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Georgia Pathway

Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy
Community of Practice Conference

Thursday, August 4, 2011
8:30am - 12:30pm
Georgia Public Broadcasting

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Community of Practice Conference Agenda

Time Activity Speaker
7:30 - 8:30am Registration Attendees
8:30 - 8:45am Welcome, Call to Action and Greetings on Behalf of the State School Superintendent Kenney Moore, Comer Yates, Featured Students
8:45 - 9:00am Little Locomotives: What should we expect from our children? Video
9:00- 10:00am A Steep Hill to Climb: Identifying the Literacy Crisis for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano
10:00 - 11:00am At the Georgia Depot : A Local Response Panel

Facilitator: Kenney Moore

Participants: Amy Lederberg, Frank Nesbit, Terri Patterson, Nanci Scheetz

11:00 - 11:15am Heading Toward Our Destination: Introduction to the GA Pathways Community of Practice Comer Yates
11:15 - 11:45am All Aboard: Introduction to the Web-based Platform for GA Pathways Carianne Muse
11:45 - 12:15pm I Know I Can: Meet the GA Pathways Mentors and Mentees Jessica Bergeron, Erica Waite Welsh,Video of Kaylea Mattern, James Roberson,Jillian Minarich
12:15 - 12:30pm Closing: Toward Higher Ground Comer Yates, Kenney Moore, Video

What is Georgia Pathway?
Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy (GA Pathway) is a coalition of local professional and parent organizations who have come together to: 1) Advance the literacy proficiency of Georgia’s children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH); and 2) Achieve grade-level reading proficiency by the end of third grade for all Georgia students with hearing loss, regardless of their communication modality. We want our membership to include all who are committed to our children achieving these goals.

What is the “I know I can” conference about?
The Conference is a FREE event hosted by GA Pathway and Georgia Public Broadcasting. We will hear national and state leaders speak on the need for change and potential solutions. We will launch a new online Community of Practice to advance D/HH literacy goals in Georgia.

Who should attend?
All educators, professionals, parents, lawmakers, and community leaders and members who care about the literacy crisis for D/HH children are welcome. Interpreters will be provided.

When is the conference?
August 4, 2011 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Luncheon to follow.

Where is the conference?
The live program will be held at the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Studios at 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA. You may also choose to attend online via the GPB website,

How do I register?
It is FREE to register. 1) Go to the following link:, 2) Accept the Security Certificate, 3) Enter the Conference Code: GAX86504, and 4) Enter your information. You will receive follow-up emails confirming your attendance and providing more information.