2017 Think Spring Conference: "What's Common to Your Core?" A Day with Yetta Goodman

Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 8am - 2pm

Location: Winding Brook Conference Center - 8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, MI 48883

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We will have a day of conversation and learning with the one-and-only Yetta Goodman.  She is, in short, one of the giants on whose shoulders we stand.  Don't miss this chance to learn with one of the lions of literacy education!

8:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 Program begins

  • Session One: Yetta will speak on "Learning to Write" followed by discussion.
  • Session Two: Yetta will speak on "Coming to Know the Reading Process...to Err is Human" followed by discussion.


  • Session Three: Yetta will participate in an interview and question-and-answer session with Think Spring participants.

2:00 Program ends (to allow for travel time)

Cost: $79 per teacher/$25 per college student pre-service teacher

will be available on site for a cost of $10/person.

All participants will receive breakfast, lunch, conference materials, a chance to win in a door prize drawing, and an opportunity to shop for professional texts with Cornucopia Books.

Paper registration forms are available by clicking here.

Who is Yetta?
Yetta M. Goodman is Regents Professor of Education at the University of Arizona. She consults with education departments and speaks at conferences throughout the United States and in many nations of the world regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language arts curricula. In addition to her research in early literacy, miscue analysis and in exploring reading and writing processes, she has popularized the term kidwatching encouraging teachers to be professional observers of the language and learning development of their students. She is a major spokesperson for whole language and in her extensive writing shows concern for educational issues and research with a focus on classrooms, students, and teachers. Yetta’s mentoring of hundreds of young teachers and graduate students is legendary and her impact on generations of teachers and children is profound. Yetta is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking. A member of the International Reading Association for decades, she was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award by IRA in 1983.


MCTE is a non-profit, volunteer organization.

Our goal is to promote best-practice teaching in the English Language Arts.

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