February 8-11, 2020 in Columbus, OH

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& K-6 Literacy Conference

2020 National Conference

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2020 Keynotes: Adria Klein, Douglas Reeves, & Nikki Grimes
2020 National Conference: Feb. 8-11 in Columbus, OH

The Nation’s Premier K-6 Literacy Conference

Celebrating our 35th year in 2020! Known for building efficacy in literacy instruction, the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference provides powerful, research-based professional development to support educators. It is respected and appreciated by educators from around the world as the place to receive tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students. We encourage you to read the testimonials at the bottom of this page and view the attendee video.

Led by literacy experts and authors, sessions focus on best instructional practices for educators. Ideal for classroom teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, building and district administrators, Title I teachers and coordinators, interventionists and ELL teachers, curriculum and language arts specialists, and Reading Recovery professionals. Topics include reading, writing, literacy coaching, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word study, phonemic awareness, differentiated instruction, strategies for struggling readers, assessment, diverse learners, literacy leadership, literacy teams, Reading Recovery, and much more. Earn up to 17.5 professional development hours.

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Who Should Attend

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Literacy Coaches/Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Title I Teachers/Coordinators
  • Interventionists
  • ELL Teachers
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Language Arts Specialists
  • Librarians
  • Reading Recovery Professionals

Keynote Speakers

Literacy Conference Adria Klein

Adria Klein

Literacy Conference Douglas Reeves

Douglas Reeves

Literacy Conference Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes

Featured Speakers

Literacy Conference Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher

Literacy Conference Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey

Literacy Conference Aeriale Johnson

Aeriale Johnson

Literacy Conference Mary Fried

Mary Fried

Literacy Conference Allyson Matczuk

Allyson Matczuk

Literacy Conference K. Journey Swafford

K. Journey Swafford

Institute Speakers

Literacy Conference Kylene Beers

Kylene Beers

Literacy Conference Robert Probst

Robert Probst

Literacy Conference Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Literacy Conference Matt Glover

Matt Glover

Literacy Conference Penny Kittle

Penny Kittle

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Jenni Donohoo

Literacy Conference James Schnug

James Schnug

Literacy Conference Kim Reynolds

Mary Fried

Literacy Conference Leslie McBane

Leslie McBane

Literacy Conference Jamie Lipp

Jamie Lipp

Literacy Conference Cheri Slinger

Cheri Slinger

Literacy Conference Jeffery Williams

Jeffery Williams

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Testimonials from Past Literacy Conference Attendees

Finding so much inspiration at the 2019 Reading Recovery Conference. Grateful to be learning from some of the giants in the field.  #nccbus 

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2019 National Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:01:29-05:00

2019 National Conference Attendee

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Finding so much inspiration at the 2019 Reading Recovery Conference. Grateful to be learning from some of the giants in the field.  #nccbus 

Just returned from an incredible three days of learning with my literacy superheroes at the Reading Recovery Council National Conference. I can’t wait to put my new knowledge into play tomorrow at school!! Thank you @LakotaDistrict!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:02:18-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Just returned from an incredible three days of learning with my literacy superheroes at the Reading Recovery Council National Conference. I can’t wait to put my new knowledge into play tomorrow at school!! Thank you @LakotaDistrict!

Great Literacy Tool!

Some of the strategies discussed in the concurrent and keynote sessions were things I had never even considered trying! I loved walking away with a set of tools that will better help me provide the best literacy instruction to my students.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:28:39-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Some of the strategies discussed in the concurrent and keynote sessions were things I had never even considered trying! I loved walking away with a set of tools that will better help me provide the best literacy instruction to my students.

Spending the next few days learning with 2,700 of our dearest colleagues from 47 states and numerous countries. What a thought provoking Keynote this morning, THANK YOU @ccbates #nccbus I can’t wait to change my teaching once I’m back home this week.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:56:28-05:00

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Spending the next few days learning with 2,700 of our dearest colleagues from 47 states and numerous countries. What a thought provoking Keynote this morning, THANK YOU @ccbates #nccbus I can’t wait to change my teaching once I’m back home this week.

Because literacy can and will change the world. P.S. #TCRWP and @LucyCalkins When a Keynote to about 2,500 feels so intimate, we experience the power of connection. Hand-written Post-its bring authenticity and voice. If only I could tweet with my own handwriting!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:57:29-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Because literacy can and will change the world. P.S. #TCRWP and @LucyCalkins When a Keynote to about 2,500 feels so intimate, we experience the power of connection. Hand-written Post-its bring authenticity and voice. If only I could tweet with my own handwriting!

Fantastic!

The only 1 I'll send my TS to. Fantastic, TS rave about it. I should just close school & send everyone!

Principal Mike Acomb
Lewis Elementary School in Solon City Schools, Ohio

2017-10-06T13:26:38-05:00

Principal Mike Acomb
Lewis Elementary School in Solon City Schools, Ohio

The only 1 I'll send my TS to. Fantastic, TS rave about it. I should just close school & send everyone!

Wow, 3 amazing days of learning at the 2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference! Excited to get back to our little readers & writers & and be intentional with our teaching.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:03:15-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Wow, 3 amazing days of learning at the 2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference! Excited to get back to our little readers & writers & and be intentional with our teaching.

So grateful we get to work, learn, and grow together!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:00:40-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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So grateful we get to work, learn, and grow together!

So thankful to have soaked in the knowledge of @DrJanrichardson, @MicheleDufresne , and @LucyCalkins ! Bringing back 10+ pages of notes, new teaching tools, and so many incredible ideas to teammates and my kiddos. Thank you Reading Recovery! #nccbus @rrcna_org #itsworthit

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:58:35-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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So thankful to have soaked in the knowledge of @DrJanrichardson, @MicheleDufresne , and @LucyCalkins ! Bringing back 10+ pages of notes, new teaching tools, and so many incredible ideas to teammates and my kiddos. Thank you Reading Recovery! #nccbus @rrcna_org #itsworthit

Literacy team from Broward, FL learning so much at #NCCBUS about engagement and creating independent readers from these amazing literacy experts! @JSerravallo @DrJanrichardson @drgravityg @EllinKeene

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:59:39-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Literacy team from Broward, FL learning so much at #NCCBUS about engagement and creating independent readers from these amazing literacy experts! @JSerravallo @DrJanrichardson @drgravityg @EllinKeene

National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference – Celebrating 35 Years
Educators who attend this literacy conference have a common goal, literacy success for all students. This national literacy conference has provided outstanding K-6 literacy professional development for over 34 years. Sponsored by a national reading association, the Reading Recovery Council of North America, it has grown to an internationally-recognized professional development conference with presenters and attendees from around the world. Known for building educator expertise to effectively teach struggling readers, it addresses all aspects K-6 literacy. Through increased educator knowledge, literacy instruction will be improved, and student needs will be met. Sessions are vetted by literacy leaders and tailored to the needs of educators focusing on effective teaching for positive student outcomes. For more information: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org or 614-310-7340.