The Secondary Literacy Summit VIII: Engaging All Students: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships will be held April 1-2, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA. This conference is designed for middle and high school teachers, administrators, school teams, and others interested in adolescent literacy.
Participants will have time to reflect and learn how California schools address national and state mandates for secondary student literacy. Keynote speakers, presenters, workshops, and school panels will focus on reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. Instructional strategies for teacher use will address struggling students, English learners, and special needs students. School presentations will feature secondary school teams who are successfully improving student literacy.
Intensive Intervention Sessions
Designed for teachers and administrators who work with secondary students that qualify for placement in the state-adopted intensive reading intervention programs. Presenters will focus on the implementation of the adopted intervention programs, highlighting effective strategies to accelerate student growth and ensure a smooth, coherent transition to the grade level reading/language arts program.
Strategic Intervention Sessions
Designed for teachers and administrators who work with secondary students who are performing below grade level standards and who qualify for placement in the core reading program. These students need an additional support period to be successful. Presenters will focus on the content of the strategic support period.
Designed for teachers and administrators who work with students who are satisfactorily achieving grade-level standards and who qualify for placement in the core but on occasion may require additional assistance and support for specific standards and concepts. These students may benefit from ancillary materials, tutoring, software assistance, additional time with the teacher, and differentiated instruction. Without this support they could fall behind and fail to score at the proficient level on statewide tests.
Designed for teachers and administrators who work with students who are achieving above their grade-level standards. This strand includes honors courses, Advanced Placement, and English elective courses.
Across the Content Areas Sessions
Designed for teachers working with students in all content areas. Content area teachers play a critical role in supporting and sustaining school-wide literacy implementation that ensures all students are able to learn and read content area text, as well as understand essential vocabulary.
Literacy Leadership Sessions
Designed to assist administrators and teacher leaders to focus on the critical role that leadership plays in the implementation of school-wide literacy systems.
The Secondary Literacy Summit VIII: Engaging All Students: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships is co-sponsored by:
- California Department of Education (CDE),
- Association of California School Administrators (ACSA),
- California Teachers Association (CTA),
- the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA),
- and the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd.
The fee for this two-day conference is $350 per participant if paid before Friday, January 25, 2008, and $399 per participant after January 25, 2008. Continental breakfast and two lunches are included in the registration fee. Please submit your completed registration form (coming soon) and payment to:
Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
1575 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
For further information, call ACSA's Education Services Department at (650) 692-4300 or (800) 672-3494. Please reference the Secondary Literacy Summit VIII as program 4867.
Call for Presenters
Prospective workshop presenters are encouraged to complete an online application. Use the Presenter Application Form to apply.
To reserve your hotel room, please contact Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA at (650) 347-1234. Request the conference rate for the Secondary Literacy Summit VIII.
Room rates for single occupancy are $140 per night and $165 per night for double occupancy. Make your reservations before March 7, 2008 as space is limited.
General Summit Information
For general questions, please call (916) 228-2479.