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"Children of the Code" Examines Literacy

"Children of the Code" Examines Literacy

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 06/04/2007 - The UCM College of Education will host "The Children of the Code," a one-day summer institute for faculty, students and community members with an interest in literacy.

Luncheon Includes Roundtable Discussion

David Boulton, executive director of the Children of the Code project and producer and interviewer of the Children of the Code documentary series, will facilitate the event, which begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Nah Auditorium in the W.C. Morris Science Building. Following the morning session, and roundtable luncheon and discussion is planned, followed by the afternoon session, which ends at 3:45 p.m.

A New Viewpoint on How Reading is Taught

"The Children of the Code" facilitates a socio-educational transformation in the understanding of reading and how it is taught. The study of the brain, learning and the teaching of reading weaves together archaeology, history, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, reading research, learning theory and the social and personal dimensions of reading.

Register Now

A registration fee of $11 includes lunch and two light snacks. Registration may be completed online at For more information, contact Carrie Scales at the Regional Professional Development Center on the UCM campus by email at

"The Children of the Code" is jointly sponsored at UCM by the College of Education; the departments of Career Technology Education, Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Human Development; and the UCM Center for Teaching and Learning and the Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas City.