Pre-Conference Special

Mary Howard

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

Embracing a Kid-watching Culture of Collective Awe

Over the years, we’ve seen Kid-watching fade from view or be reduced to an act of obligatory compliance scheduled on a TO DO list. In this session, Mary shares how we can re-envision the spirit of kid watching as a schoolwide priority embedded into every learning day.

Keynote Speakers

Jan Richardson

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

One Goal, Undivided, with Literacy and Acceleration for All

Despite being caught in the middle of today’s reading wars, teachers must continue to focus on what we all have in common: We believe that children absolutely must receive topnotch reading instruction that will result in proficient, engaged readers.

Lisa Eickholdt:

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

Finding Our Way Through the Fray: Teaching Literacy in a Time of Turbulence

More than ever, teaching students to read and write is fraught with controversy. In this keynote, we’ll examine how to rise above the chaos and confusion so we can continue to do what’s best for the children in our care.