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Registration Under Way for “Handwriting in the 21st Century? An Educational Summit” Set for Jan. 23 in Washington, D.C.

January 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In 21(st) century classrooms, educators are debating the importance of teaching hand-generated communication (communication via handwriting and digital media). To address this issue, Zaner-Bloser, in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), will host “Handwriting in the 21(st) Century? An Educational Summit” on January 23(rd) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The daylong event will provide access to the following distinguished university professors and researchers from across the country who will present research findings related to handwriting.

  • Dr. Virginia Berninger, University of Washington
  • Dr. Jane Case-Smith, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Gerry Conti, Wayne State University
  • Dr. Steve Graham, Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Karin Harman James, Indiana University
  • Dr. Steve Peverly, Teachers College, Columbia University

AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech will deliver the keynote address. Afternoon panel discussions will focus on the following topics: the role of prewriting in early childhood education, the role of student hand-generated communication, and the impact of handwriting fluency on college and career readiness.

A summary of the research findings will be released following the summit.

The summit is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information and to register visit http://www.hw21summit.com

About Zaner-Bloser

Zaner-Bloser, a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create dynamic, appealing and effective educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.

About the American Association of School Administrators

The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit http://aasa.org Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage.

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