The Magic of Literacy
Practice and Performance
April 6-8, 2016
Look Who Came to Our Conference
Make Your Reservations Early!
Hunt Valley Inn at Wyndham Grand
There were never such devoted sisters,” (Irving Berlin)
There has never been a truer statement than this to use when describing Gail Boushey and Joan Moser! These real life sisters have collaborated with a common vision for teaching strategies/techniques throughout their careers. They are best known for The Daily 5 and The CAFÉ Book. "We want what every teacher wants: effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change, and to lead our children to a lifetime of learning." —Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
Conference Contact Information
Conference Chairperson: Deb Tobin
Registration: Ellen Dysart
General Questions and Information: Ellen Dysart
Concurrent Sessions: Bonnie Schmaltz
Exhibitors & Vendors: Mary Lou Nelson
Would you like to know about the speakers/authors at SoMIRAC 2016? View the PowerPoint slideshow to see who these individuals are. Click on the link below.
Magic of Literacy: Speakers and Authors
Conference Schedule of Events
This document has been updated as of 3-11-16
Friday at the Conference for Education Students
If you are a full-time student enrolled in education courses, you can attend our conference for a reduced rate on Friday, April 8, 2016. For information, click on the link below.
Friday at the Conference
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal for the 2016 SoMIRAC Conference.
No more proposals can be accepted.
Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina
Dr. Mark Edwards is pushing the limits in his school district to close the digital divide for all students. His efforts have been noted nationwide and internationally by a variety of media sources.
Dr. Edwards’ efforts have been reflected in test scores and scholarship money received by the students. The steps he has taken in his district are described as “replicable.” Mooresville educators under Dr. Edwards’ leadership are preparing students for the 21st century as well as increasing their college and career readiness.