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      From: Gleason Sackmann [mailto:gleason@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 8:26 AM
      To: NetHappenings
      Subject: K12> Southern Stories: Early Literacy Traditions for Young
      Children


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      From: "Susan McNamara" <susan@...>
      Sent: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 10:51:00 -0500

      Presentation Proposal Overview
      Southern Stories: Early Literacy Traditions for Young Children
      May 5-8, 2003
      Atlanta, Georgia

      A collaboration of T/TAS, the Region IV Head Start Quality Improvement
      Centers, the Georgia Office of School Readiness and other Regional and
      State partners

      The vision of the Southern Stories: Early Literacy Traditions for Young
      Children Conference is to celebrate regional literary traditions and
      showcase early literacy best practices by classroom teachers and other
      professionals. The emphasis of the conference is on the continuum of
      development in the early years from birth to the age of five. There will
      be a particular focus on family involvement, English language learners,
      and children with special needs. The conference is a unique collaboration
      on early childhood education partners across the eight southern states
      supporting national and regional initiatives on early literacy and school
      success.

      Southern Stories is an event open to all professionals working in Head
      Start, Georgias Pre-K programs, child care centers, family child care
      homes, child care resource and referral, the academic community, and other
      agencies serving young children and families.

      We invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the Southern Stories
      conference.

      Conference Topics are as follows:

      * Children's Literature

      * Reading Aloud

      * Phonological Awareness

      * Phonemic Awareness

      * Print Awareness

      * Letter& Words

      * Vocabulary Development

      * Oral Language Development

      * Literacy Rich Environment

      * Instructional Outcomes

      * Best Practices

      * Cultural Celebrations

      * Storytelling/Oral Traditions


      Conference Tracks for Participants:

      Ø Infants and Toddlers

      Ø Three and Fours

      Ø Health/Nutrition/Families/Learning

      Ø Support for literacy development

      Note: All sessions are scheduled for an hour and a-half duration. Our
      apologies, but there is no reimbursement for presenters fee or any
      conference expense. Once your proposal is accepted, we will assist with
      your presentation hand-out requests, audio-visual needs, room and time
      logistics, and other special needs.

      We encourage your participation during the entire Southern Stories
      conference! Many exciting sessions with cutting-edge information will be
      presented. Noted speakers, cultural demonstrations, and an exhibitor area
      will round out the conference activities. We thank you for your enthusiasm
      and willingness to sharing your ideas and knowledge with others!
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      Southern Stories: Early Literacy Traditions for Young Children
      May 5-8, 2003
      Atlanta, Georgia

      PRESENTATION PROPOSAL FORM

      This information should be clearly printed. Computer generated forms
      following this format will be accepted as well. Please include name(s) as
      you wish it to appear in the conference program.

      TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
      ___________________________________________________________________________

      SYNOPSIS OF PRESENTATION:
      Please attach a typed or word-processed description of the content of your
      presentation in 75 words or less, as you wish it to be published in the
      conference program. The presentation should compliment the vision of the
      Southern Stories conference and the suggested topic areas.


      PRIMARY PRESENTER (Registration Fee Waived for lead presenter)


      ___________________________________________________________________________
      Last Name First Name Middle
      Initial

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      Daytime phone (include area code) Fax (include
      area code)

      __________________________________________________________________________
      Professional Title

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      Agency/Organization/Company Name

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      Mailing Address

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      City
      State Zip Code


      ADDITIONAL PRESENTER(S) (Need to Register and Pay Registration Fee): (use
      additional pages if needed)

      _________________________________________________________________________
      Last Name First Name Middle
      Initial

      _____________________________________________________________________
      Daytime phone (include area code) Fax (include
      area code)

      ___________________________________________________________________________
      Professional Title

      __________________________________________________________________________

      Agency/Organization/Company Name


      Please provide a concise synopsis of the presentation:

      Please return the completed presentation form by February 10, 2003 to:
      Beth OBrien
      Region IV Quality Improvement Centers
      615 South Hill Street
      Buford, Georgia 30518
      Phone: (880)831-6810 Fax: (770) 831-9021
      E-mail: bethwku@...


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