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LETU to Host TAIR Reading Conference March 25

Mon, Mar 7 2011

LeTourneau University will host the annual Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading (TAIR) conference for East Texas educators from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Education Building on the LETU campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue. The event will focus on the importance of strong reading and writing skills for success in today’s fast-paced world. This year’s keynote speaker is Bettina Restrepo, author of the children’s book, Moose & Magpie and Illegal.


Restrepo decided a business degree wasn’t for her and received her Bachelor of Science in speech communication from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. She was an internal auditor for 10 years. “I spent too many years in the corporate world, and finally got brave enough to become a writer,” Restrepo said. She describes herself as a “bicultural mix and first generation American” who grew up speaking Spanish and German, both poorly. Her childhood was spent moving around the world thanks to her father’s job in the military. The library was one of her favorite places to be.


The TAIR conference is a regional event and is co-sponsored by TAIR. In addition, the annual half-price Scholastic Book Fair will also be available during the day-long conference.


Registration cost is $55. The tickets include lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, drawings for door prizes and exciting breakout sessions. For more information, contact TAIR coordinator Kathy Stephens at (903) 233-3878 or send an e-mail to tair-conference@letu.edu .


For more information, contact TAIR coordinator Kathy Stephens at (903) 233-3878 or send an e-mail to tair-conference@letu.edu .

 


 

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