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Please join Minnesota literacy leaders and teacher educators in the

5th Annual

Distinguished Scholar Symposium


Dr. Barbara Foorman

Barbara Foorman is the Frances Eppes Professor of Education, Director Emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research, and Director of the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at Florida State University. Dr. Foorman is an internationally known expert in reading. She has over 150 publications and was co-editor of the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Her research has included studies of Pre-K-12 reading assessments and interventions, and literacy development in Spanish-speaking students. Her full biographical statement can be accessed at http://education.fsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/dr- barbara-foorman.

Distinguished Scholars Symposium.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

One lucky participant will win a new Amazon Echo which has been generously donated by Amazon. The drawing will occur at the end of the day. You must be present to win.

Cost: $75.00

Student registration: $37.50

There will also be the option to view the keynote address via live streaming.
You must provide your own computer and internet. You will have private access for a limited time. You will not be able to participate in the discussion groups. You will be emailed the private code and connection for live streaming right before the session begins.

Cost for live streaming: $55.00
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Thomas Strewler
International Dyslexia Association
Upper Midwest Branch





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