Loading…
Welcome to the largest K-8 literacy conference in North America!

Registered attendees can now log into the LitCon Virtual Event Place.
Website: www.virtualeventplace.com/LitCon2021 
Log in: The email address you used to register for LitCon
Password: LitCon2021
You will be prompted to change this password after your initial login. 

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Saturday, January 30
 

9:00am EST

21A - On-Demand+: Digging Deeper into Comprehension in Reading Recovery
Learn how to help children dig deeper into comprehension in Reading Recovery texts by making inferences and connecting to the 'big ideas of life' found in all literature.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #21B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lea McGee

Emeritus Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lea M. McGee is Emeritus Professor and Reading Recovery Trainer at the Ohio State University where she was the Marie Clay Chair of Reading Recovery and Early Literacy. She previously taught at the University of Alabama, Boston College, and Louisiana State University. She is author... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

22A - On-Demand+: Word Work Across the Lesson: From Isolation to Integration
Does word work sometimes feel less connected than it should? Let's work together to plan responsively for word work across the lesson, not just at the board.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #22B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
JL

Jamie Lipp

Trainer, Reading Recovery, The Ohio State University
Dr. Jamie Lipp currently serves as a Recovery trainer at The Ohio State University. Jamie has nearly 20 years of experience in education, serving in a variety of roles which include classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy specialists, ELA curriculum specialist and university... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

23A - On-Demand+: Book Clubs, Book Talks, and Read-Alouds: Experiences to Inspire Community
Help your students become the driving force of literary response and book choice in your ELA classroom. Explore engaging strategies to create joyfully engaged readers while building their readers' identities.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #23B on January 31 at 2:45 PM PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LD

Lynne Dorfman

Advisory Board Teacher Leader, West Chester University, West Chester Writing Project
Lynne Dorfman has been an adjunct professor for Arcadia University for the past twenty years and loves interacting with graduate students. Lynne enjoys her work as a co-editor of PA Reads: Journal of Keystone State Literacy Association and current president of KSLA Brandywine/Valley... Read More →
KH

Kristin Haring

8th Grade Teacher, Reading, Kutztown Area School District
Kristin Haring is 8th-grade Reading teacher & team leader at Kutztown Area School District. She is the Secondary ELA department leader and serves the district as teacher leader for middle school on the district's literacy committee. An educator for 20 years. Kristin first began her... Read More →
CG

Catherine Gehman

4th Grade Teacher, Boyertown Area School District
Catherine Gehman is a Fourth Grade ELA Teacher at Gilbertsville Elementary School in the Boyertown Area School District. She has an M.Ed.in General Education,from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA and a B.S.Ed., Elementary Education K-8 from Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH. Catherine... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

24A - On-Demand+: "We-Do" Writing: Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers
Explore writing that consists of three foundational strands. Teachers learn how to use these strands to better meet individual student needs.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #24B on Sunday, January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Leah Mermelstein

Literacy Consultant and Author, Read-Write-Connect, INC
Leah is an internationally recognized literacy consultant and the author of many books on the teaching of reading and writing, As the president of Read-Write-Connect, INC Leah works with school districts, educational organizations and universities to help teachers, literacy coaches... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

25A - On-Demand+: Your Story is your Superpower!
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Jason Reynolds' popular book, Ghost. Every life can inspire writing. Hear his story and learn how to build dialogue and engage students in writing.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #25B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Owner, Matthew Carter Talks, LLC
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Ghost, a New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds. Recently named one of America's 100 most-loved books by the Great American Read, Carter's story has served as welcomed introduction to literature for thousands of students, and given... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

26A - On-Demand+: The Power of Choice: Coaching for a Culture of Collaboration
Choice fosters engagement and ownership, but are teachers provided with authentic choices in coaching and professional learning? Explore ways to increase choice while leveraging technology to expand sharing and collaboration.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #26B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
JW

Jacqueline Wissman

District Literacy Coach Trainer, South-Western City Schools
Jacqueline Wissman began her teaching in Columbus Public Schools in 1993 and have experience in grades K-4. She immediately pursued my MA in Reading/Language at The Ohio State University to learn to meet the needs of her students. In 1999, she engaged in Primary Literacy Collaborative... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

27A - On-Demand+: Science and Practice: What Research Actually Says about Teaching our Youngest Learners
Science of reading research can be interpreted in many ways, but assessment data - both formative and summative - should guide decision making in schools.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #27B on February 6 at 3:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
AK

Adria Klein

Professor, Saint Marys College
Adria Klein, Ph.D., is the Trainer and Director of the Reading Recovery Center at Saint Mary’s College of California. Dr. Klein is the co-author of many professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, as well as many children's books. Her latest books are... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

28A - On-Demand+: Using Picture Books to Anchor, Navigate, and Explore
Picture books allow students to master literacies with depth and precision. Learn to anchor teaching, model thinking, support student learning, and explore inquiries with carefully curated texts!

Join the live Continued Engagement session #28B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and author with 28 years of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She co-authored What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers-Not the Book, enjoys blogging and writing for... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

33A - On-Demand+: Every Child Deserves #TheRightTools: Equitable Practices that Meet Students’ Needs
Make informed decisions based on the unique needs of your students, striving for equitable learning experiences and outcomes. Explore ways to leverage resources, instruction, and strategies that value all students.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #33B on February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Towanda Harris

Dr. Towanda Harris

Author/Consultant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. Towanda Harris has been a teacher, staff developer, literacy content specialist, and instructional coach. Currently an Instructional Leadership Coordinator and an adjunct professor of reading and writing in Atlanta, Georgia, she brings almost twenty years of experience to the... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

35A - On-Demand+: Using Running Record Analysis to Inform Early Literacy Instruction for English Learners
Through running record analysis, explore the unique early literacy instructional needs of English learners and the impact of first language transfer, oral language, and literacy gaps. Some basic knowledge of Running Record conventions, scoring and analysis is strongly recommended.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #35B on February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ledger

Stephanie Ledger

ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher, Waterloo Region District School Board, Sunnyside Public School
Stephanie Ledger is an ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Kitchener, Ontario. For the past 30 years, Stephanie has engaged in collaborative learning opportunities with elementary and secondary English learners and their teachers... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

36A - On-Demand+: Building Coaching Capacity
This session highlights the coaching of two teachers; one being coached in classroom practices and one being coached in how to become a literacy coach. Applicable to all coaches.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #36B on February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CW

Caitlyn White

1st Grade Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools
Caitlyn White has 6 years experience in the classroom. She has taught 5th grade and is currently a 1st grade teacher. Caitlyn recently completed a year-long study aimed at connecting Marie Clay's Literacy Processing Theory to classroom practices. During this time, she taught a student... Read More →
LL

LeeAnn Lewellen

Instructional Coach, Fayette County Public Schools
LeeAnn is a Reading Recovery trained teacher that is currently serving as an instructional coach.
KW

Kelsey Wharton

3rd Grade Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools, Northern Elementary
Kelsey Wharton is in her 7th year of teaching. She teaches 3rd grade at Northern Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky. She has her masters in Educational Leadership and is working to become an instructional coach.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

38A - On-Demand+: What's New for K-2 Readers?
Discover quality children’s literature of many genres published in the past year. A bibliography is provided.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #38B on February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
PS

Patricia Scharer

Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
Patricia L Scharer is Professor Emeritus of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. She has been actively involved in two literacy projects—Literacy Collaborative, a K-8 school reform model training on-site coaches to support teacher professional... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

41A - On-Demand+: Hard to Teach for Me!
Examine procedures that bring about change in a child's processing system. Reflect on the teaching and learning that lead to a plan of action.

Join the live Continued Engagement session 41B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Maryann McBride

Maryann McBride

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Clemson University
Maryann McBride is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Clemson University. She has spent 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the largest urban implementation... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

43A - On-Demand+: Blurring the Line Between Reading, Writing, Thinking, Talking
Reading grows writers, writing grows readers. Explore strategies for developing a constructive flow between reading and writing workshop that enables students to think, talk, construct, and ultimately develop literate lives.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #43B on Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
MN

Maria Nichols

Author and Consultant, San Diego Unified School District
Maria Nichols supports educators and refines her own craft in urban schools in schools and districts across the United States. Her work as a teacher, literacy coach, administrator and author has focused on the development of thoughtful teaching and learning inside classrooms alive... Read More →
LM

Leah Mermelstein

Literacy Consultant and Author, Read-Write-Connect, INC
Leah is an internationally recognized literacy consultant and the author of many books on the teaching of reading and writing, As the president of Read-Write-Connect, INC Leah works with school districts, educational organizations and universities to help teachers, literacy coaches... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

45A - On-Demand+: Engaging Literacy Instruction Across All Content Areas
Learn how to easily incorporate literacy into daily instruction. Strategies include vocabulary development, writing to demonstrate learning, reading comprehension, writing to learn, and academic dialogue.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #45B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
EM

Erin Manna

Reading and Writing Teacher, Morton Middle School
Erin Manna has spent the past 19 years working in education, teaching English and reading intervention classes to students in grades 6-12. She is currently a secondary literacy instructional specialist for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky. In this position, Erin... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

46A - On-Demand+: Professional Development with Lasting Impact: Designing for Instructional Change
To create professional development with lasting pedagogical impact, literacy coaches must plan for high levels of engagement that includes: clear expectations, deep immersion with content, and clear, powerful demonstrations.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #46B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DG

Danielle Gruhler

Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University
Gruhler has been a professional educator for nearly 30 years. She has been a classroom teacher as well as teacher educator in Middle and Early Childhood Education, and the graduate program in literacy education at Kent State University. She has served numerous school districts in... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

47A - On-Demand+: Empowering Reading Recovery Teachers as Change Agents in Schools and Districts
Transcend building and district K-2 core instruction by utilizing your Reading Recovery teachers as professional development facilitators and peer literacy coaches while building capacity among your staff and district.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #47B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lea McGee

Emeritus Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lea M. McGee is Emeritus Professor and Reading Recovery Trainer at the Ohio State University where she was the Marie Clay Chair of Reading Recovery and Early Literacy. She previously taught at the University of Alabama, Boston College, and Louisiana State University. She is author... Read More →
LF

Lisa Fisher

Reading Recovery TL & ELA Program Specialist, Sarasota County Schools
Lisa Fisher, Sarasota County Schools Reading Recovery Teacher Leader 5 years, over 23 years of experience in district serving as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, reading resource teacher, CARE/MtSS facilitator, PD coordinator, district program specialist and RR teacher... Read More →
RC

Rachel Chappell

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Sarasota County Schools, Tatum Ridge Elementary
Rachel Chappell has been an educator for 20+ years in Sarasota, FL. with elementary teaching and professional development experience. She has been reading coach, Reading Recovery Teacher and is currently a Teacher Leader in Sarasota County, FL, a young yet robust Reading Recovery... Read More →
PF

Patti Folino

Principal, Sarasota County Schools
Dr. Patti Folino, Principal at Tuttle Elementary School in Sarasota County, has served as teacher Pre-K through 8th grade, professional development specialist, and school & district administrator. She has been an educator in Sarasota County Florida for over 25 years with an ongoing... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

48A - On-Demand+: From Surviving to Thriving: Building a Culture of Resilience for Educators
Leading those who teach is emotional work. Explore how using your emotional intelligence can create greater resilience and success in your school. Let's learn to thrive!

