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Literacy Conference
Saturday, January 15, 2005
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Join the Honorary Chair of Reading Across Rhode Island, Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty, in kicking off the 2005 project at this conference designed for educators, librarians, book discussion leaders and readers across the state.

Conference Schedule
Location: Community College of RI--Warwick Campus, directions
8:30 - 9:15 am
Registration, Coffee & Refreshments
9:15 - 9:45 am Plenary session
Welcome from Lt. Governor Forgarty, Greetings from the RI Dept of Education, RARI plans
10:00 - 11:00 am Workshop sessions
11:00 - 11:15 am Book Sales, Snacks
11:15 - 12:15 pm Workshop Sessions ~ 6th Floor
12:15 - 1:15 pm Author, Khaled Hosseini

CEUs through the RI DE will be available to conference attendees.

Barnes and Noble will offer copies of The Kite Runner and related titles of interest for purchase throughout the morning.

Workshop Sessions
1. Crossing Cultures, Crossing Borders: Teaching The Kite Runner in the English Classroom
Terry Novak, Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales (Both sessions—1A & 1B)

2. Thanks for the Memory: A Workshop on the Power of Personal Storytelling
Carolyn Martino, Storyteller (Both Sessions—2A & 2B)

3. Read and Lead! Techniques for a Dynamic Book Discussion
Joyce May, Adult Services Librarian, East Providence Public Library (Second Session only—3B)

4. Catastrophe, Culture and Complicities: The Vision of The Kite Runner
Sam Coale, Professor, Wheaton College (Both Sessions—4A & 4B)

5. A Soldier’s Story: Building the Afghan Defense Sector
Colonel William Babcock, RI Army National Guard (Both Sessions—5A & 5B)

6. Islam and Muslim Culture
Mohammed Sharif, Professor, University of Rhode Island (First Session only—6A)

7. Social Studies Links to Literature
Faith Fogle, RI Dept. of Education (Both sessions—7A & 7B)

8. Flying High: Kite Science in the Classroom
Brian Golas, Science Teacher, Coventry High School (Both Sessions—8A & 8B)

Directions
Community College of Rhode Island ---CCRI--Knight Campus
400 East Avenue, Warwick

If traveling North on Route 95: Take Exit 11 (295). Then take Exit 1 onto Route 113 west; continue straight to Campus entrance

If traveling South on Route 95: Take Exit 12B. Bear left at fork to Route 113 west; continue straight to Campus entrance

Parking available in the large lot to the left of the building. Walk in the main entrance and follow the RARI signs to the first floor foyer

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