K-12 Literacy Conference

Agenda At A Glance – Spring 2023

Every Gathering is a Free, No Registration, day of Edujoy!

Our 19th biannual Gathering was held on Saturday, April 29 and is now archived. Watch on demand on this website or on any smart device’s YouTube app (watch the how-to video to the right). A full collection of streaming workshops by educators, for educators. This K-12 literacy conference day is The Educator Collaborative‘s gift to the literacy community.

Instead of paying to attend, we ask that you Pay The Joy Forward™ to one of our adopted charities.

How to attend free on any smart TV or device.

OPENING SESSION – NOW ON DEMAND

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OPENING REMARKS

by Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative

KEYNOTE

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Delving Into Complex Issues of Diversity With Compassion As My Compass

by Padma Venkatraman, educator, oceanographer, and award-winning author of multi-honored books for young adults.

Her books include The Bridge Home—an ALA Notable Book, Kirkus Best Middle Grade Book, Walter dean Myers Award winner, Golden Kite Award winner, and starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, SLJ, Publisher’s Weekly, and more, A Time To Dance—ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, Kirkus Best Book for Young Adults, and starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, VOYA, SLJ and more, and her newest book, Born Behind Bars—also earning spots on numerous Best Book lists and starred reviews, and others.


Note: Workshops, Times, and Presenters are subject to change. Portions of the day are pre-recorded.

Click links at each session title or use the website menu to navigate to workshops.

Names in orange denote current The Educator Collaborative members.

SESSION ONE – NOW ON DEMAND

  • Dawnavyn James – Black History Toolbox : Resources You Need To Teach Black History in the Elementary Classroom [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]
  • JoEllen McCarthy & Julia TorresBook Buzz—Titles, tips, and book talk ideas from TheEdCollab Book Ambassadors [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]

SESSION TWO – NOW ON DEMAND

  • Tracey T. Flores and Jessi Murdter-Atkinson – Literacy Learning That Builds Relationships And Honors Comunidad [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]

SESSION THREE – NOW ON DEMAND

  • Stella Villalba – Poesias Para el Alma: Using Poetry as a Liberatory & Sustaining Practice for Multilingual Learners (K-5) [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]

SESSION FOUR – NOW ON DEMAND

  • Carla España, Tracey T. Flores, Luz Yadira Herrera, LaMar Timmons-Long, and Nawal Qarooni – Reading and Teaching Banned Books [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]
  • JoEllen McCarthyEarly Literacy Matters: Exploring The Heart Work Of Read Alouds To Nurture Our Youngest Community Of Learners [Watch Here | Watch on YouTube]

CLOSING SESSION – NOW ON DEMAND

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CLOSING REMARKS

by Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative

KEYNOTE

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Doorways of Promise & Possibility: Finding Our Way into an Anti-Oppressive Praxis

by Shawna Coppola, educator, activist, and author of books for literacy teachers and leaders.

Shawna, a veteran educator, is a Fellow of The Educator Collaborative and consults with schools and districts on liberatory literacy practices that affirm children and young adults while leading educators to critically examine beliefs and structures that can hinder or even harm children’s full development. Shawna is the author of books for educators, including Writing Redefined: Broadening Our Ideas of What it Means to Compose, Renew! Become a Better and More Authentic Writing Teacher, and her newest, Literacy For All: A Framework or Anti-Oppressive Teaching is available for pre-order.

Shawna is a frequent speaker and national literacy conferences; a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire’s Learning Through Teaching program; co-founder of Oyster Rivers Equity & Justice; co-founder of the Oyster River Cooperative School District’s Equity & Antiracism Team as well as member of other social justice focused community-organizing groups.

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Accepting Fall 2023 Session Proposals Now through June 30, 2023


TheEdCollab Gathering is a free, no registration, streaming educator conference organized by The Educator Collaborative. Sessions are presented by guest educators and authors whose proposal titles and abstracts have been approved. Session content is presented and exclusively controlled by individual presenters. The Educator Collaborative is not responsible for session content. Sessions are streamed and archived on this website and on The Educator Collaborative’s YouTube page, which remain the only permissible sources for viewing Sessions. Beyond this, Sessions, in whole or in part, may not be rerecorded, remixed, reproduced, or disseminated in any other form without express written permission of both The Educator Collaborative and the respective presenter(s), any such reproduction or dissemination is unlawful and a violation of copyright.