The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) is pleased to invite you to its Annual National Convention to be held at 1118 Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, corner United Nations Avenue, Manila on April 6 to 8, 2011. It will be a gathering of reading teachers, professors, and specialists in Filipino and English, focusing on the theme “Literacy through the Ages”. The convention aims to be an avenue for sharing best practices and research on literacy in relation to the following strands: Reading Ages and Reading Development; Socio-Historical Ages and Literacy Contexts; Technological Ages: How Technology Changes Literacy and Literacy Behavior; and Ages of the Reading Teacher Professional Development : From Novice to Expert.
Plenary speakers include International Reading Association (IRA) Board Member Dr. Maryann Manning; former Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Language Center (RELC) – Singapore Language Specialist Dr. Melchor Tatlonghari; internationally published historian Dr. Ma. Serena Diokno, and British Council Philippines Program Manager Mr. Jansen Mayor. Concurrent session presenters include specialists from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, and Philippine Normal University; Palanca award winning writers; and teachers from both public and private schools. Attached are the program, registration, and accommodation details. For more information, please get in touch with any of the following:
Dr. Aurora Samson-Reyna (President)
Prof. Melissa Alma Orencia
Prof. Portia Padilla (Conference Co-Chair)