Northwestern faculty members attend regents' conference on reading

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Northwestern faculty members attend regents' conference on reading

October 6, 2008

Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members from the Division of Education attended the Regents’ Conference on Reading on Sept. 19, held at Rose State College in Midwest City.

Regents Conference on Reading
Dr. Adeana Sallee, Mary Ellen Nutter, Lisa Holder; Dr. Beverly Warden, Dr. Martie Young, Dr. Liz Willner are pictured together at the Regent’s Conference on Reading held at Rose State College this September.

As a piece of the final report of the Task Force on Reading Curriculum and Instruction issued by the Oklahoma State Regents office in 2005, a yearly reading conference was recommended to take place in the state involving Reading/Literacy faculty from all higher education institutions.

Those attending from Northwestern were Dr. Adeana Sallee, professor of education; Dr. Beverly Warden, associate professor of education; Mary Ellen Nutter, instructor of education; and Dr. Martie Young, professor of education.

They were joined by former Northwestern faculty member Dr. Liz Willner who currently is at Oklahoma City University, and Dr. Lisa Holder from the Office of the Oklahoma State Regents, who sponsored the conference.

Speakers included Cathy Roller, director of research and policy, International Reading Association (IRA), speaking on Reading Research; Renee Hobbs, director of media education at Temple University, speaking on Strengthening the Communication and Media Literacy Skills of Middle School Students; and Barbara Walker, president of IRA.