RAP National Convention: Nov 8-10, 2012

Dear Literacy Advocates, Fellow Educators and Teachers:

In view of the postponement of the Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP) National Convention due to the calamity wrought by the heavy monsoon rains, we are happy to announce that the event will finally be held on November 8-10, 2012 in the same venue, the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila.

Its updated theme will focus on K-12 and 21st Century Literacies with strands on K- Grade 3, Grades 4-7, Grades 8-12 and 21st Century Literacies; Technology, Assessment and the K-12 Curriculum; and implications of the K-12 Curriculum on Teacher Education and Development.

Speakers are curriculum, language and literacy experts, educational technology specialists, professors, researchers and literacy advocates. They include Dr. Jay Blanchard, a member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors from Arizona State University and Dr. Daniel Churchill of the Hong Kong University.

We invite you to participate in this timely event as our schools nationwide embark on a new basic education curriculum that responds to 21st century demands.

The registration fees are:
RAP Members/ Early Bird (before October 15, 2012) – Php 4,500.00
Non-RAP Members/ Walk-in Registrants – Php 5,000.00

Payments may be deposited to:
Account name: Reading Association of the Philippines
Bank of the Philippine Islands (Loyola Katipunan Branch)
Current Account No.: 3081–1721-87

For further information, visit the RAP web site or contact any of the following mobile numbers: 09155331040 (Nong), 0920239020 (Heidi) and 09154144728 (Mitzi), or email queries to us at rap.litforum[at]gmail.com.
Participants are encouraged to register early as slots are limited. The registration fee is inclusive of snacks and 1 lunch, kit, CD of handouts and certificates. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

We look forward to your valuable presence at the convention! See you there!

Truly yours,
Melissa Alma R. Orencia
Conference Director

See the RAP blog post on the convention to download the following files: Invitation letter to participants, National Convention Tentative Program, Parallel Sessions, DepEd Advisory, CHED Memorandum, Hotel Accomodations, and RAP 2012 Convention new flyer.

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