Join the live Continued Engagement session #48B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kinzel

Sherry Kinzel

Literacy/Coach Trainer, The Ohio State University
Sherry Kinzel is a University Trainer for the Literacy Collaborative Project, a nationally recognized literacy coach training center at The Ohio State University. She is passionate about helping educators discover their strengths and create the kind of transformational change in schools... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

53A - On-Demand+: Using Running Records: A Static View of a Dynamic Process
Explore using Running Records to identify issues and plan instruction. Particular attention is given to dealing with monitoring, searching, and adapting for older readers.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #53B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates

Associate Professor, Literacy Education; Reading Recovery Trainer, Clemson University
C.C. Bates is an Associate Professor in Literacy Education and the Director of the Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Training Center at Clemson University. Her research agenda focuses on the use of digital tools to enhance and deliver professional development for reading interventionists... Read More →
avatar for Maryann McBride

Maryann McBride

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Clemson University
Maryann McBride is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Clemson University. She has spent 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the largest urban implementation... Read More →
JR

Jan Richardson

Author and Consultant
Jan is an author and consultant. Her books, The Next Steps in..., are very popular with teachers. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and frequent presenter at National, Regional and Local conference.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

54A - On-Demand+: Facilitating Student-Led Talk: 'Hands Down, Speak Out'
Facilitating Student-Led Talk Virtually and In-Person: Hands-Down, Speak Out.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #54B on Saturday, February 6, at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CT

Christy Thompson

Literacy Coach, Fairfax County Public Schools
Christy Thompson is a Literacy Coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She has previously worked as a classroom teacher in PreK through 2nd grade classrooms and as a Reading Recovery teacher. Christy has spent her teaching and coaching career particularly focused on listening... Read More →
KW

Kassia Wedekind

Math Coach and Consultant
Kassia Omohundro Wedekind spent many years as a classroom teacher and math coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and now splits her time between being an independent math coach and an editor at Stenhouse Publishers. Her favorite days are spent in classrooms learning from... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

55A - On-Demand+: Leveraging Language to Build and Bridge English Learners' Vocabulary Needs in Middle Grades
Focus on leveraging the existing language assets of middle school English Language Learners is a translanguaging approach. Practical strategies and resources are shared along with best practices for English language development during this interactive session.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #55B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lesley Morgan

Title III EL Specialist, Harrison County Schools
Lesley is National Board Certified Teacher with almost 20 years of teaching experience ranging from EFL teaching in Japan to higher education teaching at a large public university, middle school classroom reading teacher, and as an itinerant, EL specialist where she works with ages... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

56A - On-Demand+: Building Relationships through Student-Centered, Inquiry-Based Coaching Cycles
Building and maintaining positive relationships is the key to effective coaching! Learn how to keep the focus on student achievement while empowering teachers through side-by-side inquiry, decision-making, and risk-taking.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #56B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
SS

Shelly Schaub

Literacy Collaborative Trainer, The Ohio State University
Shelly Schaub is currently a Literacy Collaborative trainer at The Ohio State University. She has served as a Classroom Teacher, Intervention Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, Title 1 Coordinator, Literacy Coach, and Professional Developer.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

57A - On-Demand+: Applying Reading Recovery Principles in the Classroom Setting
Classroom teachers must work effectively with students who struggle in literacy. Learn theory and basic principles used by Reading Recovery teachers for working with students in the classroom setting.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #57B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KL

Kayla Lewis

Literacy Professor, Missouri State University
Kayla Lewis, Ph.D., has been in the education field for over 20 years, with experience as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and university professor. She is currently a literacy professor at Missouri State University. Her research focuses on interventions... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

58A - On-Demand+: Titles to Promote Culturally Responsive Classrooms and Engage Diverse Learners
Come see newly published books and learn classroom-tested ideas to promote culturally responsive classrooms and teach across the curriculum. Children's work and teaching charts demonstrate ways to differentiate.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #58B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
FW

Fran Wilson

Teacher and Language Arts Instructional Leader, Madeira City Schools
Fran Wilson is a second grade teacher and language arts instructional leader at Madeira Elementary School. She has served on multiple book awards including the Notable Books for a Global Society Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Charlotte Huck Award. She is currently reviewing... Read More →
NP

Nicole Prater

2nd Grade Teacher and Science Instructional Leader, Madeira City Schools
Nicole Prater is a second grade teacher and a science instructional leader at Madeira Elementary School. In her twenty years of teaching she has discovered many creative ways to incorporate quality literature into all content areas, while differentiating to meet the needs of all learners... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

61A - On-Demand+: What's your point? Clear, Concise Teaching After the Running Record
Pressured after running records to decide on just the right teaching moves? Learn how to craft teaching points that are true, kind, and necessary throughout a child's lessons.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #61B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Leslie McBane

Teacher Leader, South-Western City Schools, Stiles Family Center
Leslie has been an Ohio Teacher Leader for over 20 years and is a former Literacy Coach with Literacy Collaborative. She currently serves as the President-Elect of RRCNA. Leslie finds the work of teaching children to read and write endlessly challenging and rewarding, and appreciates... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

62A - On-Demand+: 'Lifting' Student Learning in Literacy Processing
When a student "appears unwilling to work," frustration can block further learning. Dr. Clay outlines procedures that enable us to lift student learning. Let's explore what's possible.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #62B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
PG

Pamela Grayson

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Mid-Atlantic Reading Recovery
Pam Grayson's experience in Reading Recovery® spans 27 years. She is currently a pseudo-retired Teacher Leader who still teaches children daily as a volunteer. Her life in Reading Recovery® began in 1992 at the UNC-Wilmington under the expert tutelage of Dr Noel Jones. She loves... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

64A - On-Demand+: From Isolation to Integrated Practice: Phonics & Phonemic Awareness All Day Long!
Early literacy skills of phonemic awareness and phonics can be learned while reading, writing, and speaking. Reimagine a day filled with fun, purposeful transfer of new learning.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #64B on Saturday, February 6, at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KS

Kelsey Sorum (Corter)

K-1 Co-Teacher, Brooklyn Compass Charter School
Kelsey Sorum spends each day co-constructing joyful learning experiences alongside 26 kindergartners at a NYC progressive public school. Kelsey values the strong voices of young children and knows literacy is a vessel for them to be seen and heard, while developing empathy and perspective-taking... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

65A - On-Demand+: Increasing Student Engagement During Reading and Writing Workshop
Explore strategies for increasing engagement of 21st century adolescents with movement and talking, thus promoting thinking and learning during minilessons, small group instruction, independent work, and sharing.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #65B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
AN

Amy Nguyen

Educational Consultant
Amy Nguyen taught for 14 years in an urban, high poverty school as a Special Education teacher and a reading intervention specialist, and 8 years in a private school as a middle school language arts teacher and then as a Curriculum Director. As a Curriculum Director she presented... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

66A - On-Demand+: Linger in the Lift: Prompting Shifts in Teaching and Learning
Want to take coaching to new levels, resulting in shifts in teaching and learning? Explore how effective coaching interactions unfold, including a time of lingering to lift teacher thinking.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #66B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
WR

Wendy Reed (Sheets)

Literacy Collaborative Trainer, OSU Literacy Collaborative Training Center
As an author, speaker, Literacy Collaborative trainer, PhD candidate, consultant, researcher, former classroom teacher, literacy coach, & Reading Recovery teacher with over 20 years of experience, Wendy is passionate about fostering professional learning with teachers, coaches, administrators... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

67A - On-Demand+: Influencing Literacy Legislation and Policies
Prevent inequitable state literacy policies and legislation through implementing critical strategies and taking essential action. Focusing on dyslexia, learn how to take necessary steps if legislation has already been passed.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #67B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KC

Kathryn Champeau

Reading Specialist, UW Milwaukee
Kathy Champeau is a Past President of the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) currently serving as their Legislative Chair. She has testified at her state government hearings regarding proposed literacy policies and legislation.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

68A - On-Demand+: Reading Recovery and Research: Beyond the Intervention
The success of Reading Recovery has had profound influences on literacy instruction. Explore research and resources available to support the influence of Reading Recovery in other instructional contexts.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #68B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DZ

Debra Zarling

PK-5 Literacy Coordinator, Oshkosh Area School District
Debra Zarling is the PK-5 Literacy Coordinator for the Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin and site coordinator for the Valley Area Reading Recovery Consortium. In addition to her role as a district Reading Specialist, she has also been a classroom teacher, Title I Teacher... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

71A - On-Demand+: When Students Don’t Know How to Confirm
A shrug? A blank stare? We've all had students who aren't sure how to answer the question: “Are you right?” Videos demonstrate theory into practice as you foster student independence in confirming responses.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #71B on February 6 at 3:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LF

Lorianne Fitzgerald

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Delaware City Schools
Lori has been involved with Reading Recovery (as both a teacher and a teacher leader) for the past 13 years. She has given conference presentations on confirming, roaming around the known, sounds and spelling, and complexity in writing.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

72A - On-Demand+: Daily Writing Segment: Always A Teaching Move with a Target
Clay tells us that our teaching during writing should target: learning to do something, do it better, faster, link it up to something, and use it independently. Come explore how.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #72B on February 6 at 3:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CS

Cheri Slinger

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, The Ohio State University
Cheri Slinger is a Reading Recovery teacher leader on assignment with The Ohio State University. She has worked as a RR teacher or teacher leader for 31 years. Prior to the Reading Recovery work, she taught primary grades for 14 years. Cheri has presented at conferences and worked... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

73A - On-Demand+: Building Bigger Ideas: The Power of Talk, Texts, and Thoughtful Teacher Facilitation
Big ideas abound in classrooms where students think and talk together purposefully and joyfully. Explore great texts for launching talks and facilitative strategies for teaching all children to engage meaningfully.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #73B on February 6 at 3:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
MN

Maria Nichols

Author and Consultant, San Diego Unified School District
Maria Nichols supports educators and refines her own craft in urban schools in schools and districts across the United States. Her work as a teacher, literacy coach, administrator and author has focused on the development of thoughtful teaching and learning inside classrooms alive... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

75A - On-Demand+: Small Group Reading & Writing for ALL Students
Small groups create opportunities for good instruction that can also serve as interventions. Learn about tools and protocols that support small group reading and writing for students in grades 6-8.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #75B on February 6 at 3:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Patty McGee

Patty McGee

Author, Instructional Coach, Benchmark Education
Patty McGee is an author and teacher whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where educators and students discover their true potential and power. Patty's favorite moments are when groups of teachers are studying alongside students collaboratively in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and author with 28 years of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She co-authored What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers-Not the Book, enjoys blogging and writing for... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

77A - On-Demand+: The E-Squared Solution: Equity and Excellence Right Now
Our students and teachers need to have change that happens right now, with immediate and clear impact on student results and educational equity.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #77B on January 31 at 2:45 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DR

Douglas Reeves

Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions
Dr. Reeves has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 30 books and more than 100 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

78A - On-Demand+: Best New Books for Grades 3-6
Outstanding new books for cultivating reading joy in grade 3-8 students will be showcased! An extensive list of titles highlights a variety of genres, formats, themes, and awards.  

