professor to speak at
Florida Elementary Education Conference
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 18,
2002) - Dr. Timothy R. Toops, assistant professor of education at
Florida Southern College, will speak at the Florida Elementary Education
Conference being held Nov. 14-16 at the Sheraton World Resort in
Orlando. The conference is sponsored by the Florida Council on Elementary
Education and Florida Department of Education and is a part of the
state's "Just Read! Florida" and "Reading First" initiatives.
Toops' presentation, "Using Literature to Reinforce Reading 'Skill'
Teaching," will focus on several literature selections and how to
reinforce skills that are taught on a daily basis. Responses to
literature will be covered showing the critical importance of prior
Toops joined FSC's faculty in 2000 after a 30-year career as an
educator in Ohio. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University
and went on to earn his master's degree as a reading specialist
from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. He received his doctorate
in education with emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.