Feb. 3, Thursday — Education experts will address approaches to
improving academic literacy — the level of written and verbal
English fluency needed to succeed in U.S. classrooms — from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the UC Davis Activities and
Recreation Center. The registration fee is $125. Educators and
the public are welcome.
This one-day summit will focus on literacy, learning and the
realities of high-stakes testing. The program will include
presentations by teachers who have been successful at engaging
students while developing their literacy skills.
Marlene Carter, a Los Angeles high school English teacher
recognized for outstanding teaching by the Carlston Family
Foundation, will demonstrate how she makes her curriculum
relevant for her students.
The summit is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Education, the
UC Davis Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools
(CRESS) Center, the Institute for Academic and Adolescent
Literacies, the University Writing Program, the Carlston Family
Foundation and the Yolo County Office of Education.