Join the live Continued Engagement session #78B on February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LP

Lisa Patrick

Reading Recovery Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lisa Pinkerton (Patrick) is the Marie Clay Endowed Chair in Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at The Ohio State University. She also works as a Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative trainer at OSU. An avid reader, Lisa earned her PhD in Literature for Children and Young Adults... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

100 - On-Demand: Supporting EL Students: Thoughtful Text Selection, Book Introductions, and Prompting
Securing success for EL students by providing carefully selected texts, supportive book introductions, and targeted prompting during guided reading.

Speakers
MM

Melinda Miller

Professor, Sam Houston State University
Melinda Miller is a Professor of Reading at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She is a former Reading Recovery teacher and also taught kindergarten, first, and second grades. Additionally, she worked as a Reading Specialist for K-4 students.
JR

Jolene Reed

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University
Jolene Reed is an Assistant Professor of Reading at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She is a former Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and K-5 Literacy Coordinator for a public school district. She has many years of classroom teaching experience in grades K-6.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

101 - On-Demand: It's All About Trust: Three Methods for Teaching Reading Impactfully
Address trust, engagement, and joy in the impactful teaching of reading. Empower teachers to re-tool their conferencing, assessments, minilessons and read-alouds to create agentive student reading experiences.

Speakers
JS

Jennifer Scoggin

Literacy Consultant
Dr. Jennifer Scoggin has been working in classrooms as a teacher, researcher and consultant for over 20 years. She holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University, has presented at several national conferences and is the author of Be Fabulous... Read More →
HS

Hannah Schneewind

Literacy Consultant
Hannah Schneewind has been teaching and consulting for over 25 years. She taught first and second grade in Brooklyn, NY and Westport, CT., and she consults nationally. She is a frequent presenter at conferences such as NCTE, ILA, Literacy for All, and the Connecticut Reading Association... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

102 - On-Demand: Making Instruction Match YOUR Writers: Introducing Four Domains of Responsiveness
Become equipped and empowered to make modifications to curriculum and instruction based on the academic, linguistic, cultural, and social-emotional identities and abilities of YOUR students.

Speakers
KS

Kelsey Sorum (Corter)

K-1 Co-Teacher, Brooklyn Compass Charter School
Kelsey Sorum spends each day co-constructing joyful learning experiences alongside 26 kindergartners at a NYC progressive public school. Kelsey values the strong voices of young children and knows literacy is a vessel for them to be seen and heard, while developing empathy and perspective-taking... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

105 - On-Demand: Book Introductions: Making the First Read Successful
Clay says designing an introduction 'demands great skill.' Explore various elements of crafting an introduction from planning to delivery so EVERY student is successful. Appropriate for teachers of all experience levels.

Speakers
CW

Caitlyn White

1st Grade Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools
Caitlyn White has 6 years experience in the classroom. She has taught 5th grade and is currently a 1st grade teacher. Caitlyn recently completed a year-long study aimed at connecting Marie Clay's Literacy Processing Theory to classroom practices. During this time, she taught a student... Read More →
AE

Amy Emmons

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Fayette County Public Schools
Amy Emmons is a Reading Recovery teacher leader in Lexington, Kentucky, where she works with Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons teachers in both urban and suburban schools. Prior to her initial training as a Reading Recovery teacher in 2006, she taught kindergarten and first grade... Read More →
BM

Beth Magsig

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Fayette County Public Schools
Beth Magsig is a Reading Recovery teacher leader with Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her Reading Recovery teacher training in 2006 and became a teacher leader in 2014. Prior to her Reading Recovery training, Beth spent six years as a primary grade... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

106 - On-Demand: Teaching in a Brave Space: Best Practices for Remote Literacy Instruction
Teachers have bravely translated best practices into remote learning experiences; considering learner impact of each. Discover remote learning practices/resources that support literacy development of our most fragile K-2 literacy learners.

Speakers
PP

Peggy Phillips

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Lexington School District One
Peggy Phillips is the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Lexington School District One. Peggy’s 25 years of teaching experience includes working with at-risk students at the pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school level in a traditional school setting as well as several years... Read More →
KG

Kris Gillaspy

Coordinator of Response to Intervention & ESOL, Lexington School District One
Kris Gillaspy is the Coordinator of Response to Intervention & ESOL and serves as the Site Coordinator for Reading Recovery for Lexington School District One. Kris taught middle school English Language Arts and served as a literacy coach for 13 years prior to moving to the coordinator... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

107 - On-Demand: Leveraging Language to Build and Bridge English Learners' Vocabulary Needs in K-5 Classrooms
Examine the language assets English Learners bring to the K-5 classroom. Leveraging those assets while building their vocabulary provides opportunities for increasing literacy and English language development, translanguaging approach during this interactive session.

Speakers
LM

Lesley Morgan

Title III EL Specialist, Harrison County Schools
Lesley is National Board Certified Teacher with almost 20 years of teaching experience ranging from EFL teaching in Japan to higher education teaching at a large public university, middle school classroom reading teacher, and as an itinerant, EL specialist where she works with ages... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

108 - On-Demand: Using Literacy Practices to Teach Empathy
Teaching empathy is essential in strengthening a positive classroom community. Learn to navigate emotional literacy and how to incorporate empathy into your daily literacy practices.

Speakers
RB

Ryli Ball

5th Grade Teacher, Newark City Schools
Ryli Ball is currently a fifth-grade teacher in Newark City Schools. She is an experienced elementary educator with a background in working with students with various emotional and behavioral disorders. Ryli has a passion for teaching and incorporating emotional learning in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Kinzel

Sherry Kinzel

Literacy/Coach Trainer, The Ohio State University
Sherry Kinzel is a University Trainer for the Literacy Collaborative Project, a nationally recognized literacy coach training center at The Ohio State University. She is passionate about helping educators discover their strengths and create the kind of transformational change in schools... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

109 - On-Demand: Cultivating Conversation in the Classroom Using Read-Alouds and Book Clubs
Develop and deepen the art of conversation in the classroom through prompting and the gradual release model. Students build conversational prowess while talking about books.

Speakers
AG

Alison Gettler

Literacy Coach - Intermediate Grades, Hamilton City Schools
Alison Gettler is an Intermediate Literacy Coach in the Hamilton City School District. She has twenty one years of teaching experience in the elementary grades. In 2011, Alison was The Henry T. Wilke's Celebrates Education Award of Education Finalist. Alison holds a Master's Degree... Read More →
BS

Brandee Staud

Intermediate Literacy Coach, Hamilton City School District
Brandee Staud is an intermediate literacy coach in The Hamilton City School District. She has twenty-one years of experience teaching students in first through fifth grades. Brandee holds a Master?s Degree is Elementary Education and has recently completed training through The Ohio... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

110 - On-Demand: Supporting Student Comprehension: Creating Text Sets to Support Historical Fiction
Dip into perspectives of multiple text comprehension. Dive into creating text sets using primary and secondary sources. Finish with building a unit that addresses Social Studies and English Language Arts standards.

Speakers
MW

Mandy Wallace

4th Grade Teacher, Slippery Rock Area
Mandy Wallace has been working in the field of education for 20 years working with students and teachers in grades K-5. These positions have included curriculum coordinator, reading specialist, and a classroom teacher. She has a passion for anything and everything literacy related... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

111 - On-Demand: Writing Minilessons: Illuminating What Writers Do to See the Possibilities
Discover how to teach minilessons that support writers by making visible understandings relative to writing process, craft, conventions, genre, and management. Explore mentor texts, planning, and building a writing community.

Speakers
WR

Wendy Reed (Sheets)

Literacy Collaborative Trainer, OSU Literacy Collaborative Training Center
As an author, speaker, Literacy Collaborative trainer, PhD candidate, consultant, researcher, former classroom teacher, literacy coach, & Reading Recovery teacher with over 20 years of experience, Wendy is passionate about fostering professional learning with teachers, coaches, administrators... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

112 - On-Demand: Decision-Making for Engaging Shared Reading Demonstrations
Explore the role of routines and behaviors during shared reading in developing and expanding language and deepening comprehension. Identify four categories of instructional decisions highlighting the impact on student engagement.

Speakers
DC

Debra Crouch

Literacy Consultant, Independent Literacy Consultant
Debra Crouch works nationally as an independent literacy consultant, collaborating with districts and schools in designing professional learning opportunities to empower teachers, principals, and coaches as they envision instruction over time, across texts, and among practices. As... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

121 - On-Demand: Shifting from a Basal to Responsive Literacy Instruction in K-8
Our district shifted our thinking from, what will we adopt this cycle to what materials support our ideology about how students learn to read. Our literacy coaches made it possible.

Speakers
BG

Bernadette Gallegos

5-6 Grade Literacy Coach, Portales Municipal School District
Bernadette has dedicated her time in education working with students aging from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Her knowledge around high expectations and ability to motivate students to do their best is her expertise. She joined the Portales literacy team in 2018 and her willingness to... Read More →
LW

Lynne Walker

Kindergarten Literacy Coach, Portales Municipal School District
Lynne Walker has extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in Kindergarten education. Lynne has been a Kindergarten classroom teacher and a Kindergarten Literacy Coach and Interventionist for over 20 years. She brings sunshine to her students and the teachers she mentors.
SH

Sara Hunton

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction, Portales Municipal School District
Sara Hunton has educators at the heart of her work in education. Throughout her experiences, as a student, teacher, literacy coach, mentor, and administrator she has developed an empathic understanding of the gap between the desire to want to meet all students at their current reality... Read More →
BS

Bridget Segovia

Grade 1 and 2 Literacy Coach, Portales Municipal School District
Bridget Segovia began her experience in Special Education and developed a deep understanding of working with readers who were struggling. She advanced her experience through Reading Recovery training and continued sharing her knowledge as the grades 1 and 2 Literacy Coach. Bridget... Read More →
AH

Amy Horton

Grades 3-4 Literacy Coach, Portales Municipal School District
Amy Horton has extensive teaching experience working with upper elementary students and through her training has developed a gift of eliciting deep and thoughtful oral and written responses from her students. Amy's leadership as a classroom teacher, generated a professional path that... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

122 - On-Demand: Building Equitable Instruction Through Student Work Analysis
Effective learning begins with outcome. Learn ways literacy coaches can share how student work relates to equity, protocols for reviewing performance tasks, and action plans to create data-driven teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gunter

Angela Gunter

District Literacy Instructional Coach, Daviess County High School
Angie Gunter has had 18 years of experience in literacy education as a high school English teacher, a regional literacy specialist for 46 school districts, and college adjunct at 3 universities. She serves as the district literacy instructional coach for the 20 schools in Daviess... Read More →
SM

Shiryl McAdams

District Reading Interventionist, Daviess County Public Schools
Shiryl has had 17 years experience in elementary education in Kentucky and Florida. She has been an Elementary Literacy Coach and Interventionist for the past 6 years and has recently accepted the District Literacy Intervention Coach position in her district. She is a National Board... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

123 - On-Demand: Research Informed Coaching Practices
Let's examine research that can inform your work as coaches. We include just published studies as well as revisit older studies that can shape your work with teachers.

