Educators’ workshop coming to UW-Green Bay campus

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Institute for Learning Partnership announced its 11th annual Fall Conference, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

This year’s conference theme is “Closing the Achievement Gap through Literacy Leadership,” lead by keynote speaker Ellin Keene on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Keene is the director of research and development for the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition and is senior adviser to Heinemann Professional Development. Along with extensive work in the classroom, she has also written three books and numerous chapters for textbooks and journals.

The Thursday evening presentation will be centered on the topic of “Literacy Comprehension and the Development of the Intellect,” focusing on how to transform literacy lessons from ordinary to extraordinary for all types of students. The evening’s events begin with a Showcase of Educators from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., highlighting the literacy research of area educators, with the keynote speech by Keene from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday’s seminar begins at 7:30 a.m. with another presentation by Keene called “Critical Questions in Literacy Leadership.” Keene will address the different questions involved in literacy instruction. The day continues with two breakout sessions led by local educators, followed by a literacy demonstration by Keene with a group of local children until 2:30 p.m.

Members of each school district are encouraged to attend both the Thursday keynote speech and the Friday workshops. The program is free and open to the public.

Visit for more information on this event, including descriptions of the speakers and topics. Register online or call (920) 465-2480.