Pre-Conference Special

Jan Richardson

Wednesday Workshop: 1:00pm-4:30pm

Teaching Phonics that Transfers

Take the next step in differentiating phonics instruction. A short, targeted activity designed to address each student's needs will no only teach students the skills they are ready to learn, it will also provide opportunities for them to transfer those skills to reading and writing. This presentation includes word study activities that work for emergent, early, and transitional readers.

Keynote Speakers

Rachael Gabriel

Thursday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am

The Science and Reading Relationship

This session examines the roots and branches of the tangled relationships between reading and science, the role of technologies in the development of each, and the likely future of the Science of Reading as it relates to instruction and intervention.

Lester Laminack

Friday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am

What if?

So many innovations and inventions have their origins in the burst of creative thinking that follows this simple question - "What if?" In these times of challenges, regulations, and new laws that limit access to information, and the pressures on public education, let's dream a bit. Let's pause to imagine and envision and think toward a tomorrow focused on a simple question: "Will this be good for children?"