39th Annual Reading Conference

Concordia University Chicago’s College of Graduate and Innovative Programs,in collaboration with the West Suburban Reading Council, invites you tot he 39th Annual Reading Conference  on Saturday, September 13, 2014. People from all over the Midwest have come together to share their expertise and to exchange ideas with colleagues.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Nancy Gibson

Dr. Nancy Gibson is a professor at Concordia University Chicago and is president of the Board of Directors for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).ASCD is an international education association providing products, services and professional development for educational leaders in administration and teaching. Gibson has traveled extensively with the ASCD Board of Directors and studied educational systems in the following countries: Thailand, Cambodia,Argentina, China, Canada, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Egypt and most recently Qatar.


Professional Development Hours (7 PDHs) will be available for Illinois Teacher Certification renewal. Certified teachers in the recertification process need to submit evaluation forms online to receive an evidence of completion. After the conference, an evaluation link will be sent to the email you provided.

The pre-registration deadline is August 22, 2014. 

Download the conference program and registration form. Please complete the form, and mail it with your check to: 

Concordia University Chicago 
Attention: Carol Smid
7400 Augusta Street 
River Forest, Illinois 60305-1499