RSU to Host Oklahoma Literacy Association Conference

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The Oklahoma Literacy Association’s annual conference will be held April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom on the Claremore campus of Rogers State University.

The Oklahoma Literacy Association, formerly Oklahoma Reading Association, is a statewide organization dedicated to increasing literacy and instilling a love of reading. Improved literacy enhances personal development for a sound economy and a better future for all Oklahomans.

Typically held in Oklahoma City, OKLA Chair-Elect and Teacher Education Associate Professor Dr. Eileen Richardson opted to host the professional development opportunity in Claremore.

The keynote speaker Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic. He has written more than 200 articles and has authored and co-authored or edited more than 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education.

The luncheon speaker is Cherokee Nation citizen Traci Sorell, an award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction works for young people.

The cost for students is $25,the cost for OKLA members is $50 and the cost for non-members is $75. The first75 registered attendees will receive a Rasinski book from Teacher Created Materials.

For more information about the event or to register, visit