Eighth Annual BMJ Symposium May 4
By Sydni Walker
COMMERCE, TX—The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Texas A&M University-Commerce is hosting the Eight Annual Bill Martin Jr. Symposium on May 4, 2012. This event will feature Old Black Fly, Jim Aylesworth, author of more than 30 children’s books, as keynote speaker.
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction awards scholarships for students of teacher education, undergraduate and graduate. Featured presenters will include co-authors Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy. They write children’s books and books for teachers. Alma Flor Ada’s book Magical Encounters, is often used as a textbook in ESL/Bilingual courses.
The proposed schedule is as follows:
- 8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
- 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session
- 11:15 a.m. Luncheon
- 12:30 p.m. Breakout session and Feature Presentation
- 1:45 p.m. Breakout session and Feature Presentation.
The BMJ Symposium for educators is held in memory of Bill Martin Jr., author of children’s books for over 50 years. The Bill Martin Jr. Library is housed on the campus of A&M-Commerce, and it includes many of his published works, manuscripts, and letters from the greats in children’s literature.
For more information contact BMJ.Symposium@tamuc.edu, or go to http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/educationHumanServices/departments/curriculumInstruction/billMartinJr/default.aspx.