Welcome to the 2019 Literacy Association of Tennessee Annual Conference in Murfreesboro, TN!
Sunday, December 8

1:00pm CST

2:30pm CST

3:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

5:00pm CST

8:00pm CST

Monday, December 9

8:00am CST

10:00am CST

How to Create Magic through Teaching Intensive Literacy: An Examination of How the Keys to Teaching Text/s Are Always Embedded Within the Original Text Mirabella GDr. Ingrid N. Mitchell Improve Early Literacy Development with Hands-On Activities and Smart Using of Materials Broadlands BXiao Bing Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Literacy Mirabella HBobbi Bear Plan, Prep, and Pump Up your family engagement! Broadlands AKim Harkreader Shift the Lift: The Magic of Empowering Student Ownership Mirabella DKim Bell • Yvonne Smith Support for Older Struggling Readers: Advanced Decoding & Word Reading Strategies Mirabella JDr. LaShanda Simmons Fason, Highly Specialized Advisor for Early Literacy, Shelby County Schools, TN. simmonsld@scsk12.o • Traci Steward, Memphis Early Literacy Advisor. Serving as an educator for 12+ years, providing reading instruction to mi Word Attack/Word Solving Strategies Mirabella IHeba Sammour • Amelia M. Bell "Too Many Letter Sounds…Too Many Phonics Rules…Too Many Sight Words..." How to Use Brain Science as a Roadmap to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading! Oakleigh CKatie Garner A Standards-Based Approach to Delivering and Planning Literacy Instruction Oakleigh ADonyall D. Dickey Charting with the Chicks: Connecting Across the Contents Mirabella BErin Siegrist • Melissa McElveen Engaging in Literacy: Connecting with Books Oakleigh BKathy N. Headley Exploring the Power of Read Alouds: Using Picture Books as Co-Teachers to Layer Literacy & Life Lessons Cambridge AJoEllen McCarthy LAT Diversity Committee Book Showcase & Grant Cambridge BLAT Diversity Committee When the Text Isn’t Considerate: Equipping all Readers to Access Complex Texts Mirabella CJohn Mark Slagle Benchmark Product Showcase Private Dining Room

11:00am CST

12:00pm CST

1:15pm CST

1:45pm CST

3:10pm CST

Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Arts Integration Mirabella GJennifer Wright Explicit and Systematic Phonics in Literacy Instruction: What It is and Isn’t and Why It’s Good for All Readers Mirabella BDr. Melinda Hirschmann Listening is Literacy: Why you need to be using podcasts in your classroom Mirabella DAshley Million Bible My Literacy Backpack: Best Practices to Ensure Student Learning in Today’s ELA Classroom Mirabella HAmber Timms Phenomenal Phonics: Plan, Practice, Promote! Mirabella JGwendolyn Ingram Room Transformation Magic: Creating New Worlds for Reading Mirabella CDebbie Higdon SESSION CANCELLED: Finding the Sweet Spot: Balancing Time, Rigor, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice with Specific Standards through Excerpts of Children’s Literature Broadlands AJill Henderson The "Write" Way to Literacy Cambridge ABeth Gotcher • Angie Barham The Heart of the Matter: Facilitating the Magic of Literacy among English Language Learners Mirabella IRuth Facun-Granadozo The Non-negotiables of Word Study Broadlands BNora Vines • Dr. Nora Vines The Secret Recipe to Motivate Readers all Year Long Cambridge BKim Harkreader Seducing Kids to Read! Effective Summer Reading Programs Oakleigh ARichard L. Allington • Anne McGill-Franzen • Natalia Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the East Tennessee State Unive Sometimes your Dreams Will Die: Changing the Creative Course of Your Life Oakleigh CJeff Zentner Stories Teach! Oakleigh BCarmen Agra Deedy

4:10pm CST

Tuesday, December 10

8:00am CST

9:30am CST

10:30am CST

11:30am CST

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