Annual BU Reading Conference registration open

For immediate release: March 30, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Registration is open for the 45th annual Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Reading Conference. The two-day conference will begin Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. and sessions will end Friday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. Each year, about 1,000 educators attend the conference.

Presenters at this year's conference include: Jolene Borgese, educational consultant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental; Debbie Clement, author, illustrator and consultant, Rainbows Within Reach; Diann Doucette, founder of TeachingMadeEasier; Stephen Isler, elementary sales consultant, Lakeshore Learning Materials; Stephanie Romano, graduate coordinator, East Stroudsburg University; Pat Thomas, author; Van Wagner, local educator and songwriter; Jeffery D. Wilhelm, professor of English education, Boise State University; and Rick Wormeli, author and consultant, National Middle School Association.

Participating from BU are: Sherilyn Bennett, associate professor of exceptionality programs; Christina Francio, assistant professor of English; Cherie Roberts, assistant professor, early childhood and elementary education; Sharon Solloway, associate professor, developmental instruction; Philip Tucker, associate professor; and David Walker, assistant professor, early childhood and elementary education.

The BU Reading Conference provides continuing professional development for educators from Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

This year's conference fee includes a two- month trial membership to for all participants and their schools. Registrations received by April 10 are $45 per person; registrations received after April 10 are $50 per person. Discounts are offered to school districts sending 20 or more teachers.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.