Baylor University/Central Texas Area 2015 TAIR Conference
Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20

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Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center at the new
Paul L. Foster School of Business and Innovation
3rd and Bagby Streets
Baylor University Campus

TAIR 2015 Middle/Secondary Conference Speakers

Middle/Secondary Conference
Monday, October 19 8:00-3:30

Do you have students who struggle to read grade-level texts? Students who are can read every word but fail to deeply understand complex texts? At your request, Kylene Beers is back at Baylor TAIR to share research-based and time-tested ideas for helping middle and high school teachers improve the literary lives of all their students, particularly their struggling readers!

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PreK-Grade 1 Conference
Monday, October 19 8:00-3:30

Matt Glover will lead this full-day workshop focused on nurturing young readers and writers and supporting young children's intellectual growth and development. Register early! There are a limited number of seats for this conference.

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TAIR 2015 PreK-Grade 1 Conference Speaker
TAIR 2015 Elementary Grades 2-6 Conference Speaker

Elementary Grades 2-6 Conference
Tuesday, October 20 8:00-3:30

Tanny McGregor will lead the morning seminar on genre study and teaching students to read and infer across genres. The afternoon will offer a full selection of breakouts including Tanny's session on metacognition and Sylvia Vardell on Poetry Fridays.

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TAIR 2015 Parking Directions

The conference this year is at the Meyer Conference Center in the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, located at 1621 South 3rd Street (corner of 3rd and Bagby). Registration will open at 7:45 in the lobby of the Meyer Center on the second floor (room 250).

As you may remember, parking is always challenging at Baylor and it will be made more challenging by the fact that the former Business School Building (Cashion) is under renovation and construction has taken away several parking areas. If possible, please carpool to the conference as a group. You can drop off your group at the corner of 3rd and Bagby and then begin the hunt for a parking space. We recommend planning to get here to park around 7:30-7:45 AM, before all the students arrive for 8:00 classes.

Baylor has a new parking policy for visitors. They are no longer requiring parking permits. Visitors who come to campus one time or less per month may park in any visitor, student, or faculty/staff parking space unless it is reserved or handicapped without a permit. All other normal regulations still apply. If you come to campus more than once in thirty days, you need to go online to register your car. For further information or to register your car, go to www.baylor.edu/dps and click on the Parking and Transportation link. Scroll down to visitor parking on the menu.

There are two parking garages near the Meyer Center. The East Garage is at the corner of 3rd and Daugherty. Exit the garage on the Third Street side and walk toward campus, past the East Village Dining Commons and the Elliston Chapel. A second parking garage is on Fourth Street, directly across from the Paul L. Foster Campus facility in which the Meyer Center is located. There are other parking lots around the campus which can be located on maps on the Baylor website. We suggest downloading and printing out a parking map. The website is www.baylor.edu/map/ if that doesn’t work go to www.baylor.edu and the map link is at the bottom of the page.

Enter the Foster Campus facility from the grand stairway on the exterior of the building near 3rd street or find the first floor entrance and ride the elevator up to the Meyer Conference Center, registration, exhibits, coffee, fruit, and pastries. Watch for Baylor School of Education students in the lobby and outside the building who can help direct you to the conference site.

Once you get here, we promise to make it worth the effort!