K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Spring 2022 🌷

🌷 Spring 2022 🌷     #TheEdCollabGathering Agenda*

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

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

Opening Session-9:45am EST

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

Opening Keynote:

LeUyen Pham

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

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

Session One – 11am EST

  • JoEllen McCarthy & Stella Villalba
    • Poetry and Picture Books That Illuminate the Beauty and Brilliance of Children (K-6)
  • Andy Schoenborn
    • A Poet Rests in Wait: Freeing the Writing Within (7-12)
  • Kelly Honey & Olivia Di Dio
    • Rethinking Reading Strategies (K-2)
  • Amy Pacifico, Kelly Clancy, & Dr. Keri Orange-Jones
    • Empowering Student Activists (5-8)

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Session Two – 12pm EST

  • Cindy Gerwin
    • Cultivating a Culture of Reading by Curating a Collection (K-8)
  • Pamela Koutrakos
    • The Power Within One Text: Reimagining Integrated Literacy Experiences That Bring Efficiency & Joy to Teaching and Learning (K-12)
  • Sarah Cordova
    • Embedding Culturally Responsive Mentor Texts in Our Classrooms (K-5) *session cancelled*
  • Tracey Flores & #ChicasFuertes Book Club
    • Latina Girls Speak: Consejos from the Chicas Fuertes Book Club (6-12)

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Session Three – 1pm EST

  • Patience Bertana
    • More than Self-Care: Burnout Recovery & Prevention (K-12)
  • Julia E. Torres & Renan Leite
    • Librarianship & Literacy Instruction: Imagining Intersections (K-12)
  • Jeremy Hyler
    • From Texting to Teaching: Teaching Grammar in a Digital Age (5-8)
  • Vanèe Smith-Matsalia
    • Liberation, Love, and Literacy: Unshackling Reading and Writing Instruction (K-12)

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Session Four – 2pm EST

  • Towanda Harris & Tameka Thomas
    • Transformational Coaching Tips for Literacy Teachers (K-12)
  • Tracey Flores & Sandra Osorio
    • Chicas Poderosas Reads: Writing & Reading Strong Girls (K-8)
  • Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia & Pamela Koutrakos
    • Reviving Staff Collaboration: Steps to Restore and Renew Community in Challenging Times (K-12)
  • Carla España, Luz Y. Herrera, Tracey T. Flores, LaMar Timmons-Long, & Nawal Qarooni
    • Reading the World with Culturally Sustaining Literature for Children and Young Adults (K-12)

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Closing – 3pm EST

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

Closing Keynote:

The Educator Collaborative Panelists

Shawna Coppola, Evin Shinn, Cindy Gerwin, Keri Orange-Jones, Lois Marshall Barker, and Christopher Lehman

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