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BSC Educator Presents Session at Virginia State Reading Association Conference

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    Thursday, April 05 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

sargent martin shelia(Bluefield)— Dr. Shelia Sargent-Martin, Interim-Co-Director of Teacher Education/Bluefield State College School of Education, attended the recent Virginia State Reading Association Conference, "Blast Into 21st Century Literacies."

The Richmond, VA-based conference was sponsored by the Virginia State Reading Association and featured presentations relevant to literacy education. During the preconference institute Dr. Sargent-Martin and Donna Savage, Old Dominion University, presented Preparing the 21st Century Student for the Digital Age: Integrating Digital Literacy into Current Classroom Practice. The presentation focused on media literacy including finding, using, creating and sharing information through various digital media formats.

Additional conference sessions included teaching the dimensions of reading, best practices in literacy instruction, developing instructional leadership, planning assessment and accountability, closing the achievement gap, and enhancing the quality of reading instruction.

Nationally recognized keynote speakers addressed problems in reading education, national standards, and differentiation. The conference provides an opportunity to promote literacy, collaborate and provide professional development to educators.