West Michigan Literacy Leadership Symposium: Motivation & Engagement (Course # 19CUR0305)

Date(s): 3/5/2019 
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration open through 3/1/2019 6:00 AM EST


347 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

You won't want to miss this learning opportunity! Through a collaborative partnership, West Michigan's area education service agencies are hosting the third annual West Michigan Early Literacy Leadership Symposium. We will spend the day exploring ways to foster literacy motivation and engagement in classrooms, schools and communities.

Note: This course is aligned with the School Improvement Framework




Donalyn Miller has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, TX area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. Donalyn is the founder of the annual #bookaday event and co-hosts the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher,Educational Leadership and The Washington Post. She is the author of The Book Whisperer as well as Reading in the Wild.

Colby Sharp is a fifth grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. He and his wife have five children (Breslin, Dharia, Adelai, Hobbes, and Harvey).  Helping kids find the books, that help them fall in love with reading, brings him tremendous joy.

He has been a classroom teacher since 2006. In 2011, he started the Nerdy Book Club blog with his friend Donalyn Miller. He co-hosts The Yarn podcast with Teacher Librarian Travis Jonker. He also serves on the Nerd Camp Michigan team. Nerd Camp is a free literacy event that takes place in Parma, Michigan each summer. 

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Course Cost

The course cost is $75.00

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 5

SCECHs- 3-5



Western Michigan University Bernhard Center

1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008