K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Fall 2018

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 🍁 Fall 2018 #TheEdCollabGathering 🍁

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Watch the Spring 2018 archives, anytime, until Fall.

Free, no registration.

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Opening Session-9:45am EST

Opening Remarks: Christopher Lehman, Founding Director, The Educator Collaborative

Opening Keynote:

Elizabeth Acevedo

New York Times best-selling author; Poet; and Poetry Slam Champion


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*members and associates of The Educator Collaborative are noted in orange*

Note: Workshops, Times, and Presenters are subject to change

  • Pre-Session – Christopher Lehman
    • Learning with The Educator Collaborative: Moving you from literacy goals to literacy growth, at your school and online (K-12)

Session One – 11am EST

  • Workshop #1Shawna Coppola, Aeriale Johnson, & Kathy Collins
    • Let’s All Get Woke: Engaging Students in Conversations About Race (K-8)
  • Workshop #2Troy Hicks & Amira Abdel-Aal
    • Now I See It! Video Tools for Formative Assessment and Media Creation (K-12)
  • Workshop #3 – Tom Marshall & Joshua Chuy

    • Literacy Leaders: Instructional Leadership Strategies to Support Community and Learning (K-12)

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Session Two – 12pm EST

  • Workshop #4 Dana Stachowiak
    • A Critical Conversation About Equity Literacy and Gender Identity In Classrooms (K-12)    * session cancelled, will be rescheduled for April
  • Workshop #5 – Diana Ferrera & Rebecca Giacopelli
    • Books: An Avenue for Change – How A Great Book Can Change Us, Teach Empathy, Acceptance and Build A Community In Our Classrooms Through Social Action Projects (K-12)
  • Workshop #6 – Carla España & Luz Y. Herrera
    • ¿Bilingüe y que? Translanguaging in Children, Middle Grade, and YA Latinx Literature (3-8)
  • Workshop #7 Tricia Ebarvia & Kate Roberts
    • Getting Real: Finding Balance During Your Literacy Block (6-12)

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Session Three – 1pm EST

  • Workshop #8Elisa Waingort & Dana Onayemi
    • Assessment as Learning: Reading and Writing Workshop Essentials (K-8)
  • Workshop #9 – Stephanie Ross, Amie Navarro, Laura Amendola, & Stephanie Coia 
    • Falling in Love with EdTech for Littles (K-2)
  • Workshop #10Lori Ratliff & Joshua Nobilio
    • We Are All Learners: Using an Experiential Model of Professional Learning to Model Effective Collaboration and Inquiry (9-12)

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Session Four – 2pm EST

  • Workshop #11 – Diana DaCosta
    • Mindset Over Matter: Establishing A Culture of Empowered Educators (K-12)
  • Workshop #12 – Julia Torres, a TheEdCollab Book Ambassador

    • A Multicultural YA Renaissance–Texts and strategies to Engage and Motivate Every Reader (6-12)
  • Workshop #13 – Jamie Utecht, Cecelia Dahm, & Heidi Schultz
    • Using Tools to Plan Writing in K-2 Classrooms (K-2)

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Closing – 3pm EST

Closing Session:

Closing Remarks: Christopher Lehman, Founding Director, The Educator Collaborative

Closing Session

Mari Copeny – “Little Miss Flint”

child activist for the Flint, Michigan water crisis and proud supporter of Pack Your Back

in conversation with Julia Torres, a TheEdCollab Book Ambassador


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