Speakers
DM

Denise Morgan

Professor, Kent State University
Denise N. Morgan is a Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University. She presents at this conference regularly along with at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference and the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. She has provided professional... Read More →
EP

Enrique Puig

Director Morgridge International Reading Center, University of Central Florida
Enrique A. Puig is the director Morgridge International Reading Center at University of Central Florida. Enrique A. Puig has over 37 years of experience in education with experiences varying from K-12 classroom teaching, literacy coaching, to Reading Recovery®. Enrique actively presents... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

131 - On-Demand: Boosting the Summer Blues Away
Summer Literacy Boost addresses summer slide by providing an out of school ELA experience on steroids for Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Includes a description of a pandemic-related virtual version.

Speakers
AH

Allison Henry

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Jefferson County Public Schools
Allison has been an educator for 18 years. Allison trained to be a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in 2013-14 and currently holds this position for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY. Allison served on the RRCNA board of directors in 2018-19 and presented at the Reading... Read More →
AG

Amy Goodenough

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Jefferson County Public Schools
Amy Goodenough: Amy is a 20-year veteran of public education and a National Board Certified Teacher, having served as a primary classroom teacher for eleven years before training as a Reading Recovery teacher. She trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in 2013-14 and currently... Read More →
MC

Maria Carrico

Title I Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
Maria has 30 years of experience in the education field. She has been a classroom teacher, Reading First State Coach, District Resource teacher, and is currently a Title I Specialist in Jefferson County Public Schools. Her role includes providing continued support for schools as they... Read More →
HW

Heather Wright Cicchiello

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Jefferson County Public Schools
Heather Cicchiello Wright has been in education in Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY for 13 years. She was a classroom teacher for 5 years before training to be a Reading Recovery teacher and later a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. Since 2013-14, she has served in... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

133 - On-Demand: Zap the Gap: Mitigating Learning Interruptions
How does research define the summer reading slide? Which programs are most effective? Learn how to adapt these programs to other sustained learning interruptions like floods, tornados, hurricanes, to the Corona virus.

Speakers
CL

Carol Levine

Founder, SongLake Books, LLC
Carol Levine has been a reading teacher (grades K-12), a reading recovery teacher, an elementary school principal, a curriculum developer, and is the founder of SongLake Books._x000D_Her current interests are expanding diverse literature in K-4 guided reading programs and classroom... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

44A - On-Demand+: Changing Up Read-Aloud to Foster Agency, Identity, and Interpretation
Young readers have big ideas and love to talk about them. Let's shift the teacher's role in read-aloud to empower students and create space for meaningful, developmentally appropriate response.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #44B on February 4 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CL

Clare Landrigan

Author, Heinemann
Clare Landrigan is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. She spends her days partnering with school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy and is on the board of The Book Love Foundation. She is the co-author of, It's All About the Books published... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

81 - On-Demand: Predictions of Progress that Pop: Ongoing Goal-Setting to Foster Acceleration
Study Clay's resources and student/teacher records to analyze student behaviors and teacher interactions. Determine needed timely POP goals that foster acceleration and set conditions for complex literacy processing.

Speakers
RC

Rachel Chappell

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Sarasota County Schools, Tatum Ridge Elementary
Rachel Chappell has been an educator for 20+ years in Sarasota, FL. with elementary teaching and professional development experience. She has been reading coach, Reading Recovery Teacher and is currently a Teacher Leader in Sarasota County, FL, a young yet robust Reading Recovery... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

82 - On-Demand: 'Where Are You Looking?'
Clay states 'Reading begins with looking and ends when you stop looking.' Come to investigate where they are looking and how to build 'attending to print' stronger.

Speakers
TF

Teresa Fruth

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Ashland University, Schar College Of Education
Teresa Fruth has been a Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons teacher leader for the past 8 years at the Ashland University/Mansfield City Schools site. In her 29 years in education she has taught every grade Kindergarten through third, including Extended Day Kindergarten and Title 1... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

83 - On-Demand: The Art of Composition
'Writing is as much about composing as it is about recording.' Consider what goes into composing stories, how it changes over time and how it all goes together.

Speakers
HG

Heather Good

Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons Teacher Leader, Wright State University
Heather is a Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons Teacher Leader at Wright State University. She has been in education over 20 years and has taught whole classrooms, small groups, one on one in elementary schools as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the education field... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

85 - On-Demand: Teaching for Independence Inside and Outside the Reading Recovery Lesson
Discover how our teaching decisions inside the Reading Recovery lesson and our deliberate actions outside the Reading Recovery lesson can foster student initiation and independence.

Speakers
BS

Braedan Schantz

Teacher Leader, Wright State University
Braedan Schantz is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Wright State University in Dayton, OH serving western Ohio and eastern Indiana. She has also taught undergraduate courses in phonics, early childhood assessment, and writing. She has previously presented at the 2016, 2017, 2018... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

86 - On-Demand: Flexibility and Self-Regulation: More Important than Ever
Explore two executive function skills essential to literacy teaching and learning: flexibility and self-regulation. Examine Clay’s writings about these critical areas and focus attention on how they are developed across the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader & K-12 Literacy Teacher Leader, Solon City Schools
Jeff Williams, an Ohio literacy educator for more than 30 years, is the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and K-12 Literacy Coach for Solon Schools. Jeff was RRCNA President in 2018 and has served on the Board of Directors from 2013 to present. He is a regular speaker at international... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

87 - On-Demand: Using the Power of Language to Increase Multilingual's Reading and Writing
Learn how to leverage the Record of Oral Language and lesson records to expand multilingual Reading Recovery/Literacy Lessons students’ use of complex language structures and vocabulary in reading and writing.

Speakers
AK

Adria Klein

Professor, Saint Marys College
Adria Klein, Ph.D., is the Trainer and Director of the Reading Recovery Center at Saint Mary’s College of California. Dr. Klein is the co-author of many professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, as well as many children's books. Her latest books are... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Nancy Rogers-Zegarra

Teacher Leader, Bellevue Union School District
Nancy Rogers-Zegarra's professional experience spans 38 years and includes classroom teaching, serving as a literacy coach, interventionist, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Principal, District Director for English Learners and Assessment, and as a County Office... Read More →
JK

Julie Kugler

Teacher Leader, San Mateo Foster City
Julie Kugler is currently a Program Specialist (Literacy) and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in San Mateo-Foster City School District in California. Her 24-year career also includes classroom instruction, Lead Literacy Coach, Literacy Consultant and adjunct instructor at San Jose... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

88 - On-Demand: Understanding the Complexity of Word Analysis During Reading and in Isolation
Focus on word analysis/taking words apart while reading continuous texts and exploring words in isolation. Recommended for all levels of Reading Recovery educators.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Fried

Mary Fried

Trainer Emeritus  , North American Trainers Group
Mary Fried is a nationally known champion of young, struggling readers. She served as a Trainer at The Ohio State University Reading Recovery Center for over 30 years. As part of the first pilot study of Reading Recovery 36 years ago, Mary was trained by Marie Clay and Barbara Watson... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

89 - On-Demand: Decodable Texts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In this session, participants will explore this early reading tool, the research around it, and how to elevate decodable text instructional practices to get more learning benefits from its use.

Speakers
avatar for Wiley Blevins

Wiley Blevins

Author and Consultant
Dr. Wiley Blevins has taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has written more than 15 books for teachers (including Phonics from A to Z, A Fresh Look at Phonics, Building Fluency, and Teaching Nonfiction... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual
  On-Demand, Classroom

9:00am EST

90 - On-Demand: Meeting the Needs of ELs in a 21st Century Classroom
Interactive session focuses on building students' language, literacy, and content-area knowledge using engaging digital tools, print resources, and collaboration to provide support for diverse learners in achieving grade-level standards.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Andrews

Barbara Andrews

National Literacy Consultant
Barbara Andrews has been a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Descubriendo la lectura teacher, literacy facilitator, and administrator for 27 years. As a retired educator, Barbara is now a national literacy consultant and an author of children's books, as well as professional... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

91 - On-Demand: Teaching for Transfer: Building Real-World Connections
Identify ways to support students as they progress beyond mastery of standards to transfer, thus empowering students to take ownership of their own learning and become critical thinkers.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Andrews

Barbara Andrews

National Literacy Consultant
Barbara Andrews has been a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Descubriendo la lectura teacher, literacy facilitator, and administrator for 27 years. As a retired educator, Barbara is now a national literacy consultant and an author of children's books, as well as professional... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

92 - On-Demand: Deep in Thought: Promoting Literacy in the Content Areas
Promoting literacy skills throughout the curriculum will likely increase students' reading comprehension and conceptual knowledge. Learn five K-8 literacy strategies to foster engagement and critical thinking in the content areas.

Speakers
JL

Jennifer Lemke

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Some of her presentations at state and local conferences include, 'Welcome to Comprehensionville' (Georgia Reading First Conference 2007), 'Change is Not a Four-Letter Word' (Teachers of Atlanta Conference 2017), and 'Creating Superhero Writers' (GDOE Summer Literacy Institute 2018... Read More →
EK

Emily Kildow

Literacy Instuctor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Emily Kildow has been in education for 6 years serving as a classroom teacher and is currently a literacy instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her instruction is centered around the most current practices involving reading and writing to preservice teachers. Emily has... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

94 - On-Demand: Native Americans: More Than a Thanksgiving Theme
Schools often reinforce the stereotype of Native Americans by only associating them with Thanksgiving. Learn how to incorporate culturally authentic Native American culture and literature into the classroom.

Speakers
KL

Kayla Lewis

Literacy Professor, Missouri State University
Kayla Lewis, Ph.D., has been in the education field for over 20 years, with experience as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and university professor. She is currently a literacy professor at Missouri State University. Her research focuses on interventions... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

95 - On-Demand: Powerful Prompting: The Missing Link
Explore impactful ways to prompt for strategic action using student data. Prompting provides a common language and a link between intervention and the classroom to promote student growth.

Speakers
CC

Carla Castator

Assistant Director of Literacy Programs, Hamilton City Schools
Carla Castator serves as Assistant Director of Literacy Programs and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Hamilton City School District in Hamilton, Ohio. Carla has her masters in Elementary Education and is licensed in K-12 administration. Her 17 years of teaching experience include... Read More →
KW

Karen Wilhelm

Reading Teacher, Washington Local Schools
Karen Wilhelm has a diverse background which includes her experience as a LIteracy Coach, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Intervention Specialist. She is currently a Reading Teacher for the Washington Local School District in Toledo, Ohio.


