International Literacy Association Conference

Hello Friends!

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This is exciting news: I just learned that the ILA conference on October 11th,12th, and 13th will be livestreaming sessions free of charge! That means you can watch all of these fabulous speakers (like Chelsea Clinton, Pedro Noguera, Hamish Brewer, Donalyn Miller, Kate Messner, and Linda Sue Park to name a few) address current literacy issues in your pjs:

Livestream sessions:

General Session with Chelsea Clinton, Pedro A. Noguera, Renée Watson, and Hamish Brewer
Friday, October 11, 2019: 8:00 AM–9:30 AM CT

Equity in Education Program: The Intersection of Literacy, Equity, and Social-Emotional Learning
Friday, October 11, 2019: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM CT 

Featured Speaker: Dave Stuart Jr.
Friday, October 11, 2019: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM CT

Featured Speaker: David E. Kirkland
Friday, October 11, 2019: 3:00 PM–4:00 PM CT

Featured Speaker: Tricia Ebarvia
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 9:00 AM–10:00 AM CT

Equity in Education Program: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning in the Literacy Classroom
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM CT

Featured Speaker: Donalyn Miller
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM CT

Story, Secrets, and Self: The Power of Shared Narratives in Building Empathy, Nurturing Readers, and Creating Citizens with Kate Messner and Renée Watson
Saturday, October 12, 2019: 3:00 PM–4:00 PM CT

Children’s Literature Day: Morning Keynotes with Chad Everett and Linda Sue Park
Sunday, October 13, 2019: 8:00 AM–9:00 AM CT

Children’s Literature Day Lunch and Awards with Matt Mendez and Ruta Septeys
Sunday, October 13, 2019: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM CT

Here is the link to register:


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