K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Spring 2021 🌷

🌷 Spring 2021 🌷     #TheEdCollabGathering Agenda*

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

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Opening Session-9:45am EST

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

Opening Keynote:

Mike Curato

Author and Illustrator



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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

  • JoEllen McCarthy & Sheetal Sheth
    • Connecting Community, Character, and Conscience in Texts to Support Students as Critical Thinkers and Change Agents (K-6)
  • Jill Davidson & Melissa Walker
    • Using Mentor Texts to Increase Agency and Authenticity in Writing Workshop (6-12)
  • Mark Overmeyer & Jim Ellis
    • Designing Access for All Students (K-8)

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Session Two – 12pm EST

  • Faith Sweeney & Dr. Kim Kassay
    • Courageous Conversations about Race, Gender, and All Things Identity (K-5)
  • Jenelle Williams & Cherron Ramsey
      • Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom (6-12)
  • Lindsay Stoetzel & Stephanie Shedrow
    • Promise and Purpose at the Heart of Virtual Interactive Readalouds (K-5)

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Session Three – 1pm EST

  • Dr. Carla España, Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Robert Liu-Trujillo, & Mike Leyba
    • Together In the Struggle: Literature, Teaching Practices and Community Partnerships on Resistance and Healing (K-12)
  • Jeremy Hyler & Troy Hicks
    • Ask, Explore, Write: Using Inquiry to Support Science and Literacy Learning (6-12)
  • Julia Pledl & Brittany Jefferson
    • Teaching History to Save our Future: Critical Conversations on Climate Change in the Elementary School Classroom (3-5)

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Session Four – 2pm EST

  • LaMar Timmons-Long & Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson
    • From Tragic to Magic: Reclaiming Black Joy in the Midst of Pain   (6-12)  
  • Tracey T. Flores & Carla España
    • Writing to (Re)Member: A Teacher’s Journal of Love, Joy and Self-Care (K-12)
  • Lisa Stone & Joy Verbon
      • Reimagining Writing: How Can We Empower Students as Composers? (K-5)

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Closing – 3pm EST

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

Closing Keynote:

Christopher Lehman, Keri Orange-Jones, and Elizabeth Lacy-Schoenberger

           Members of The Educator Collaborative

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