17th Annual Rockland Literacy Extravaganza Co-sponsored by the Rockland Reading Council

The theme is: Common Core Standards: Teaching Thoughtful Literacy Across the Curriculum That Goes Beyond the Scripts. 

Fabulous keynotes by revered children's author Vera B. Williams and grammar guru Marvin Terban who is a fabulous, entertaining presenter (courtesy of Scholastic). All presenters will focus on teaching close reading and thoughtful writing.

Easy online registration is available on MyLearningPlan at If you are a new to MyLearningPlan, begin by clicking on "I am a new user." Then, create your free account. Once your account is created, click on Literacy Extravaganza to register. Online registration support is available by calling RTC Institute at 845-351-2090 or emailing

Registration is also available via mail. Complete the registration form with check made out to Saint Thomas Aquinas College and mail to Dr. Michael Shaw, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976.

Pre-registration ends October 17, 2012. Pre-Registration Fee - $30 
On Site Registration Fee - $40 
Full time Student Pre-Registration Fee - $15 
Full time Student Day of Event Fee - $30 
Student fee does not apply to part-time Grad Students.

Special Offer! Pre-register with a colleague and receive one $25 voucher to share, redeemable at one vendor on the day of the event. Here's how: Register online at When each person registers, put colleague’s name in building field. Sign in together at the event and receive a $25 voucher. Special offer is valid for pre-registration only and not available to students.

Rockland Reading Council (RRC) Special Offer! Join the RRC on Oct. 20th and receive an instant $10 rebate on membership dues ($5 rebate for students).

For conference information or driving directions, contact Dr. Michael Shaw at 

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