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National Reading Recovery
& K-6 Literacy Conference

National Conference early registration rates end Dec. 15
Keynotes: Lucy Calkins, C.C. Bates, & Gail Carson Levine
Featured: Jan Richardson, Nell Duke, Mary Fried, Maria Nichols, James Schnug, and Mary Lose
Preconference Institute: Gay Su Pinnell & Irene Fountas, Adria Klein, Sue Duncan, and Mary Fried, Lisa Pinkerton, Kim Reynolds, & Jennifer Layne

The Nation’s Premier K-6 Literacy Conference

The National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference provides powerful, research-based professional development. 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 and get the tools you need to accelerate literacy achievement for all students.

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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

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Keynote Speakers

Literacy Conference C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates

Literacy Conference Lucy Calkins

Lucy Calkins

Literacy Conference Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine

Featured Speakers

Literacy Conference Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson

Literacy Conference Nell Duke

Nell Duke

Literacy Conference Maria Nichols

Maria Nichols

Literacy Conference Mary Fried

Mary Fried

Literacy Conference James Schnug

James Schnug

Literacy Conference Mary Lose

Mary Lose

Institute Speakers

Literacy Conference Gay Su Pinnell

Gay Su Pinnell

Literacy Conference Irene Fountas

Irene Fountas

Literacy Conference Adria Klein

Adria Klein

Literacy Conference Cathy Toll

Cathy Toll

Literacy Conference Sue Duncan

Sue Duncan

Literacy Conference Mary Fried

Mary Fried

Literacy Conference Lisa Pinkerton

Lisa Pinkerton

Literacy Conference Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds

Literacy Conference Jennifer Layne

Jennifer Layne

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Pioneer Valley Books
Heinemann Publishing
Benchmark Education

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Testimonials from Past Literacy Conference Attendees

How can you pick just one?? Every session has stretched my thinking in some way! #nccbus

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2018 Conference Attendee

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

2018 Conference Attendee

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How can you pick just one?? Every session has stretched my thinking in some way! #nccbus

Best Literacy Conference Ever Attended

After 20 years of teaching, this was the best literacy conference I have ever attended.  I began implementing the new strategies I learned my first day back in the classroom.

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3-6 Classroom Teacher

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

3-6 Classroom Teacher

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After 20 years of teaching, this was the best literacy conference I have ever attended.  I began implementing the new strategies I learned my first day back in the classroom.

I Left Better Than When I Arrived

I left the conference a better coach than when I arrived.  The take-aways from the sessions, camaraderie amongst other educators, and the keynote speakers were wonderful.

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Literacy Coach

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

Literacy Coach

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I left the conference a better coach than when I arrived.  The take-aways from the sessions, camaraderie amongst other educators, and the keynote speakers were wonderful.

What an amazing group of #readingrecovery Ts. What an amazing conference! #nccbus Thank you @rrcna_org for all the learning. Thank you @SRVUSD1 for the opportunity to learn together and grow our thinking! #rrcna2018

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2018 Conference Attendee

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

2018 Conference Attendee

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What an amazing group of #readingrecovery Ts. What an amazing conference! #nccbus Thank you @rrcna_org for all the learning. Thank you @SRVUSD1 for the opportunity to learn together and grow our thinking! #rrcna2018

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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2018 Conference Attendee

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

2018 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

The Highlight of my Professional Growth

Attending this conference is the highlight of my professional growth each year. The speakers and the topics challenge me to reflect on my practice and to expand my breadth and depth of knowledge about literacy.

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Reading Specialist

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

Reading Specialist

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Attending this conference is the highlight of my professional growth each year. The speakers and the topics challenge me to reflect on my practice and to expand my breadth and depth of knowledge about literacy.

What a great experience and inspiration it’s been at the Reading Recovery and Literacy Conference! So much great information to bring back and we still have more tomorrow!!

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2018 Conference Attendee

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

2018 Conference Attendee

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What a great experience and inspiration it’s been at the Reading Recovery and Literacy Conference! So much great information to bring back and we still have more tomorrow!!

LOVED every second of this amazing experience! Thank you @rrcna_org! I hope to be back next year to learn from @LucyCalkins! #rrcna2018 #nccbus

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2018 National Conference Attendee

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

2018 National Conference Attendee

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LOVED every second of this amazing experience! Thank you @rrcna_org! I hope to be back next year to learn from @LucyCalkins! #rrcna2018 #nccbus

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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K-2 Classroom Teacher

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

K-2 Classroom Teacher

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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.

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+00:00

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!

National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference History
This national literacy conference has provided outstanding K-6 literacy professional development for over 33 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 knowledge, literacy instruction will be improved and student needs will be met. Sessions are tailored to the needs of educators focusing on effective teaching for positive student outcomes.  Educators who attend this literacy conference have a common goal, literacy success for all students. For more information: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org or 614-310-7340.