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Morphology  +  Etymology  +  Phonology  =  ORTHOGRAPHY!

Attend this exciting conference designed to help teachers, coaches and administrators! For many educators, understanding the English spelling system can seem complicated and full of rules, exceptions and irregularities. This conference is designed to help you see how English spelling is both logical and consistent. Come and learn from leading experts about how to help students be stronger readers, writers and spellers while instilling a passion for understanding words. We are certain that you will learn something new about the language as well. In addition to great keynote presentations, participants will also see how orthographic study is accomplished in actual classrooms from area teachers who have embedded this work into their instruction.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Leading Experts

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PETER BOWERS

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GINA COOKE

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DOUGLAS HARPER

Peter Bowers, PhD, is the founder of the WordWorks Literacy Centre in Ontario, Canada. He is an author, presenter and researcher who works internationally with schools and institutions.

Gina is a linguist, author and presenter.She strives to provide accurate linguistic information and reliable logical strategies for teachers and learners of the English language in search of evidence about English and its instruction. 

Gina is a linguist, author and presenter.She strives to provide accurate linguistic information and reliable logical strategies for teachers and learners of the English language in search of evidence about English and its instruction. 

Douglas Harper is the creator of Etymology Dictionary Online. He is an author, journalist, and historian committed to sharing the rich world of Etymology.

EVENT SCHEDULE

All Events Tentative and Subject to Change

PRE-CONFERENCE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

1:30-2:00 Registration

2:00-5:30 PETER BOWERS

Going Deeper with Orthography:
The Spelling-Meaning Relationship & English Spelling Conventions

6:00pm Dinner with Peter Bowers

CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:50 Opening Remarks & Conference Overview

 

8:50-10:20 PETER BOWERS - KEYNOTE
What is Structured Word Inquiry?

 

10:30-12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session A: Administrators Panel Discussion

Session B: K-2 - How to use Structured Word Inquiry in the Primary Classroom

Session C: Grade 3 and Up - How to use Structured Word Inquiry in Upper Grade Classrooms

12:00-1:00 LUNCH PROVIDED

 

1:00-2:15 DOUGLAS HARPER - KEYNOTE

What is Etymology?

 

2:15-3:45 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session A: Review of Research supporting morphological study and Structured Word Inquiry 

Session B: Etymology Dictionary Talk with Douglas Harper

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

8:30-10:00 GINA COOKE - KEYNOTE

Where Phonology Fits

 

10:15-11:45 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session A: In-Depth Study of Vocabulary - Douglas Harper

Session B: Classroom Implementation Poster Sessions

Session C: InSights Into Sight Words - Gina Cooke

 

11:45-12:30 LUNCH PROVIDED 

12:30-2:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session A: Listening to 'Silent' Letters - Gina Cooke

Session B: Going Deeper into Etymology and Morphology - Peter Bowers

2:15-3:45 How to get started! - Closing Remarks

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CONFERENCE VENUE &
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Presented by LanguageInsights, LLC., La Grange School District 102 & WesternSpring School District 101

Event Held at
DoubleTree Suites & Conference Center Downers Grove

For Reservations go to: https://bit.ly/2D413uK

2111 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, Dupage County 60515
USA

630.971.2000

Limited Accommodations are Available for
$99.00 Per Night
if Reserved By: February 7th

CONTACT US

For questions or additional information please contact:

LanguageInsights.us@gmail.com

Mary McBride - 708.408.2026

Ellen Meyer - 708.602.0297