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Friday, September 11

7:00pm EDT

Welcome to the Indiana State Literacy Association 2020 Virtual Conference!
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Rachel Armstrong

1st Grade Teacher, Throop Elementary
I am currently a 1st grade teacher and formerly a Reading Recovery / Literacy / Virtual K-3 teacher at Throop Elementary in Paoli. I am on the Friends of the Library Board, an ILA member, the most recent past Chair of the Board for ISLA, ISLA treasurer, ISLA webmaster, a member of... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2020 7:00pm - 7:10pm EDT
Live Session

7:10pm EDT

What Literacy Learners Need sponsored by Benchmark Education
Learners in classrooms come in all stripes-- we have storytellers, nonfiction readers, poets, and advocates.  We also have budding writers and readers who are struggling to find their voice or their next read.  Our instruction and curriculum must be as diverse as the writers we teach and full of practical, strategic modeling and coaching.  There are simple and powerful priorities for instruction that not only grow learners but also create joyful, productive communities. Patty McGee will spend time simplifying the hardest parts of teaching and prioritizing what all literacy learners need.

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Patty McGee

Author, Instructional Coach, Benchmark Education
Patty McGee is an author and teacher whose passion and vision is to create learning environments where educators and students discover their true potential and power. Patty's favorite moments are when groups of teachers are studying alongside students collaboratively in the classroom... Read More →

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Benchmark Education

John Wolf, Professional Development, Benchmark Education
Thank you to Benchmark Education for bringing our Opening Speaker, Patty McGee, to #ISLA20.To order Benchmark materials in Indiana, contact:Susan WalkerCJ Walker Group, LLCPublishers Representatives317.435.3135cjwalkergroup@gmail.combenchmarkeducation.comPromo code: BB99Add $300 free with a $500 order with code next to selected items.Add $500 free with a $1,000 order with code next to selected items... Read More →

Friday September 11, 2020 7:10pm - 8:00pm EDT
Live Session
Saturday, September 12

7:00pm EDT

Conference Closing followed by Your Story is Your Superpower
During Matthew's session, he will reflect on some of the events that happened in his life, that are detailed in the book Ghost and will reinforce the message of perseverance. He will also discuss his experiences growing up in a non-traditional family and how he has overcome several obstacles in his life. Matthew will also discuss the importance of relationships like his relationships with some of the other characters in Jason Reynolds books. Matthew will also talk about his relationship with Jason (how they met, adventures they had when they were in high school, how they have remained friends, the support system they have developed for one another, etc.).

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Matthew Carter

Owner, Matthew Carter Talks, LLC
Matthew Carter is the inspiration behind Ghost, a New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds. Recently named one of America's 100 most-loved books by the Great American Read, Carter's story has served as welcomed introduction to literature for thousands of students, and given... Read More →

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Dr. Laurie A. Sharp

International Literacy Association Board MemberBoard Member, Tarleton State University
I have 16 years of broad experiences in PreK–12 public schools and higher education as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and higher education administrator. I am passionate about advocating for high-quality literacy teaching and learning among learners of all levels. As an... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2020 7:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
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