NorCal Reading Conference 2013
“Closing the Reading Gap"
De Anza College
2013 Keynote Speaker
W. Norton Grubb
University of California
Graduate School of Education
Norton Grubb is the David Pierpont Gardner Professor in Higher Education. He is also the faculty coordinator of the Principal Leadership Institute, a program to prepare principals for urban schools in the Bay Area. His research spans the role of schooling in labor markets, reforms in high schools and community colleges, the effects of institutional practices on teaching quality, the interactions among education and training programs, community colleges, the flow of students into and through postsecondary education, and social policy toward children and youth.
In addition to his research, he provides workshops for secondary and community college instructors and administrators, presenting different approaches to reform. He has also participated in a number of policy-oriented efforts, most recently the California Master Plan Commission, a National Research Council Committee on high school motivation, and a panel of experts for the case of Williams v. California.
He recently completed a book on the economic roles of schooling, titled The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling.Other recent books include Honored But Invisible: An Inside Look at Teaching in Community Colleges(1999); Learning to Work: The Case for Reintegrating Education and Job Training(1996); and Working in the Middle: Strengthening Education and the Training for the Mid-Skilled Labor Force (1996). He editedEducation Through Occupations in American High Schools (1995), a two-volume work on the integration of academic and vocational education. He is also the author of Broken Promises: How Americans Fail Their Children (with M. Lazerson, 1988), a theoretical and historical analysis of the public treatment of children and youth.
Checkout Norton Grubb's recent series of papers examining basic skills instruction by following this link:
2013 Keynote Speaker
San Francisco State University
Dr. Robert Gabriner is the Program Director to the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for Schools and Community Colleges at San Francisco State.
In addition, Gabriner was Director of the Center for Student Success, providing leadership for the Center, which is the research and evaluation organization of the Research and Planning Group. The Center for Student Success has produced twelve major research system-level studies for the California Community Colleges.
NorCal Reading Association News:
2013 Conference Schedule Announced!
The theme for the 2013 conference is "Closing The Reading Gap", and the schedule at a glance is:
· 8:00 Check-in, Continental breakfast, and Networking Time
· Welcome at 9:00-9:15
· Session A 9:30-10:30
· Session B 10:45-11:45
· Lunch 12:00-1:00
· Keynote 1:00-2:15
· Session C 2:30-3:30,
· 3:45-5:00 Reception/Raffle
For the complete list of presentations click here:
2013 Conference Fees
Call for 2014 Presentation Proposals We currently accepting proposals, so get those prospectuses in ASAP!
For the 2014 conference, we are looking for topics on:
If you did not get your proposal in on time for the 2013 conference, we invite you to submit for 2014.
Proposals Should Include the Following: