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February 17-20, 2018
Columbus, OH

National Reading Recovery
& K-6 Literacy Conference

2018 Keynote Speakers: Mary Fried, Ellin Keene, & Pat Cummings
2018 Featured Speakers: Sue Duncan • Salli Forbes & Connie Briggs • Lea McGee • Jennifer Serravallo • Jeff Anderson • Gravity Goldberg & Renee Houser
2018 Preconference Speakers: Elizabeth Kaye • James Schnug, Maryann McBride & Lisa Patrick • Kylene Beers & Robert Probst • Tanny McGregor
2018 Leadership Institute Speaker: Douglas Reeves

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.

Register Now for the 2018 Literacy Conference

Who Should Attend

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Literacy Coaches/Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Title I Teachers/Coordinators
  • Interventionists
  • ELL Teachers
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Language Arts Specialists
  • Reading Recovery Professionals
2017 Literacy Conference Brochure

Keynote Speakers

Mary Fried Literacy Keynote Speaker

Mary Fried

Ellin Keene

Ellin Keene

Pat Cummings

Institute Speakers

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Kylene Beers

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Robert Probst

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Tanny McGregor

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Douglas Reeves

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Elizabeth Kaye

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

James Schnug

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Maryann McBride

Literacy Conference Featured Speaker

Lisa Patrick

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Scholastic
Kaeden Publishing

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Testimonials from Past Conference Attendees

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.

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.

Promotes Reading Success

The K-6 literacy conference was a great way to collaborate with other professionals and learn new ideas to implement in my classroom. Each speaker brought a different perspective to the table with ideas on reaching each student to promote success.

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Title I Teacher

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

Title I Teacher

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The K-6 literacy conference was a great way to collaborate with other professionals and learn new ideas to implement in my classroom. Each speaker brought a different perspective to the table with ideas on reaching each student to promote success.

National Reading Experts

The benefit to attending this literacy conference is the ability to hear the national experts and spend time working with them, to walk away with ideas that can be turn-keyed immediately into the classroom.

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School Administrator

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

School Administrator

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The benefit to attending this literacy conference is the ability to hear the national experts and spend time working with them, to walk away with ideas that can be turn-keyed immediately into the classroom.

Fantastic!

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

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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

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

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.

Always Researched Based and Best Practice

This conference solidifies what I am doing.  There are so many sessions available for me to learn new things.  The best part about it is that these things are always research-based and best practice.  The networking with others is also a great benefit of attending.

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K-6 Educator

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

K-6 Educator

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This conference solidifies what I am doing.  There are so many sessions available for me to learn new things.  The best part about it is that these things are always research-based and best practice.  The networking with others is also a great benefit of attending.

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.

The Ultimate in Professional Development

I've been attending this Conference for the past 15 years.  Each of those years has provided me with opportunities to learn from the most knowledgeable educators in the country (and world).  As a Reading Recovery teacher, I find this Conference to be the ultimate in professional development!

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Reading Recovery Teacher

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

Reading Recovery Teacher

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I've been attending this Conference for the past 15 years.  Each of those years has provided me with opportunities to learn from the most knowledgeable educators in the country (and world).  As a Reading Recovery teacher, I find this Conference to be the ultimate in professional development!

My Favorite PD to Attend Every Year

This Conference is my favorite PD to attend every year, there are such great presenters.  I ALWAYS come back a better educator.  I love sharing the ideas I learn with the other teachers in my building.

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Reading Intervention Specialist

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

Reading Intervention Specialist

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This Conference is my favorite PD to attend every year, there are such great presenters.  I ALWAYS come back a better educator.  I love sharing the ideas I learn with the other teachers in my building.

National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference History
This national reading conference has provided outstanding K-6 literacy professional development for over 30 years. From its inception, this conference has been 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 conference have a common goal, literacy success for all students.