Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open

Need ideas to step up your literacy instruction? Want to attend a conference, but have limited funds? Is your time for travel short? We have an easy solution. Join us for our Celebrate Literacy Learning Fall Mini-Conference at Central Virginia Community College-Merritt Hall on Saturday morning, October 21st. The conference is inexpensive and earns all attendees five recertification points. We will have GREAT DOOR PRIZES to give away too. Here's a sneak peek at the topics we will be sharing:

Keynote Address 9:00 AM

Heather WaildVirginia Reading Teacher of the Year, from Chesapeake, Virginia will share ...
Vocabulary Strategies for All Learners

Breakout Sessions 10:00 AM-12:00 AM

Dollar Store Make and Take Reading Resources
The Power of Poetry: Using Poems for More than Fun
The Magic of Motivation: Strategies to Help All Readers
Making those Sightwords Stick
10 Mentor Texts and How I use them
Getting Started with Project Based Learning
and a few more (TBA)
Young Writers Program Information 12:00-12:30
Door Prizes 12:30-12:45

This year, we will have a small fee which will go toward covering our expenses (breakfast provided) and improving our door prizes. It will be $15.00 for members and $30 for nonmembers payable with registration. (It will be nonrefundable after October 15, so please keep this in mind.) You may submit your payment to PARC via Paypal using the address,,  or by check payable to Piedmont Area Reading Council and send it to:
Piedmont Area Reading Council
C/O Carla Fedeler
3015 Ravenwood Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24503
To register, simply click the button below which will take you to the Google registration form. A registration confirmation email will be sent within two days of your registration, and a "final notes" email will come Wednesday, October 18th with any last minute reminders.

So, talk to your colleagues and let's come together for great learning fun (and for lunch with your friends in Lynchburg after). We had a fantastic conference last year, and we look forward to an even better experience this year! Let's celebrate literacy learning in our region! Space will be limited to a maximum size of 200, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. 

Carla Fedeler
Piedmont Area Reading Council Co-President
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