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

96 - On-Demand: Teaching Fundamental Skills through Guided Writing
Daily guided writing provides valuable learning opportunities for kindergarten writers and readers. By concretely teaching fundamental skills through writing, children learn to encode language which leads to efficient decoding.

Speakers
CH

Carolyn Helmers

Forest Hills School District, Maddux Elementary
I am a 29-year veteran kindergarten teacher and have spent that time immersed in emergent literacy. For 14 years I taught both Reading Recovery or small group reading intervention and half day kindergarten. I have been teaching full day kindergarten since my school district implemented... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

9:00am EST

97 - On-Demand: Engaging Literate Minds
Learn how to provide children the social and emotional as well as the cognitive tools to establish both strong literacy development and an engaging, fulfilling classroom life.

Speakers
KC

Kathryn Champeau

Reading Specialist, UW Milwaukee
Kathy Champeau is a Past President of the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) currently serving as their Legislative Chair. She has testified at her state government hearings regarding proposed literacy policies and legislation.
avatar for Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Professor Emeritus, University at Albany
Peter Johnston is Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany. His research explores links among classroom talk, reading engagement, and children's social, emotional and literate development. Recognition for his work includes the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Literacy... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 9:00am - Sunday February 28, 2021 11:59pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

11 - Pre-Con: Supporting Independent Readers
Approach independent reading from a few different angles and examine common challenges from both a student and teacher perspective and leave with concrete ideas for how to address them. Moves for creating more student ownership are shared as well as conferring tips for teachers wanting to make the most of individualized instruction. The session is grounded in personalized and culturally responsive practices that honor the identities of every student. Research, videos, lesson ideas, and time for practice are included.

Participants explore:
  • why making time for independent reading matters
  • how to support reader independence in the classroom and at home
  • key moves teachers can use in reading conferences
  • bringing a joyful and equity-minded lens to independent reading instruction

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop 

Speakers
avatar for Gravity Goldberg

Gravity Goldberg

Director and Literacy Consultant
Dr. Gravity Goldberg is an international educational consultant and author of eight books on teaching including her latest release, Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading (Stenhouse, 2020). Mindsets & Moves (Corwin Literacy, 2015) put her on the world stage with its practical... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

12 - Pre-Con: Coaching with a Social-Emotional Intelligence Lens
What is emotional intelligence and why is it critical for coaching? Research by Bradberry and Greaves (2009) suggests that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of successful job performance and that 90% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence—in all fields, at all levels, in every region of the world. Explore and apply our own emotional intelligence as coaches and learn to activate the emotional intelligence of our teachers. Work collaboratively to expand our understandings of the four domains of emotional intelligence and apply this knowledge to our real-school coaching conversation.

Outcomes include:
  • learn coaching moves and language guided by a social-emotional lens during difficult coaching conversations with teachers who appear angry or frustrated
  • examine how this might work in remote coaching situations
  • apply our new understandings by working in small groups with real-life coaching scenarios
  • deepen your understandings of the role that emotional intelligence plays in your work as a coach and give you practical language and moves that you can use every day.

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop 

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kinzel

Sherry Kinzel

Literacy/Coach Trainer, The Ohio State University
Sherry Kinzel is a University Trainer for the Literacy Collaborative Project, a nationally recognized literacy coach training center at The Ohio State University. She is passionate about helping educators discover their strengths and create the kind of transformational change in schools... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

13 - Pre-Con: An In-depth Study of Teaching and Learning While Reading Continuous Text
This session will focus on successful teaching and learning while reading continuous texts during Early and Mid Level Reading Recovery lessons. We will begin with a review of Marie Clay’s complex literacy processing theory. Then shift to video examples of successful teaching and learning interactions during familiar reading and the new book introduction and first reading. This session will offer opportunities to submit questions and have time for sharing responses.

This session is appropriate for all levels of Reading Recovery and Literacy Lesson Educators

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop

Speakers
avatar for Mary Fried

Mary Fried

Trainer Emeritus  , North American Trainers Group
Mary Fried is a nationally known champion of young, struggling readers. She served as a Trainer at The Ohio State University Reading Recovery Center for over 30 years. As part of the first pilot study of Reading Recovery 36 years ago, Mary was trained by Marie Clay and Barbara Watson... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

10 - Leadership Institute: Time for Change!: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School and District Leader
Explore the importance of transformational leadership. School culture provides the context for all good strategies. A leader who understands how to motivate, develop talent, and build consensus is worth his/her weight in gold. Today’s era of constant change requires leadership who understand the development of human capital. We examine four leadership competencies; communication, trust building, professional support, and accountability.

Participants learn to:
  • understand the true meaning and value of school culture
  • understand the importance of developing consensus
  • acquire practical skills that inspire others to embrace change.

*Separate Registration Required for Leadership Institute

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Muhammad

Anthony Muhammad

Ph.D., CEO, New Frontier 21 Consulting
Dr. Anthony Muhammad is an author, international thought leader, and the CEO of New Frontier 21 Consulting, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge professional development. An award-winning educator for more than 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 12:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

14 - Pre-Con: Risk. Fail. Rise.: Common Mistakes Writing Teachers and Students Make and How Tapping Them Can Transform Student Writing 
Writing is one of the most crucial subjects we teach. Yet, many of us have the sneaking suspicion we are doing it wrong when we see students not develop into the strong writers we know they can be. Beginning with common instructional practices and beliefs, participants:
  • explore curriculum and teaching methods that might contain mistakes as well as the ways in which we protect these mistakes from critique
  • try a framework to help identify mistakes in their practice; and
  • discover ways that student mistakes in writing can provide windows into knowledge and skill.

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Cruz

Colleen Cruz

Director of Innovation, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project
Colleen Cruz is the author of several titles for teachers, including The Unstoppable Writing Teacher, Independent Writing, and A Quick Guide to Helping Struggling Writers, in addition to the young adult novel Border Crossing, a Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

15 - Pre-Con: But They Still Hate Reading – Establishing and Cultivating a Personal Reading Identity
The message is clear among literacy communities; we want to help our students become readers for life, we want them to establish a positive relationship with reading, but we need more ideas that focus on the individual development of reading identity. So, what do we do when we believe in choice, when we believe in inclusive access, when we believe we have the components needed for each child to be successful, and yet, it does not seem to be enough? What do we do not just on the first day of school but every single day after when those kids who hate reading just grow in their hatred rather than change their minds? Focusing on creating authentic opportunities for students to recognize, re-establish, and cultivate positive reading identities. This session is meant for the educator looking for practical ideas in their quest to help students become passionate readers. Based on literacy research, personal anecdotes, and advice from her students, we focus on practical tools, reflective conversations, as well as easily implementable ideas that help you continue the work you have started toward a thriving reading community.

Participants:
  • Examine why we need to center reading instruction in personal reading identity
  • Explore methods for adding reading identity reflection into their existing curriculum
  • Discover key strategies and practical moves in order to grow and support a positive reading identity.

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

Teacher, Author, Creator, Speaker, Oregon School District
Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpowers as a middle-level English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

16 - Pre-Con: Word Work Wonderings…
Are you wondering about word work? What to do and how to plan for it? Find evidence in your running records and lesson records to make informed instructional decisions regarding word work across the lesson and in isolation. Then use these same records to monitor the impact of your intentional teaching. Video tapes and records provide participants the opportunity to practice making these critical teaching decisions. Examples are used across children’s program and text levels as well as with children experiencing difficulties with searching for and using visual information in print. Session is appropriate for all Reading Recovery levels.

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop

Speakers
avatar for C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates

Associate Professor, Literacy Education; Reading Recovery Trainer, Clemson University
C.C. Bates is an Associate Professor in Literacy Education and the Director of the Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Training Center at Clemson University. Her research agenda focuses on the use of digital tools to enhance and deliver professional development for reading interventionists... Read More →
avatar for Maryann McBride

Maryann McBride

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Clemson University
Maryann McBride is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Clemson University. She has spent 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the largest urban implementation... Read More →


Saturday January 30, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Sunday, January 31
 

1:00pm EST

1 - Keynote: What are we Missing in Literacy? Why We Keep Walking Even Though We Know How To Fly
We know more now than we have ever known. About teaching. About communities. About literacy. About what puts kids on the path to success. And about all the different kinds of successes that can coexist. Why is it, then, that in many schools, these things continue to elude us? We are a profession that knows how to fly. Yet, many of us remain bound to the act of walking. We are so powerful. And creative. And connected. We can be more than yesterday’s orthodoxy. We can be bigger than today’s problems. We have tomorrow’s vision.

Speakers
avatar for Cornelius Minor

Cornelius Minor

Educator, The Minor Collective
Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual
  Live Keynote/Featured, Classroom

2:45pm EST

21B - Continued Engagement: Digging Deeper into Comprehension in Reading Recovery
Learn how to help children dig deeper into comprehension in Reading Recovery texts by making inferences and connecting to the 'big ideas of life' found in all literature.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #21A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lea McGee

Emeritus Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lea M. McGee is Emeritus Professor and Reading Recovery Trainer at the Ohio State University where she was the Marie Clay Chair of Reading Recovery and Early Literacy. She previously taught at the University of Alabama, Boston College, and Louisiana State University. She is author... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

22B - Continued Engagement: Word Work Across the Lesson: From Isolation to Integration
Does word work sometimes feel less connected than it should? Let's work together to plan responsively for word work across the lesson, not just at the board.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #22A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
JL

Jamie Lipp

Trainer, Reading Recovery, The Ohio State University
Dr. Jamie Lipp currently serves as a Recovery trainer at The Ohio State University. Jamie has nearly 20 years of experience in education, serving in a variety of roles which include classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy specialists, ELA curriculum specialist and university... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

23B - Continued Engagement: Book Clubs, Book Talks, and Read-Alouds: Experiences to Inspire Community
Help your students become the driving force of literary response and book choice in your ELA classroom. Explore engaging strategies to create joyfully engaged readers while building their readers' identities.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #23A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LD

Lynne Dorfman

Advisory Board Teacher Leader, West Chester University, West Chester Writing Project
Lynne Dorfman has been an adjunct professor for Arcadia University for the past twenty years and loves interacting with graduate students. Lynne enjoys her work as a co-editor of PA Reads: Journal of Keystone State Literacy Association and current president of KSLA Brandywine/Valley... Read More →
KH

Kristin Haring

8th Grade Teacher, Reading, Kutztown Area School District
Kristin Haring is 8th-grade Reading teacher & team leader at Kutztown Area School District. She is the Secondary ELA department leader and serves the district as teacher leader for middle school on the district's literacy committee. An educator for 20 years. Kristin first began her... Read More →
CG

Catherine Gehman

4th Grade Teacher, Boyertown Area School District
Catherine Gehman is a Fourth Grade ELA Teacher at Gilbertsville Elementary School in the Boyertown Area School District. She has an M.Ed.in General Education,from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA and a B.S.Ed., Elementary Education K-8 from Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH. Catherine... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

