K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Fall 2019


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Welcome to the

Fall 2019




Free, no registration.

Watch on-demand through March 2020!

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Mark your calendars! The Spring Gathering is April 18, 2020.

Opening Keynote: DisruptTexts

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Fall 2019 #TheEdCollabGathering Agenda

Opening Session-9:45am EST

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

Opening Keynote:

Christina Soontornvat

Author of The Changelings and Diary of an Ice Princess Series 


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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 in 2019/2020: Our Inspiring Year of Literacy (K-12)

Session One – 11am EST

  • Workshop #1 – Carla España & Luz Yadira Herrera
    • Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students in Our Classrooms (3-8)
  • Workshop #2 – Candy Mulligan & Meredith Alvarez
    • It Starts With a Sentence: Creating Classrooms That Build Strong Sentence Muscles for Primary Writers (K-4)
  • Workshop #3 – Troy Hicks
    • Examining Multimedia Non-Fiction as a Mentor Text (9-12)

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Session Two – 12pm EST

  • Workshop #4 – JoEllen McCarthy & Torrey Maldonado
    • Literacy As a Vehicle for Connecting & Caring About Community (4-8)
  • Workshop #5 – Tricia Ebarvia & Christie Nold
    • Disrupting Colonization in your Classroom (5-12)
  • Workshop #6 – Keri Orange & Amy Pacifico
    • Creating a Culture of Learning and Authentic Audiences Using Technology (4-6)  *session canceled*

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Session Three – 1pm EST

  • Workshop #7 -Towanda Harris
    • A Healthy Learning Diet: Exploring Ways to Maximize Classroom Resources to Satisfy Students’ Appetites (K-5)
  • Workshop #8 – Michele Haiken
    • Multi Genre Writing to Deepen Student Understanding (6-12)

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Session Four – 2pm EST

  • Workshop #9 – Dana Onayemi & Cindy Gerwin
    • Gladiator Games: Becoming a Literacy Leader with the Odds in Your Favor (K-12)  
  • Workshop #10 – Maggie B Roberts & Julia E Torres
    • Empowering Readers & Writers To Independently Seek Challenge (3-10)
  • Workshop #11 – Andy Schoenborn
    • Using Authentic Assessment to Create Confident Writers (9-12)
  • Workshop #12 – Dulce-Marie Flechas
    • Developing Trauma-Informed Literacy Instruction & Policies (K-12) *session cancelled*

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Closing – 3pm EST

Closing Session:

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

Minh Lê

Author of Drawn Together, winner of the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

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