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ARA's 1st Online Literacy Conference - Speakers

February 3 - Register HERE!

Jennifer Buehler

Celebrating the Complexity of Young Adult Literature

Young adult literature can motivate teens to want to read, but it’s also complex literature in its own right. This session will offer tools for reframing the conversation about text complexity and titles that spark complex conversations in English class.

Kami Butterfield

The Road to the Paperless Classroom

In this session, you will learn about the possibilities of what students could do with a device of their own. As soon as the students walk in, they are responsible for their own device and their learning starts there. Walk through a day with Mrs. B. and find out what students are doing in a 1:1 classroom that takes her learners above and beyond with their devices. Four apps: 1:1 devices= PAPERLESS.

Curly Classroom

Pow! Bam! WWAM!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's poetry analysis! Is poetry your arch-nemesis? Follow these four super hero moves to pack a punch and unpack poetry for good!

Katie Garner

Hacking the Brain's Affective Domain for Easy Access to the Hard Letter Sound & Phonics Skills

Journey through the brain's backdoor to uncover alternative, neural routes for accelerated letter sound and phonics skill mastery, and take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in the brain's plasticity. Boost existing literacy instruction with “brain-changing” teaching tools that will immediately become the most relied-upon pieces of your instructional repertoire—leaving you armed and ready for Monday morning!

Rebecca Harper

Pardon the Interruption: We're Using ESPN to Teach Writing

Motivating students to write is often difficult for many teachers, but what if teachers and students knew that ESPN could be used to teach writing? From using the Top Ten Plays to teach transition sentences, to sports programming that teaches argumentative writing, this session will provide participants with unique and new ways to engage students in the writing classroom.

Brian Johnson

Moving the Needle on Achievement: Building Super Readers

Participants will learn how to use and integrate 7 character strengths to support the latest educational research showing that students with access to rich texts and given time to read independently will benefit academically (Allington and McGill-Franzen, 2013).

Jen Jones

The Secret to a Successful Guided Reading Session

This online video unlocks the secret to a successful guided reading session so teachers are no longer "winging it" for Guided Reading, but truly prepared to engage with students about the text.

K-12 Reading Specialist

Hello Literacy, Raleigh, NC

Check out her Teachers Pay Teachers Page!

Jones' Social Media Sites:
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Alyson Low

Book Talks!

Sit back and listen to book talks of popular children’s literature. Then, share comments as you join in on the discussion about those books...and others you would recommend.

Address: 3450 Clearwell Rd., Conway, AR  72034
Phone: (501) 908-4461

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