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Pre-Schoolers, Puppets and India: All in the Spirit of Literacy

What do preschoolers, puppets and India all have in common? They are just a few of the interesting topics to be explored at the 5th Annual Literacy Conference, an event hosted by the Trent Students for Literacy in conjunction with Frontier College. The event, which will examine issues pertaining to literacy within 11 engaging conference sessions, will take place on January 22 from 11: 30 am - 4: 30 pm. Each session is free to the public and will be hosted in rooms 205-207 in Otonabee College at Trent University. For more information, visit www.trentu.ca/tsfl. No pre-registration is required.

Trent Students for Literacy is made up of more than 150 student volunteers, who run four programs. The Tutor Program, the Reading Circle, the Homework Club and the Senior's Program focus on instilling a love of learning in everyone - from preschoolers to seniors.

The following is the 5th Annual Conference Schedule:

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room 205 -- Laura Doucette -- Literacy, Learning and Boys

Room 206 -- Kate Jarrett -- The Reason for Rhymes

Room 207 -- Erica Martin -- History of Adult Education

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Room 205 -- Janice Wuerch -- Impact of Poverty on Student

Room 206 -- Karen Heffernan -- Literacy and Adolescents

Room 207 -- Amapreet Sikand -- Literacy, India and Canada

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Room 205 -- Joe Webster -- Literacy issues in High School

Room 206 -- Lois Robertson -- The Importance of Literacy for Pre-schoolers

Room 207 -- Mark Sinker -- Frontier College Labourer Teacher Program

2:30 pm – 3:30pm

Room 205 -- Danielle Vlietsra -- Exploring Autism Spectrum

Room 206 -- Glen Caradus -- Exploring Education through Puppets

Room 207 -- Ideas Sharing between FC Students for Literacy and University groups

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Room 205 -- John O'Leary President of Frontier College followed by Sage Age Players

Posted January 20, 2005

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