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Teachers to gather for NMSU literacy workshop

New Mexico and west Texas teachers are invited to attend the New Mexico State University College of Education Don and Sarrah Kidd Literacy Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13 in O'Donnell Hall Room 111.

Faculty from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as well as the College of Arts and Sciences will present interactive sessions delving into the workshop's theme of "Exploring Empowerment through Multiple Literacies."

The workshop focuses on secondary literacy teaching and learning. Some of the topics to be explored are connecting with authors for the classroom, tips and techniques for reading Shakespeare and international literature. Participants can choose two sessions, from a total of eight, to attend. A brunch also will be held during the event.

Don and Sarrah Kidd, of Carlsbad, N.M., established the Don and Sarrah Kidd Endowed Chair in Literacy in the College of Education in 2008.

Don Kidd's interest in reading came early in life when an elementary school principal chose to have him read in the library as punishment for misbehaving.
"Since then, reading has been my salvation," Kidd said. "You will never be lonely if you can read."

The event is sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is limited to 60 participants. Through the endowment, workshop participants will receive a $75 stipend.

To register, visit http://education.nmsu.edu/ci/. For more information, contact Norma Arrieta at narrieta@nmsu.edu.