Pre-Conference Special

Dr. C.C. Bates

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

Teaching Foundational Literacy Skills During Interactive Writing

This session examines how the creation of text during IW supports print referencing— phonological awareness, letter-sound knowledge, orthographic mapping, comprehension, monitoring, and phrased and fluent reading. Join C.C. to learn how IW supports the reading development of K-2 and striving 3-5 readers through the writing of authentic and meaningful text


Keynote Speakers


Dr. Rachael Gabriel

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

Teaching with Integrity in the Science of Reading Era

Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Connecticut.

This keynote address explores teaching with integrity as the integration of elements that are often held in tension with one another: word-level skills and meaning-focused instruction, evidence and experience, theory and practice, research and wisdom.


Jeff Williams

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

The Important Role of Executive Functions in Becoming Literate

Teacher Leader and Literacy Coach for Solon City Schools, Ohio.

Knowing about executive function (EF) skills is pertinent to the work of literacy teachers across intervention and classroom settings because EF skills impact literacy development. This keynote will define EF skills broadly and focus on a few specific skills and explore how they are fostered in Reading Recovery and classrooms.