24B - Continued Engagement: "We-Do" Writing: Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers
Explore writing that consists of three foundational strands. Teachers learn how to use these strands to better meet individual student needs.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #24A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Leah Mermelstein

Literacy Consultant and Author, Read-Write-Connect, INC
Leah is an internationally recognized literacy consultant and the author of many books on the teaching of reading and writing, As the president of Read-Write-Connect, INC Leah works with school districts, educational organizations and universities to help teachers, literacy coaches... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

25B - Continued Engagement: Your Story is your Superpower!
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Jason Reynolds' popular book, Ghost. Every life can inspire writing. Hear his story and learn how to build dialogue and engage students in writing.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #25A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Owner, Matthew Carter Talks, LLC
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Ghost, a New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds. Recently named one of America's 100 most-loved books by the Great American Read, Carter's story has served as welcomed introduction to literature for thousands of students, and given... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

26B - Continued Engagement: The Power of Choice: Coaching for a Culture of Collaboration
Choice fosters engagement and ownership, but are teachers provided with authentic choices in coaching and professional learning? Explore ways to increase choice while leveraging technology to expand sharing and collaboration.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #26A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
JW

Jacqueline Wissman

District Literacy Coach Trainer, South-Western City Schools
Jacqueline Wissman began her teaching in Columbus Public Schools in 1993 and have experience in grades K-4. She immediately pursued my MA in Reading/Language at The Ohio State University to learn to meet the needs of her students. In 1999, she engaged in Primary Literacy Collaborative... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

27B - Continued Engagement: Science and Practice: What Research Actually Says about Teaching our Youngest Learners
Science of reading research can be interpreted in many ways, but assessment data - both formative and summative - should guide decision making in schools.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #27A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
AK

Adria Klein

Professor, Saint Marys College
Adria Klein, Ph.D., is the Trainer and Director of the Reading Recovery Center at Saint Mary’s College of California. Dr. Klein is the co-author of many professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, as well as many children's books. Her latest books are... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

28B - Continued Engagement: Using Picture Books to Anchor, Navigate, and Explore
Picture books allow students to master literacies with depth and precision. Learn to anchor teaching, model thinking, support student learning, and explore inquiries with carefully curated texts!

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #28A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and author with 28 years of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She co-authored What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers-Not the Book, enjoys blogging and writing for... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:45pm EST

29 - Special Engagement: Words, Wounds, and Wholeness: ABAR Strategies for Word Comprehension
How do I know when to use the n-word? How do I know if a word is socially bad? Understanding language and the meaning of words can be tricky. There is the intended meaning of the word and then there’s the social meaning. Teaching young people how to use language properly, when to use it, and why it’s used in different ways are important reading skills. This is especially crucial when wanting to impart cultural and racial literacy that is embedded in their literacy and reading skill-building. In this session, participants will learn how to teach about words and meaning making using anti bias and anti racist strategies and books.

Speakers
avatar for Lorena Germán

Lorena Germán

Lead Facilitator, Multicultural Classroom
Lorena Germán is a Dominican American educator focused on anti-racist and antibias work in education. She earned her master's degree at Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. She's a two-time nationally awarded educator and featured in newspapers, journals such as, The... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

3:45pm EST

4 - Featured: A Fresh Look at Phonics
Learn the ten common causes of phonics instructional failure and address as many of them as time allows. Attendees given access to the complete list of these 10 issues, information on the 7 characteristics of strong phonics instruction and details about my recent ILA phonics brief, Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Wiley Blevins

Wiley Blevins

Author and Consultant
Dr. Wiley Blevins has taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has written more than 15 books for teachers (including Phonics from A to Z, A Fresh Look at Phonics, Building Fluency, and Teaching Nonfiction... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual
  Live Keynote/Featured, Classroom

3:45pm EST

5A - Featured+: Pondering Possible: Moving from WHAT IS to WHAT IF
In spite of highly successful interventions such as Reading Recovery, schoolwide misconceptions, misplaced trust in one-size-fits-all quick fixes continue to widen the equity divide. This is largely due to lack of respect for the professional learning process and blind faith that a thirty-minute ‘fix-it room’ will make up for what happens the other six hours. Learn considerations for addressing this great divide from a collective stance. Join the live Continued Engagement session #5B on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning

Speakers
avatar for Mary Howard

Mary Howard

Author and Consultant, Professional Development Network
Dr. Mary Howard is often described as a “teachers’ teacher,” with special insight into classroom realities. An educator for almost five decades, she combines experiences as a special education, Title I and Reading Recovery teacher, and reading specialist/coach and offers in-school... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual
  Live Keynote/Featured, Classroom

3:45pm EST

6A - Featured+: It’s All about Relationships!
Helping children to see and hear relationships helps them to problem solve new words in reading and writing and is generative. This session   explores ways in which we can help children to develop this power. Join the live Continued Engagement session to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #6B on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:00 PM EST to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Duncan

Sue Duncan

Reading Recovery Trainer, University of Georgia
Dr. Sue Duncan was Executive Director of the Reading Recovery Program in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department at Georgia State University and worked at GSU for 26 years. Dr. Duncan trained as a Reading Recovery Trainer in 1989 and has worked in New Zealand, England... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual
 
Tuesday, February 2
 

4:00pm EST

33B - Continued Engagement: Every Child Deserves #TheRightTools: Equitable Practices that Meet Students’ Needs
Make informed decisions based on the unique needs of your students, striving for equitable learning experiences and outcomes. Explore ways to leverage resources, instruction, and strategies that value all students.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #33A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Towanda Harris

Dr. Towanda Harris

Author/Consultant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. Towanda Harris has been a teacher, staff developer, literacy content specialist, and instructional coach. Currently an Instructional Leadership Coordinator and an adjunct professor of reading and writing in Atlanta, Georgia, she brings almost twenty years of experience to the... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

35B - Continued Engagement: Using Running Record Analysis to Inform Early Literacy Instruction for English Learners
Through running record analysis, explore the unique early literacy instructional needs of English learners and the impact of first language transfer, oral language, and literacy gaps. Some basic knowledge of Running Record conventions, scoring and analysis is strongly recommended.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #35A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ledger

Stephanie Ledger

ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher, Waterloo Region District School Board, Sunnyside Public School
Stephanie Ledger is an ESL/ELD Early Literacy Resource Teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board in Kitchener, Ontario. For the past 30 years, Stephanie has engaged in collaborative learning opportunities with elementary and secondary English learners and their teachers... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

36B - Continued Engagement: Building Coaching Capacity
This session highlights the coaching of two teachers; one being coached in classroom practices and one being coached in how to become a literacy coach. Applicable to all coaches.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #36A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CW

Caitlyn White

1st Grade Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools
Caitlyn White has 6 years experience in the classroom. She has taught 5th grade and is currently a 1st grade teacher. Caitlyn recently completed a year-long study aimed at connecting Marie Clay's Literacy Processing Theory to classroom practices. During this time, she taught a student... Read More →
LL

LeeAnn Lewellen

Instructional Coach, Fayette County Public Schools
LeeAnn is a Reading Recovery trained teacher that is currently serving as an instructional coach.
KW

Kelsey Wharton

3rd Grade Teacher, Fayette County Public Schools, Northern Elementary
Kelsey Wharton is in her 7th year of teaching. She teaches 3rd grade at Northern Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky. She has her masters in Educational Leadership and is working to become an instructional coach.


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

38B - Continued Engagement: What's New for K-2 Readers?
Discover quality children’s literature of many genres published in the past year. A bibliography is provided.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording
#38A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
PS

Patricia Scharer

Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
Patricia L Scharer is Professor Emeritus of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. She has been actively involved in two literacy projects—Literacy Collaborative, a K-8 school reform model training on-site coaches to support teacher professional... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

5B - Continued Engagement: Responsive Thoughtful Instruction: An Intervention Design with “HEART”
RTI and MTSS both have the potential to be a powerful school wide instructional framework that would ensure the success of every student. Sadly, this potential has not been realized in either case as an inflexible design has led to roadblocks that have thus deterred the way forward. Mary Howard will address these roadblocks with suggestions for breaking down the barriers as we refocus our efforts on an intervention design that is more responsive, thoughtful and always with students at the center.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to Mary’s Featured Session #5A on Sunday, January 31, allowing you to deep dive with the speaker for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Howard

Mary Howard

Author and Consultant, Professional Development Network
Dr. Mary Howard is often described as a “teachers’ teacher,” with special insight into classroom realities. An educator for almost five decades, she combines experiences as a special education, Title I and Reading Recovery teacher, and reading specialist/coach and offers in-school... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

6B - Continued Engagement: It’s All about Relationships!
Helping children to see and hear relationships helps them to problem solve new words in reading and writing and is generative. This session   explores ways in which we can help children to develop this power.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to Sue's Featured Session #6A on Sunday, January 31, allowing you to deep dive with the speaker for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Duncan

Sue Duncan

Reading Recovery Trainer, University of Georgia
Dr. Sue Duncan was Executive Director of the Reading Recovery Program in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department at Georgia State University and worked at GSU for 26 years. Dr. Duncan trained as a Reading Recovery Trainer in 1989 and has worked in New Zealand, England... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

5:00pm EST

2 - Keynote: Developing & Extending: Executive Function Skills for Success in Literacy
There is currently much ado about the topic of executive function (EF) skills and rightly so. EF skills are the set of mental tools that we use for learning, working, and managing life. Difficulty with EF skills often impacts reading and writing development, so knowing about EF skills is pertinent to the work of literacy teachers across settings. We define the set of EF skills and examine how such skills are developed both inside the Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons framework and outside in classroom settings.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader & K-12 Literacy Teacher Leader, Solon City Schools
Jeff Williams, an Ohio literacy educator for more than 30 years, is the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and K-12 Literacy Coach for Solon Schools. Jeff was RRCNA President in 2018 and has served on the Board of Directors from 2013 to present. He is a regular speaker at international... Read More →


Tuesday February 2, 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Thursday, February 4
 

4:00pm EST

41B - Continued Engagement: Hard to Teach for Me!
Examine procedures that bring about change in a child's processing system. Reflect on the teaching and learning that lead to a plan of action.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #41A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Maryann McBride

Maryann McBride

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Clemson University
Maryann McBride is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Clemson University. She has spent 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the largest urban implementation... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

43B - Continued Engagement: Blurring the Line Between Reading, Writing, Thinking, Talking
Reading grows writers, writing grows readers. Explore strategies for developing a constructive flow between reading and writing workshop that enables students to think, talk, construct, and ultimately develop literate lives.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #43A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
MN

Maria Nichols

Author and Consultant, San Diego Unified School District
Maria Nichols supports educators and refines her own craft in urban schools in schools and districts across the United States. Her work as a teacher, literacy coach, administrator and author has focused on the development of thoughtful teaching and learning inside classrooms alive... Read More →
LM

