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March 2, 2005

NTID Hosts English Think Tank Conference

From: NTID - Mar 2, 2005

Contact: Karen E.M. Black
585-475-6840 voice/TTY


ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 – Formal and poster presentation proposals are now being accepted for the English Think Tank: Literacy in the English Classroom and Beyond—a conference for people working with deaf and hard-of-hearing K-college students, itinerant and resource room teachers, and those working with deaf students in mainstream schools. The conference will be held June 23-25 at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Each presentation should address at least one of the following topics: best classroom practices; innovative classroom practices; English literacy co-curricular activities; approaches to literacy for the itinerant and resource room teachers; and theory, research or replicable strategies for literacy education to deaf students. Anyone interested in making a presentation should complete and return the Presentation Proposal Form located on the conference Web page, by March 15.

Early registration fee (before May 1) for the conference is $60, otherwise $75; students pay $40. The English Think Tank immediately precedes the 2005 Technology Symposium. People who attend both can receive a discounted rate. The Technology Symposium will be held at RIT June 27-30. For the discount, visit

The workshop is co-sponsored by NTID, The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPnet) and the Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID).

To register, visit For more information, contact Stephen Aldersley, the conference chair at

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID, one of eight college of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus.

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