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Literacy Conference

Digging Deeper: Best Literacy Practices in Preschool and Kindergarten

When: Friday, March 27, 2015

Where: Western Carolina University, Blue Ridge Conference Center
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For a WCU map, please click here.


  • Registration is now open. Everyone must register so a break-out session may be chosen. If your school is paying, please click on "Show other payment options" underneath the "Order Now" button and then click on the "Pay Offline" button. Once you have registered, please submit your confirmation number to the person paying for the registration. When the school sends in the payment, the following needs to be included: name and order confirmation number of each person attending. The school may send payment to NCaeyc, 2209 Century Drive, Suite 550, Raleigh, NC 27612.

  • If an individual is paying, please click on the "Order Now" button.

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Cleaveland

Lisa Cleaveland


Lisa is a classroom teacher and pre-k to 2nd grade writing consultant.

She has been teaching kindergarten and first grade for almost 23 years. She has published a book, About the Authors: Writing Workshop with our Youngest Authors, with co-author Katie Wood Ray, as well as a DVD, The Teaching Behind About the Authors. To view Lisa's published works, click here.

Conference Materials:
Morning Session with Lisa Cleaveland
Website Eval Rubric
New Literacies and Universal Design


  • 8:00-8:30 Registration
  • 8:30-10:00 Keynote Speaker
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:45 Keynote Session
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch on campus
  • 12:45-1:45 Breakout Session 1
  • 1:45-2:00 Break
  • 2:00-3:00 Breakout Session 2
  • Breakout Sessions in the afternoon will focus on a variety of preschool and kindergarten literacy topics.

Conference cost is $35 (includes morning and afternoon refreshments)
Lunch options are available at the WCU Food Court
Conference attendees receive .5 CEU credits

For questions, please contact Denise Royer at 828.227.7310 or

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