Primary Elementary Teachers Association

Multiple Paths to Literacy
with Miriam Trehearne

Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
October 27, 2017


PETA has the privilege of welcoming Miriam Trehearne for a full day of literacy development. Miriam will be speaking to teachers about early elementary strategies from her book Multiple Paths to Literacy: Proven high-yield strategies to scaffold engaging literacy learning across the curriculum. This conference will focus on bridging literacy with inquiry, play, art technology and self-regulation through intentional teaching. Participants will sit in comfy theatre seating and work together as Miriam shares her best practices for early literacy instruction.  

Keynote Speaker

Miriam Treahearne

Miriam Trehearne has been a classroom teacher, resource teacher, Program Specialist (exceptional needs students) Literacy Coach, Literacy Specialist and University Associate. Miriam’s passion is effective and engaging literacy teaching and learning for all students.

As a Literacy Specialist, she led a very successful research-based literacy initiative in a very large urban school district (156 elementary schools) which focused on 56 high-needs schools.

The results “closed the literacy gaps” by third grade and have been documented by university researchers and an independent program evaluator.

Miriam also continues to write professional books, publish in journals and creates developmentally appropriate and engaging teacher/student literacy resources.



Due to WTC delays we will be at the Scotiabank Theatre Halifax. We will have seats in one theatre so our numbers are limited this year. We can only hold 290 participants. Please register early, there will be no wait list for cancellations. 

Scotiabank Theatre Halifax - Bayers Lake
190 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3S 1C5

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Conference Schedule

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:15 a.m. Check-in and vendor browsing
9:00 a.m. Welcome from PETA and Introduction to keynote speaker - Meriam Trehearne
10:15 a.m.  Morning Break
Refreshments will be provided.  Opportunity for vendor browsing
10:30 a.m.  Keynote continues
12:00 noon  Lunch (attendees are on their own)
1:30 p.m. . Keynote continues
3:00 p.m. . Closing Remarks followed by receipts given out
3:32 p.m. PETA Annual General meeting - all conference attendees welcome

Important Reminders:

  • No onsite registration
  • Online registrations must include online payment
  • All receipts and name tags will be picked up at the conference; nothing will be mailed to participants.


Conference fee 
Substitutes, Retired and Student Teachers

Participants are responsible for their own lunch and accommodations (if required).  Break items will be provided.

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Registration Deadlines:

Online: October 13, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Event capacity is limited to 290

For further information:

Ashley Chapman

While we encourage members to have an NSTU web account, one is NOT REQUIRED to register for a conference.
You may register utilizing any email account.

To register for the PETA conference online click HERE.

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