Leah Mermelstein

Literacy Consultant and Author, Read-Write-Connect, INC
Leah is an internationally recognized literacy consultant and the author of many books on the teaching of reading and writing, As the president of Read-Write-Connect, INC Leah works with school districts, educational organizations and universities to help teachers, literacy coaches... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

44B - Continued Engagement: Changing Up Read-Aloud to Foster Agency, Identity, and Interpretation
Young readers have big ideas and love to talk about them. Let's shift the teacher's role in read-aloud to empower students and create space for meaningful, developmentally appropriate response.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #44A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CL

Clare Landrigan

Author, Heinemann
Clare Landrigan is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. She spends her days partnering with school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy and is on the board of The Book Love Foundation. She is the co-author of, It's All About the Books published... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

45B - Continued Engagement: Engaging Literacy Instruction Across All Content Areas
Learn how to easily incorporate literacy into daily instruction. Strategies include vocabulary development, writing to demonstrate learning, reading comprehension, writing to learn, and academic dialogue.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #45A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
EM

Erin Manna

Reading and Writing Teacher, Morton Middle School
Erin Manna has spent the past 19 years working in education, teaching English and reading intervention classes to students in grades 6-12. She is currently a secondary literacy instructional specialist for Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, Kentucky. In this position, Erin... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

46B - Continued Engagement: Professional Development with Lasting Impact: Designing for Instructional Change
To create professional development with lasting pedagogical impact, literacy coaches must plan for high levels of engagement that includes: clear expectations, deep immersion with content, and clear, powerful demonstrations.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #46A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DG

Danielle Gruhler

Associate Professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University
Gruhler has been a professional educator for nearly 30 years. She has been a classroom teacher as well as teacher educator in Middle and Early Childhood Education, and the graduate program in literacy education at Kent State University. She has served numerous school districts in... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

47B - Continued Engagement: Empowering Reading Recovery Teachers as Change Agents in Schools and Districts
Transcend building and district K-2 core instruction by utilizing your Reading Recovery teachers as professional development facilitators and peer literacy coaches while building capacity among your staff and district.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #47A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lea McGee

Emeritus Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lea M. McGee is Emeritus Professor and Reading Recovery Trainer at the Ohio State University where she was the Marie Clay Chair of Reading Recovery and Early Literacy. She previously taught at the University of Alabama, Boston College, and Louisiana State University. She is author... Read More →
LF

Lisa Fisher

Reading Recovery TL & ELA Program Specialist, Sarasota County Schools
Lisa Fisher, Sarasota County Schools Reading Recovery Teacher Leader 5 years, over 23 years of experience in district serving as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, reading resource teacher, CARE/MtSS facilitator, PD coordinator, district program specialist and RR teacher... Read More →
RC

Rachel Chappell

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Sarasota County Schools, Tatum Ridge Elementary
Rachel Chappell has been an educator for 20+ years in Sarasota, FL. with elementary teaching and professional development experience. She has been reading coach, Reading Recovery Teacher and is currently a Teacher Leader in Sarasota County, FL, a young yet robust Reading Recovery... Read More →
PF

Patti Folino

Principal, Sarasota County Schools
Dr. Patti Folino, Principal at Tuttle Elementary School in Sarasota County, has served as teacher Pre-K through 8th grade, professional development specialist, and school & district administrator. She has been an educator in Sarasota County Florida for over 25 years with an ongoing... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

48B - Continued Engagement: From Surviving to Thriving: Building a Culture of Resilience for Educators
Leading those who teach is emotional work. Explore how using your emotional intelligence can create greater resilience and success in your school. Let's learn to thrive!

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #48A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Kinzel

Sherry Kinzel

Literacy/Coach Trainer, The Ohio State University
Sherry Kinzel is a University Trainer for the Literacy Collaborative Project, a nationally recognized literacy coach training center at The Ohio State University. She is passionate about helping educators discover their strengths and create the kind of transformational change in schools... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

49 - Special Engagement: Small Group Reading & Writing for ALL Students K-4
Small groups create opportunities for good instruction that can also serve as interventions. Learn about tools and protocols that support small group reading and writing for students in grades K-4.

Speakers
avatar for Patty McGee

Patty McGee

Author, Instructional Coach, Benchmark Education
Patty McGee is an author and teacher whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where educators and students discover their true potential and power. Patty's favorite moments are when groups of teachers are studying alongside students collaboratively in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and author with 28 years of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She co-authored What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers-Not the Book, enjoys blogging and writing for... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:45pm EST
Virtual

5:00pm EST

7A - Featured+: Six Ways To Know If You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive
Answer this question, Am I culturally and linguistically responsive? The phrase "culturally and linguistically responsive" has now become cliché, the death knell in education. Cultural responsiveness benefits all students, especially those students who have been traditionally underserved in U. S. schools. Given its importance to empowering and inspiring educators to be responsive and for students to be academically successful, how do you know if you are culturally and linguistically responsive in your mind-set and skill set? Find out during this motivating, inspiring, and thought-provoking session.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #7B on Saturday February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie

Ph.D., Executive Director, The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who has provided professional development in the area of cultural responsiveness to 150,000 educators and has worked in nearly 2000 classrooms. Going back 25 years, he has been a classroom teacher, a central office professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual
  Live Keynote/Featured, Classroom

5:00pm EST

8A - Featured+: Investigating the "I's" of Independence
Explore critical factors in fostering independent problem-solving: allowing for the child to take initiative, identification of strengths, and evaluating interactions between teacher and child. Join us in investigating “knowing how and when to hold back and let the independent child take over the whole task.”

Join the live Continued Engagement session #8B on Saturday February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Flight

Jennifer Flight

Reading Recovery Trainer, Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery
Jennifer Flight is a Reading Recovery trainer at the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery, Western Region, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has experience as an early years classroom teacher and as a Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Leader. Her recent research interests include using... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

5:00pm EST

9A - Featured+: Have We Forgotten about Ease in Roaming Around the Known?
The outcomes of Roaming Around the Known are “confidence, ease, flexibility, and with luck, discovery.” How a teacher understands and orchestrates “ease” during this pivotal time can impact a child’s acceleration. This study session explores teaching decisions during the first 10 lessons that support and subvert “ease”. Please have Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals (Revised) with you for this session.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #9B on Saturday February 6 at 1:00 PM EST to follow-up, allowing you to deep dive for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.


Speakers
avatar for James Schnug

James Schnug

Reading Recovery Trainer, The Ohio State University
Dr. James Schnug is a Reading Recovery trainer with The Ohio State University. He has served as a board member for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Implementation Section editor for the Journal of Reading Recovery (JRR), and co-strand leader for RRCNA’s annual conference... Read More →


Thursday February 4, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Saturday, February 6
 

1:00pm EST

53B - Continued Engagement: Using Running Records: A Static View of a Dynamic Process
Explore using Running Records to identify issues and plan instruction. Particular attention is given to dealing with monitoring, searching, and adapting for older readers.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #53A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates

Associate Professor, Literacy Education; Reading Recovery Trainer, Clemson University
C.C. Bates is an Associate Professor in Literacy Education and the Director of the Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Training Center at Clemson University. Her research agenda focuses on the use of digital tools to enhance and deliver professional development for reading interventionists... Read More →
avatar for Maryann McBride

Maryann McBride

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Clemson University
Maryann McBride is a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Clemson University. She has spent 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the largest urban implementation... Read More →
JR

Jan Richardson

Author and Consultant
Jan is an author and consultant. Her books, The Next Steps in..., are very popular with teachers. She has been a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and frequent presenter at National, Regional and Local conference.


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

54B - Continued Engagement: Facilitating Student-Led Talk: 'Hands Down, Speak Out'
Facilitating Student-Led Talk Virtually and In-Person: Hands-Down, Speak Out.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #54A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CT

Christy Thompson

Literacy Coach, Fairfax County Public Schools
Christy Thompson is a Literacy Coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She has previously worked as a classroom teacher in PreK through 2nd grade classrooms and as a Reading Recovery teacher. Christy has spent her teaching and coaching career particularly focused on listening... Read More →
KW

Kassia Wedekind

Math Coach and Consultant
Kassia Omohundro Wedekind spent many years as a classroom teacher and math coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and now splits her time between being an independent math coach and an editor at Stenhouse Publishers. Her favorite days are spent in classrooms learning from... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

55B - Continued Engagement: Leveraging Language to Build and Bridge English Learners' Vocabulary Needs in Middle Grades
Focus on leveraging the existing language assets of middle school English Language Learners is a translanguaging approach. Practical strategies and resources are shared along with best practices for English language development during this interactive session.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #55A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Lesley Morgan

Title III EL Specialist, Harrison County Schools
Lesley is National Board Certified Teacher with almost 20 years of teaching experience ranging from EFL teaching in Japan to higher education teaching at a large public university, middle school classroom reading teacher, and as an itinerant, EL specialist where she works with ages... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

56B - Continued Engagement: Building Relationships through Student-Centered, Inquiry-Based Coaching Cycles
Building and maintaining positive relationships is the key to effective coaching! Learn how to keep the focus on student achievement while empowering teachers through side-by-side inquiry, decision-making, and risk-taking. Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #56A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
SS

Shelly Schaub

Literacy Collaborative Trainer, The Ohio State University
Shelly Schaub is currently a Literacy Collaborative trainer at The Ohio State University. She has served as a Classroom Teacher, Intervention Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, Title 1 Coordinator, Literacy Coach, and Professional Developer.


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

57B - Continued Engagement: Applying Reading Recovery Principles in the Classroom Setting
Classroom teachers must work effectively with students who struggle in literacy. Learn theory and basic principles used by Reading Recovery teachers for working with students in the classroom setting.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #57A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KL

Kayla Lewis

Literacy Professor, Missouri State University
Kayla Lewis, Ph.D., has been in the education field for over 20 years, with experience as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and university professor. She is currently a literacy professor at Missouri State University. Her research focuses on interventions... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

58B - Continued Engagement: Titles to Promote Culturally Responsive Classrooms and Engage Diverse Learners
Come see newly published books and learn classroom-tested ideas to promote culturally responsive classrooms and teach across the curriculum. Children's work and teaching charts demonstrate ways to differentiate.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #58A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
FW

Fran Wilson

Teacher and Language Arts Instructional Leader, Madeira City Schools
Fran Wilson is a second grade teacher and language arts instructional leader at Madeira Elementary School. She has served on multiple book awards including the Notable Books for a Global Society Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Charlotte Huck Award. She is currently reviewing... Read More →
NP

Nicole Prater

2nd Grade Teacher and Science Instructional Leader, Madeira City Schools
Nicole Prater is a second grade teacher and a science instructional leader at Madeira Elementary School. In her twenty years of teaching she has discovered many creative ways to incorporate quality literature into all content areas, while differentiating to meet the needs of all learners... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

8B - Continued Engagement: Investigating the "I's" of Independence
Explore critical factors in fostering independent problem-solving: allowing for the child to take initiative, identification of strengths, and evaluating interactions between teacher and child. Join us in investigating “knowing how and when to hold back and let the independent child take over the whole task.”

