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Saturday
ILA Next kicks off with the first of four Main Stage Sessions, featuring ILA President of the Board Stephen G. Peters, Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator Dan Santat, Push Through Organization founder Jasmyn Wright, and Made for Learning: How the Conditions of Learning Guide Teaching Decisions authors Debra Crouch and Brian Cambourne.
Saturday

Saturday
Our virtual Exhibitor Showcase boasts 24/7 access and one hour of dedicated interactivity each week. Another draw? Weekly Learning Labs—14 in all—offer yet another layer of PD, delivered by a mix of new and established educators and children's literature authors.
Saturday
Our virtual Exhibitor Showcase boasts 24/7 access and one hour of dedicated interactivity each week. Another draw? Weekly Learning Labs—14 in all—offer yet another layer of PD, delivered by a mix of new and established educators and children's literature authors.
Tuesday
Time—or lack thereof—may be the most precious commodity in the classroom. From covering all the necessary curriculum and imparting life skills to attending meetings and answering emails, educators are faced with real challenges when there never seems to be enough time to do it all. Although teachers don’t have the power to create more minutes in the school day, they do have the power to be effective and efficient with the time given. In this session, we will examine our use of time in the classroom in order to make more space for literacy. We will then preview innovative activities designed to optimize instructional time, engage students, and provide literacy-rich transitions. The session aims to outline literacy-rich activities to optimize transitional times and minimize lost instructional minutes - in face-to-face and online formats.
Tuesday

Join us in our workshop as we share how to use the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction and nonfiction as a way to empower readers. Participants who have not yet used the Signposts will receive a brief overview; participants skilled with the Signposts will learn new ways to use them. We’ll discuss both fiction and nonfiction and provide examples that are appropriate for face-to-face instruction or distanced instruction. We’ll move into complex texts as well as visit how picture story books provide a good introduction for students. Join us as we share how to help students discover the power of a literate life.


Tuesday

Fluency in reading has been found, through scientific research, to be a critical competency for successful reading. Despite its importance many students fail to achieve sufficiently in fluency and many teachers do not feel completely comfortable in their knowledge and instruction of fluency. In this presentation, Dr. Tim Rasinski will provide theoretical and research background and definition to fluency. He will share effective and engaging strategies for teaching this essential reading component that will move students toward better comprehension and greater proficiency in reading.


Tuesday

Thursday
Join select speakers from the Pathway Workshop series and your fellow attendees each Thursday for a small-group, interactive discussion of what you're learning in the series.
Thursday
Join select speakers from the Pathway Workshop series and your fellow attendees each Thursday for a small-group, interactive discussion of what you're learning in the series.