|The South Dakota Reading
Council (SDRC) and the South Dakota Council of Teachers
of English (SDCTE) will hold a joint convention in
Spearfish this weekend, March 30 through April 1 at the
Holiday Inn of the Northern Black Hills.
The theme of
the conference is "Building Literate
Communities." Attendees and presenters will include
teachers, authors, librarians, administrators, students,
and parents for students from elementary through college
Over 40 concurrent sessions will cover topics from
Internet literacy to reading for elementary children.
Keynote speakers are: Dr. Patricia A. Edwards, professor
of language and literacy at the National Center for the
|Improvement of Early Reading
Achievement at Michigan State University; Sid Cratzbarg,
teacher and consultant; Ken Thomasma, author of Amazing
Indian Children; Dr. R. D. Theisz, BHSU professor of
English and author at BHSU; Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve,
noted South Dakota native American author; Aaron Shepard,
award-winning author and Readers Theater resource; Mary
Kay Shanley, reading specialist; Thea Morris, classroom
teacher and author.
Numerous authors and publishers
will exhibit their books during the two-day conference.
Information about the convention is available by
contacting Dr. Roger Ochse, associate professor of
English at BHSU, at (605) 642-6386 during office hours or
by e-mail at email@example.com