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to Jennifer's Featured Session #8A on Thursday, February 4, allowing you to deep dive with the speaker for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Flight

Jennifer Flight

Reading Recovery Trainer, Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery
Jennifer Flight is a Reading Recovery trainer at the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery, Western Region, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has experience as an early years classroom teacher and as a Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Leader. Her recent research interests include using... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

9B - Continued Engagement: Have We Forgotten about Ease in Roaming Around the Known?
The outcomes of Roaming Around the Known are “confidence, ease, flexibility, and with luck, discovery.” How a teacher understands and orchestrates “ease” during this pivotal time can impact a child’s acceleration. This study session explores teaching decisions during the first 10 lessons that support and subvert “ease”. Please have Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals (Revised) with you for this session.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to James's Featured Session #9A on Thursday, February 4, allowing you to deep dive with the speaker for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for James Schnug

James Schnug

Reading Recovery Trainer, The Ohio State University
Dr. James Schnug is a Reading Recovery trainer with The Ohio State University. He has served as a board member for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Implementation Section editor for the Journal of Reading Recovery (JRR), and co-strand leader for RRCNA’s annual conference... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

61B - Continued Engagement: What's your point? Clear, Concise Teaching After the Running Record
Pressured after running records to decide on just the right teaching moves? Learn how to craft teaching points that are true, kind, and necessary throughout a child's lessons.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #61A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LM

Leslie McBane

Teacher Leader, South-Western City Schools, Stiles Family Center
Leslie has been an Ohio Teacher Leader for over 20 years and is a former Literacy Coach with Literacy Collaborative. She currently serves as the President-Elect of RRCNA. Leslie finds the work of teaching children to read and write endlessly challenging and rewarding, and appreciates... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

62B - Continued Engagement: 'Lifting' Student Learning in Literacy Processing
When a student "appears unwilling to work," frustration can block further learning. Dr. Clay outlines procedures that enable us to lift student learning. Let's explore what's possible.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #62A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
PG

Pamela Grayson

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Mid-Atlantic Reading Recovery
Pam Grayson's experience in Reading Recovery® spans 27 years. She is currently a pseudo-retired Teacher Leader who still teaches children daily as a volunteer. Her life in Reading Recovery® began in 1992 at the UNC-Wilmington under the expert tutelage of Dr Noel Jones. She loves... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

64B - Continued Engagement: From Isolation to Integrated Practice: Phonics & Phonemic Awareness All Day Long!
Early literacy skills of phonemic awareness and phonics can be learned while reading, writing, and speaking. Reimagine a day filled with fun, purposeful transfer of new learning.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #64A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KS

Kelsey Sorum (Corter)

K-1 Co-Teacher, Brooklyn Compass Charter School
Kelsey Sorum spends each day co-constructing joyful learning experiences alongside 26 kindergartners at a NYC progressive public school. Kelsey values the strong voices of young children and knows literacy is a vessel for them to be seen and heard, while developing empathy and perspective-taking... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

65B - Continued Engagement: Increasing Student Engagement During Reading and Writing Workshop
Explore strategies for increasing engagement of 21st century adolescents with movement and talking, thus promoting thinking and learning during minilessons, small group instruction, independent work, and sharing.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #65A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
AN

Amy Nguyen

Educational Consultant
Amy Nguyen taught for 14 years in an urban, high poverty school as a Special Education teacher and a reading intervention specialist, and 8 years in a private school as a middle school language arts teacher and then as a Curriculum Director. As a Curriculum Director she presented... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

66B - Continued Engagement: Linger in the Lift: Prompting Shifts in Teaching and Learning
Want to take coaching to new levels, resulting in shifts in teaching and learning? Explore how effective coaching interactions unfold, including a time of lingering to lift teacher thinking.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #66A allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
WR

Wendy Reed (Sheets)

Literacy Collaborative Trainer, OSU Literacy Collaborative Training Center
As an author, speaker, Literacy Collaborative trainer, PhD candidate, consultant, researcher, former classroom teacher, literacy coach, & Reading Recovery teacher with over 20 years of experience, Wendy is passionate about fostering professional learning with teachers, coaches, administrators... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

67B - Continued Engagement: Influencing Literacy Legislation and Policies
Prevent inequitable state literacy policies and legislation through implementing critical strategies and taking essential action. Focusing on dyslexia, learn how to take necessary steps if legislation has already been passed.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #67A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
KC

Kathryn Champeau

Reading Specialist, UW Milwaukee
Kathy Champeau is a Past President of the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) currently serving as their Legislative Chair. She has testified at her state government hearings regarding proposed literacy policies and legislation.


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

68B - Continued Engagement: Reading Recovery and Research: Beyond the Intervention
The success of Reading Recovery has had profound influences on literacy instruction. Explore research and resources available to support the influence of Reading Recovery in other instructional contexts.

Join the live Continued Engagement session #68B on February 6 at 2:00 PM EST to follow-up this on-demand recording, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DZ

Debra Zarling

PK-5 Literacy Coordinator, Oshkosh Area School District
Debra Zarling is the PK-5 Literacy Coordinator for the Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin and site coordinator for the Valley Area Reading Recovery Consortium. In addition to her role as a district Reading Specialist, she has also been a classroom teacher, Title I Teacher... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

7B - Continued Engagement: Six Ways To Know If You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive
Answer this question, Am I culturally and linguistically responsive? The phrase "culturally and linguistically responsive" has now become cliché, the death knell in education. Cultural responsiveness benefits all students, especially those students who have been traditionally underserved in U. S. schools. Given its importance to empowering and inspiring educators to be responsive and for students to be academically successful, how do you know if you are culturally and linguistically responsive in your mind-set and skill set? Find out during this motivating, inspiring, and thought-provoking session.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to Sharroky's Featured Session #7A on Thursday, February 4, allowing you to deep dive with the speaker for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie

Ph.D., Executive Director, The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who has provided professional development in the area of cultural responsiveness to 150,000 educators and has worked in nearly 2000 classrooms. Going back 25 years, he has been a classroom teacher, a central office professional development... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Virtual
  Continued Engagement, Classroom

3:00pm EST

71B - Continued Engagement: When Students Don’t Know How to Confirm
A shrug? A blank stare? We've all had students who aren't sure how to answer the question: “Are you right?” Videos demonstrate theory into practice as you foster student independence in confirming responses.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #71A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LF

Lorianne Fitzgerald

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Delaware City Schools
Lori has been involved with Reading Recovery (as both a teacher and a teacher leader) for the past 13 years. She has given conference presentations on confirming, roaming around the known, sounds and spelling, and complexity in writing.


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

72B - Continued Engagement: Daily Writing Segment: Always A Teaching Move with a Target
Clay tells us that our teaching during writing should target: learning to do something, do it better, faster, link it up to something, and use it independently. Come explore how.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #72A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
CS

Cheri Slinger

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, The Ohio State University
Cheri Slinger is a Reading Recovery teacher leader on assignment with The Ohio State University. She has worked as a RR teacher or teacher leader for 31 years. Prior to the Reading Recovery work, she taught primary grades for 14 years. Cheri has presented at conferences and worked... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

73B - Continued Engagement: Building Bigger Ideas: The Power of Talk, Texts, and Thoughtful Teacher Facilitation
Big ideas abound in classrooms where students think and talk together purposefully and joyfully. Explore great texts for launching talks and facilitative strategies for teaching all children to engage meaningfully.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #73A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
MN

Maria Nichols

Author and Consultant, San Diego Unified School District
Maria Nichols supports educators and refines her own craft in urban schools in schools and districts across the United States. Her work as a teacher, literacy coach, administrator and author has focused on the development of thoughtful teaching and learning inside classrooms alive... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

75B - Continued Engagement: Small Group Reading & Writing for ALL Students
Small groups create opportunities for good instruction that can also serve as interventions. Learn about tools and protocols that support small group reading and writing for students in grades 6-8.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #75A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
avatar for Patty McGee

Patty McGee

Author, Instructional Coach, Benchmark Education
Patty McGee is an author and teacher whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where educators and students discover their true potential and power. Patty's favorite moments are when groups of teachers are studying alongside students collaboratively in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Julie Wright

Julie Wright

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Wright is a teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and author with 28 years of experience in rural, suburban, and urban settings. She co-authored What Are You Grouping For? How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers-Not the Book, enjoys blogging and writing for... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

77B - Continued Engagement: The E-Squared Solution: Equity and Excellence Right Now
Our students and teachers need to have change that happens right now, with immediate and clear impact on student results and educational equity.

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #77A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
DR

Douglas Reeves

Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions
Dr. Reeves has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 30 books and more than 100 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

78B - Continued Engagement: Best New Books for Grades 3-6
Outstanding new books for cultivating reading joy in grade 3-8 students will be showcased! An extensive list of titles highlights a variety of genres, formats, themes, and awards.  

Continued Engagement: This live session is a follow-up to the on-demand recording #78A, allowing you to interact with the speaker in real time for extended reflection, discussion, and personalized learning.

Speakers
LP

Lisa Patrick

Reading Recovery Trainer, The Ohio State University
Lisa Pinkerton (Patrick) is the Marie Clay Endowed Chair in Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at The Ohio State University. She also works as a Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative trainer at OSU. An avid reader, Lisa earned her PhD in Literature for Children and Young Adults... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

79 - Special Engagement: Twelve Compelling Principles from the Research on Effective Phonics Instruction
Phonics is an essential instructional component for children learning to read an alphabetic system. Its purpose is for reading and writing. While there is widespread agreement on the essential competencies, there are various points of view as to how to teach for them.

Join us for a conversation on the 12 compelling principles from the research and how they form the foundation for in text and out of text teaching in a child centered classroom. Together, we will discuss the importance of recognizing the complexity of literacy learning and the strengths and needs of children, as well as explore these research principles – the foundation of Fountas and Pinnell Phonics //Word Study Systems K-2.

Speakers
IF

Irene Fountas

Marie M. Clay Endowed Chair for Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at Lesley University and Author, Heinemann
Irene C. Fountas is the Marie M. Clay Endowed Chair for Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at Lesley University and Gay Su Pinnell is a Professor Emerita in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Fountas and Pinnell’s collective and comprehensive literacy... Read More →
GS

Gay Su Pinnell

Professor Emerita in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University and Author, Heinemann
Irene C. Fountas is the Marie M. Clay Endowed Chair for Reading Recovery and Early Literacy at Lesley University and Gay Su Pinnell is a Professor Emerita in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Fountas and Pinnell’s collective and comprehensive literacy... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

3 - Keynote: Being the Best You Can Be, Whatever Position You Hold
Let’s focus on you as an individual educator. No matter what position we hold, we always have to make sure that we are focusing on the priorities of education: children. We examine personal climate and culture, and how to improve ourselves no matter what position we hold.

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

Principal/Speaker/Workplace Wellness/Author
Gerry Brooks is principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator. He is a passionate public speaker whose focus is on encouraging and... Read More →


Saturday February 6, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Virtual
  Live Keynote/Featured, Classroom