit uog.edu/lac for the direct link to the registration page