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46th Annual Literacy Conference -- November 15-16, 2018

2018 Conference Schedule

Wednesday November 14

5:00 – 7:00 pm    Registration

Thursday November 15

7:15 - 3:00            Registration           

8:00 – 9:30 am    General Session/Keynote Penny Kittle

9:30                      Coffee in Rotunda

9:45 – 10:45        Breakout Sessions #1

11:00 – 12:00      Breakout Sessions #2

Noon – 5:00 pm  Exhibit Hall Open

12:00-1:30           Exhibit Extravaganza/Autographing
                              Lunch in Exhibit Hall (bundled)

1:30 – 3:45          Session #3

  1. Middle/Upper Level Block (Johnson/Harper)
  2. Lower Level Block (Garner/Jones)
  3. Higher Education Round Table

4:00 – 5:00           Breakout Session #4 - Technology  Strand

7:30                       Barrett Baber Concert


Maximizing the Match: Students and text complexity

Unlocking the Code: Six Syllable Types for Decoding and Encoding

Multi-sensory Instruction for Students with Dyslexia or Dysgraphia


ILA Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals - What You Need to Know

Morphological Erudition

Creating Classroom Opportunities to Connect Writing with Authentic Literature

Close Reading of Complex Text Using Notice and Note

 The Impoverished Brain

From Drama to Destiny

Best Middle Grade Books of 2018: Books Your Kids Will Love and You Will Too

From Word Wall to Sound Wall

4 Steps to Transforming Your Writing Classroom

Close Reading of Complex Text Using Notice and Note

Using Nearpod, Book Creator, and SeeSaw in the Classroom

Lab Hours for ELA Differentiation

Who’s in Charge...Empowering Your Students through STEAM Projects and Technology in the Literacy Classroom

Appy Hour!

Storytelling with Scratch

Friday November 16

7:30 - 10:00          Registration

7:30                       Governor’s Hall 1 Opens
                             Continental Breakfast (Ticket holders only)

                               Exhibit Hall Opens - Author Autographing

7:30 - 8:30             Breakout Session #5 - Early Birds

9:00 – 10:00         Breakout Session #6 with Arkansas Author Panel

10:15 – 11:15       Breakout Session #7 (Choice of Mini Keynote)

11:30 – 12:30       Breakout Sessions #8

12:45 – 2:00     Author Luncheon - Cynthia Lord


One Book, One School, One Mission

Reading Aloud: The path to improving behavior and to nurturing a lifelong love of reading

Finding Your Ruby Slippers: UbD and Disciplinary Literacy

Building a Strong Foundation: Implementing Multisensory Phonemic Awareness Strategies

Effective During-Reading Strategies for Content Areas

Rewiring the Reading Brain: Using multi-sensory interventions with struggling readers

The i5 Approach: Lesson Planning That Teaches Thinking and Fosters Innovation

The 3 R’s RTI, Reading & Research

No More Boring Projects

The Power of One...One Year One Teacher

What does Literacy Look Like from a Secondary Stem Teacher's Perspective?

What's New in Children's Literature?

ME-n-ARTS: Moms Empowered in Adventure, Reading, Theater, Social Skills

The Imagery-Language Foundation: Teaching at-risk children to read and comprehend

Writing and ACT Aspire:  What teachers need to know

Creating the Reading Culture Using Interactive Read-Alouds


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Phone: (501) 416-3992

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