FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
International Reading Association student group formed at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women's Department of Education has formed a new International Reading Association student group that will promote reading and reading best practices for instruction for future educators.
The organization will sponsor workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers who are interested in learning more about teaching reading. The first workshop is set for Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.
Brenda Prichett, former librarian at Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss reading strategies that can be used in the classroom.
"Brenda is an outstanding storyteller and graduate of MUW's master of education in reading/literacy program. I am excited to have her back on campus,” said Dr. Jeanne Holland, associate professor of education. “Our pre-service teachers always enjoy her presentations when she visits our undergraduate classes.”
Candis Wilson, the organization’s president, added, “She will also be talking to us about some children's literature and how to implement it in our classroom. We have planned for it to be a hands-on workshop and want all pre-service teachers to come.”
For more information, contact Holland at (662) 241-7771.