On March 17, Dr. Carolyn Cook and five education students attended the Region IV Literacy Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Michelle J. Kelley, assistant professor of reading education at the University of Central Florida, and Nicki Clausen-Grace, an award-winning classroom teacher presented their research and provided strategies to engage students in reading. They shared information from their books Comprehension Shouldn't be Silent and R5 in Your Classroom.
Nicholas Chavez, a social studies secondary education major said, "I thought the conference was very enriching! I was glad I was able to learn about metacognitive reading now, because I am using it for my own studies and plan to teach it at the camp I work at during the summer."
Christine Parker, a Frederick undergraduate elementary major said, "This conference truly reinforced the reading courses that we have taken to date. I was also able to confer with others in the field about the methods and materials they use in their classrooms."