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Join us to celebrate K-12 literacy! Increase your impact in the classroom and foster a burning passion for learning.
We are thrilled to have Ellin Oliver Keene, author of many books, including Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning K-8 and Talk About Understanding, provide our keynote address. Ellin will also conduct a workshop from 10:50 to 2:30 on the topic of Understanding What's Essential in K-12 Literacy Content including best practices in instruction to enhance that content. Interested participants will immerse themselves in this activity in lieu of concurrent sessions I, II, and III. Attendance for this activity-based session is limited to 20, so register early and sign up for this add-on option!
The day’s events also include a breakfast and conversation, interesting concurrent breakout sessions, a wonderful lunch in Anderson Commons, and a variety of educational vendors. There will be a technology playground for participants to experience, and demonstrations of meaningful technology integration in literacy will be available throughout the day. We'll end the day with a wine and appetizer happy hour to enjoy with colleagues and new friends.
Breakfast and Swap*Shop Details |
We'll kick the day off with a hearty breakfast and fun activity to fuel participant excitement for the day to come. Everyone is asked to bring a copy of their favorite literacy strategy, activity, or idea. Attendees will be divided into small groups based on teaching level and context (elementary, secondary, EL, immersion/dual language, teacher preparation, etc.).Over a delicious breakfast, everyone has an opportunity to explain their ideas, and discuss them with others at their table. The objective is to "swap", or share your ideas, and "shop", or gather new ideas that can be integrated right away in your classroom! Folders to store ideas and handouts will be provided.
We hope you join us for an exciting day as we keep the torch burning for quality literacy education. Bring your team and use our group discounts!
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K-12 Classroom TeachersPreschool TeachersLiteracy Coaches / SpecialistInstructional CoachesLeadership / AdministratorsLanguage Arts SpecialistsTeacher LeadersELL TeachersInterventionistsCurriculum SpecialistsSpecial Education TeachersLibrariansSchool PsychologistsReading Specialists / Coaches
Discuss strategies to engage all students in literacy work
Foster and support teaching and learning processes related to literacy at all levels
Integrate varied technologies to enhance literacy learning for all students
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Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad. Her emphasis is long-term, school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning. She serves as senior advisor at Heinemann, overseeing the Heinemann Fellows initiative and is the editor of the Heinemann Professional Development Catalogue/Journal.
Ellin is author of Engaging Children: Igniting the Drive for Deeper Learning (2018), is co-editor and co-author of The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching (Heinemann, 2015); co-editor of the Not This, but That series (Heinemann, 2013 - 2015); author of Talk About Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Understanding (Heinemann, 2012), To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2008), co-author of Comprehension Going Forward (Heinemann, 2011), Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd edition (Heinemann, 2007, 1st edition, 1997) and author of Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies (Shell Educational Books, 2006) as well as numerous chapters for professional books and journals on the teaching of reading as well as education policy journals.
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