GW Summer Symposium
GWU Speech & Hearing Sciences Department is excited to announce our Summer Symposium 2013.
Please join us on Friday, June 28, 2013 to learn about Literacy.
From 8:30-4:00, Elizabeth Primas, EdS, EdD and Dawn Jacobs, PhD from Friendship Public Charter Schools will be discussing
"Literacy." The course highlights the connection between literacy enhancement and effective speech therapy practices and attendees will learn about the newly-adopted Common Core State Standards. The session begins with an overview of the developmental literacy continuum and the foundational skills students require in order to become successful readers. Then, participants will discuss ways to use the Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards to set goals, track progress, and differentiate instruction. At the conclusion of the session, participants will develop strategies to build literacy skills for students with a variety of speech and literacy difficulties.
Learning objectives: As a result of attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
- List key features of newly adopted state standards on literacy.
- Describe development of literacy skills necessary for successful reading.
- Use Speaking & Listening Common Core Standards.
- List strategies to improve literacy skills in students with speech/reading deficits.
The symposium is offered for a maximum of 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Click here for official ASHA CEU logo.
About the Speakers:
Elizabeth Primas, EdS, EdD is primarily employed as Director of Literacy at the Friendship Public Charter Schools, in Washington, DC. She also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Literacy Department at George Washington University. She earned both her EdS in Literacy/Reading as well as an EdD in Supervision/Curriculim Development at GWU. She has presented locally, regionally and nationally, and also has innumerable publications on the topic of literacy issues. GWUs Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences provided a nominal honorarium for this presentation; otherwise, she has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Dawn Jacobs, PhD is employed as Director of Special Education: Teaching and Learning at the Friendship Public Charter Schools, in Washington, DC. She earned her PhD in Special Education/Learning Disabilities at the University of Maryland. She has presented locally, regionally and nationally and also has innumerable publications on the topic of literacy issues. GWUs Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences provided a nominal honorarium for this presentation; otherwise, she has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
The Symposium will be held on the Foggy Bottom Campus of the George Washington University in the Hall of Government, Room 101 (2115 G St., NW).
Fees (includes a box lunch):
Before June 15, 2013
After June 15, 2013
Box lunch options include turkey/cheese, tuna salad and vegetarian.
When registering, please indicate lunch choice and if ASHA CEUs and a Certificate of Attendance are desired.
The GWU Speech and Hearing Center accepts MasterCard, Visa and personal checks (made payable to GWU Speech and Hearing Center).
REGISTRATION can be sent via fax to (202) 994-2589, via mail to 2115 G St., NW, #B01, Washington, DC 20052, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If for some reason you need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued minus a $25.00 administrative fee. Refunds will not be made after June 20, 2013.
Street parking is available throughout the campus, however are limited due to numerous ongoing construction projects. Parking is also available in the nearby garage located at 21st & I St (in the MFA/AAC building).
George Washington University is 4 blocks from the Metro, Foggy Bottom station. Take the Blue/Orange Line and exit at Foggy Bottom/GWU station.
There are numerous hotels located near the GW Campus.