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Drake hosts literacy conference for more than 200 Iowa teachers

September 22, 2014

On Sept. 19, more than 200 Iowa teachers, consultants, and administrators gathered at Drake University's Parents Hall for a literacy conference led by Nell K. Duke, professor of literacy, language, and culture at the University of Michigan.

Duke is known for her recent work with implementing the National Core, a literacy curriculum for K-3rd grade teachers. Workshop attendees received a copy of her book, Inside Information: Developing Powerful Readers and Writers of Informational Text Through Project-Based Instruction.

The event was sponsored by the Iowa chapter of the Association for School Curriculum Development (ASCD).