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TAIR Elementary/Middle Conference 2014

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Tuesday, Oct. 21 / 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cashion Academic Center, Fifth Floor

TAIR Speaker 2014 Featuring Lori Oczkus
Lori Oczkus is a literacy coach, author, and popular speaker across the United States. Lori has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary teacher, intervention specialist working with struggling readers, staff developer and literacy coach. Her works focus on comprehension and bringing voice to student writing, and include three IRA recognized best sellers which offer extensive lesson plans and strategies for improving reading comprehension. Tens of thousands of teachers have attended her motivating, fast-paced workshops and read her practical, research-based professional books.

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Margaret Thomson
Baylor University School of Education
One Bear Place, #97214
Waco, TX 76798
(w) 254-710-6135

Registration Information

IMPORTANT! Baylor TAIR Conference registration will open on Monday, September 22, and must be completed by Tuesday, October 14, to qualify for preconference rates. Registrations received after 5 PM on October 14 will be $70 each and will be accepted on a space available basis only.


School districts that have paid a flat fee for group registrations should use this link to register their teachers and administrators. These registrations should be entered by your designated district representative. All Support Unit registrations must be entered by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 14. This link is password protected.


Important! All schools in the Region 12 area have the option of becoming a Support Unit and receiving a substantial discount by registering as a group. Please check with your school administration or email Margaret Thomson to see if your district is a Support Unit before registering here. Registration for each day of the conference is $50 and must be completed by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 14.

Regular and Support Unit registration closes on October 14. Registrations after this date are $70.00 and are only offered on a space available basis.


SOE parents, Baylor faculty and accepted conference presenters, please register as guests here. This link is password protected.

Directions, Parking and Campus Maps

Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas on the northbound side of Interstate 35. Exit at 5th street.

The conference will take place on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center, #47 on the campus map.

This visitor parking permit is valid for October 21 and allows visitors to our campus to park in visitor, faculty/staff and student parking spaces. Please print it out and place in your car as directed on the document. This permit is not valid for Baylor students and faculty who do not have BU parking stickers.

TAIR 2014 Visitor's parking permit

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Baylor University Parking Map (Lots 42 and 37 are closest to Cashion)