Main Stage sessions
ILA Next Main Stage Sessions showcase an exciting mix of new and established speakers with a wide range of expertise—all of whom can speak to the complex role of literacy educators through diverse perspectives.

Main Stage Session MS01
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, and Push Through Organization founder Jasmyn Wright. .

Primary Pathway (ages 5–8)
The foundational years of literacy instruction are critical to ensuring student success. Critical topics covered include comprehension, fluency, the value of oral traditions, and the importance of inclusive literature.

Intermediate Pathway (ages 9–11)
Students have unique instructional needs in the intermediate grades. In addition to looking at the reading and writing instructional needs of this age group, you'll also discuss how to leverage content area learning and maximize time in the classroom.

Middle Pathway (ages 12–14)
Literacy education in the middle years means shifting focus to knowledge building while still shoring up foundational literacy skills. Explore topics such as adolescent reading and writing, interventions for struggling learners, word study, and more.

Secondary Pathway (ages 15+)
By the time students reach the secondary level, literacy instruction often defaults to college readiness. Here, the focus will be on preparing learners to be active and engaged citizens of the world. Diversity, identity, disciplinary literacy, and writing will all be addressed.

Office Hours
Office Hours are interactive, small-group gatherings that provide the perfect complement to the in-depth PD you'll enjoy from the Pathway Workshop series. You will hear from select speakers and fellow attendees discussing what they experienced that week, and learn from their questions and shared resources and ideas.

Learning Labs
Registration for ILA Next includes live and on-demand access to 12 engaging, timely, and relevant Learning Lab sessions.
Learning Labs provide additional opportunities to engage in learning about new ideas, research, products, and services to explore for educators' practice right away or inspire ideas for a later time.
A wide range of topics will be explored by publishers and education service providers throughout the series.