K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Fall 2020

🍂 Fall 2020 🍂     #TheEdCollabGathering Agenda*

*Agenda is subject to change, stay tuned for additions or changes

Opening Session-9:45am EST

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

Opening Keynote:

Saadia Faruqi

Author and Interfaith Activist



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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 When Nothing is Normal (K-12)

Session One – 11am EST

  • Evin Shinn & Shawna Coppola
    • Discovering Identity in a Virtual Space (K-12)
  • Lois Marshall Barker
    • Building Classroom Culture Through Creative Writing and Mentor Texts (3-12)
  • Tracey T. Flores & Sandra Osorio
    • Reading and Writing, I Fly: Using Translingual Mentor Texts in K-12 Classrooms to Amplify Youth Voices (K-12)

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Session Two – 12pm EST

  • Christy Thompson & Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
    • Hands Down, Speak Out: Making Space for Student-Led Conversations in the Primary Classroom (K-2)
  • Carla España & Luz Y. Herrera
    • Centering Counter Narratives: Tracing Colonization in Texts, Terminology, and in Our Own Lives (K-8)
  • Carolyn Bailey, Joy Barnes-Johnson, Kim Dorman, Dawn Henderson, Liz Lien, & Keisha Smith-Carrington
    • Reading In Outside: Community Based Collaboration In Support of The African-American Read In (3-12)

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Session Three – 1pm EST

  • Towanda Harris
    • Entry Points Into Students’ Lives: Re-centering the Learner in the Learning (K-8)
  • Jen Wilson, Candy Mulligan, & Dr. Brooke Eisenbach
    • Connecting Readers to Characters Experiencing Mental Health Disorders (K-12)
  • Yani Ince, Kalil Benjamin, & Joy Barnes-Johnson
    • Masked Learning (9-12)

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Session Four – 2pm EST

  • Kristin Ziemke & Katie Muhtaris
    • Read the World: The Evolution of Learning In A Digital Age (K-8)  
  • Faria Majeed, Mojisola Ayodele, Darrah Blackwell, & Joy Barnes-Johnson
    • BECOMING C.A.R.E.: How A Group Of Girls Shift Gears To Become A Movement (6-12)
  • JoEllen McCarthy
      • Hybrid or Home, Harnessing the Power of Read Alouds: Strategies to Layer Reading, Writing and Caring Conversations (K-6)

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Closing – 3pm EST

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

Closing Keynote:

Tiffany D. Jackson & Julia E. Torres

           Author                            Teacher-Librarian

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