New UCF Building to Serve as International Reading Resource

A new building at the University of Central Florida will serve as an international resource for parents, educators and others interested in the art and science of teaching reading.

The Morgridge International Reading Center, part of UCF’s College of Education, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

UCF President John C. Hitt and College of Education Dean Sandra Robinson will speak at the ceremony. Other speakers include Gerard Robinson, commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, and Victoria Risko, president of the International Reading Association.

The center will serve as a hub for connections between research-based institutions and the classroom and between reading strategies and the day-to-day activities of teachers.

The center’s high-tech capabilities will be demonstrated during grand-opening activities through presentations on interactive white boards, a video chat with children from a local school and a demo of virtual-classroom software used to train teachers.

Parking is available for television trucks in the circle behind the Teaching Academy. Other media should park in Garage A.

Directions: Take the main University Boulevard entrance onto campus. Television trucks should go straight as if going into Garage A, but make a right turn into the loop before entering the garage. Other media should proceed to the garage.

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