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Saturday, September 12
 

11:30pm EDT

2020 in Living Color
Texts that provide personal and cultural relevance to readers will engage them in ways that builds reading competency skills while stretching them to read outside their own experiences. In this session, attendees explore an extensive list of new and notable titles from underrepresented authors as well as ways to assess the text for use in the classroom or in the library.

Presenters
avatar for Edith Campbell

Edith Campbell

Associate Education Librarian, Indiana State University; Cunningham Memorial Library
Edith Campbell is an Associate Education Librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University. Edith is a founding member of the We Are Kidlit Collective and of See What We See. She currently serves is on the Advisory Board for the Research on Diversity in Youth... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Advancing Evidence Into Practice: An Introduction to the Science of Reading
The “Science of Reading” has been getting a lot of buzz lately, but what does that term actually mean? This session examines the research base, including the neuroscience, that has emerged over the past several decades and how that translates into instructional practice. The evidence around "what works" in reading instruction is compelling and The Reading League exists to bridge that evidence to practice so that ALL children can learn to read.  

Presenters
avatar for Laura Stewart

Laura Stewart

National Director, The Reading League, The Reading League
Laura Stewart is an educator and organizational leader.  She has served as a teacher, administrator, adjunct professor, and director of numerous professional development initiatives around the country.  She was the VP of Professional Development for the Rowland Reading Foundation... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Confronting Bias with Children's Literature
You have diverse books in your library. It's time to get them off of the shelf and use them intentionally to drive courageous conversations and broaden our students' world views. Not only do diverse books open up new worlds for our students, but they are crucial in understanding one another's stories. Presenters will define "bias" and participants will explore it's relevance in the elementary classroom. Examples of how children's literature is used to create opportunities to open up conversations will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Alyssa Janutolo

Alyssa Janutolo

ENL collaborative Teacher, Thorpe Creek Elementary School
avatar for Diane Behrman

Diane Behrman

1st Grade Teacher, Thorpe Creek Elementary
I am a 1st grade teacher at Thorpe Creek Elementary in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. I taught kindergarten for 3 years and recently made the switch to 1st grade.  I am in awe of the learning that happens in these younger years and am constantly amazed by what this age group can... Read More →
avatar for Casey Irene Ochieng

Casey Irene Ochieng

Classroom Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Welcome! My name is Casey Ochieng. I am entering my 9th year teaching in the elementary classroom. I have experience teaching Kindergarten, first and second grades. I am passionate about incorporating inquiry in the classroom, promoting equity in curriculum and co-teaching to ensure... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Renick

Jackie Renick

4th Grade Teacher, Thorpe Creek Elementary
avatar for Meghan Barry

Meghan Barry

3rd Grade Teacher, Thorpe Creek Elementary


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Cultivating Consciousness: Diverse Literature & Our Students
Most teachers believe reading is power, but do the books students read in our classroom have the power to raise students’ critical consciousness and better prepare them to participate in a culturally rich and diverse society? Participants will explore the findings from a teacher-research study on the impact of diverse and inclusive literature in one suburban classroom and see real classroom examples of the power of stories as windows into the lived experience of others. Beyond just sharing titles and resources, we will also explore learning experiences and engagements that go deeper than just including diverse titles in our text sets. Participants will collaborate, share ideas, and create an individual plan of action to cultivate consciousness through anti-bias, culturally responsive curriculum experiences. (This is part presentation, part interactive workshop.)

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Barrientos (she/her)

Stephanie Barrientos (she/her)

Instructional Coach, Zionsville West Middle School
Stephanie Barrientos has been an Indiana educator since graduating from Butler University in 2003. She has spent the majority of her career teaching 5th and 6th grade, but has worked in a variety of grade levels and school settings. She has spent the last three years as a Humanities... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Diversifying Your Fantasy Shelf
Attendees will learn about the importance of diversity in children's books, as well as the history of diversity. We will examine middle grade fantasy in particular, and the lack of diversity found in the genre. We will then spotlight many titles that you can add to your classroom library to ensure that all students are represented in fantasy!

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Knuttel

Rachel Knuttel

5th Grade Teacher, Prairie Trace Elementary, CCS
Rachel has been unable to get her nose out of a book since she learned to read. Her favorite things to do include reading books, listening to audiobooks, reviewing books, and recommending books to people. She is a 5th grade teacher in Carmel, IN where one of her goals every year is... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Full Steam Ahead with Super iPad Apps and Children's Books for the Literacy Classroom
Full Steam Ahead with Super iPad Apps and Children's Books for the Literacy Classroom
 Discover and Explore recent engaging iPad apps and award-winning children’s books for challenging real world projects in the literacy classroom. Create new innovative projects for your students. There are many iPad apps and children's books that help students learn to express themselves, consider various viewpoints and develop opinions. Free and inexpensive iPad apps will be demonstrated and many award-winning children's books paired with the apps will be shown. Coding and other computer science apps and books will be presented. Useful tips for integrating iPad apps into the literacy classroom will be given. Participants will have new resources for planning projects for their students.
Detailed handouts available for download on Sched.
 Presenters
 Janet Jordan
Curriculum/Technology Lab Director, PFW
Janet Jordan has taught about integrating technology into the PreK-12 curriculum for many years to undergraduates, teachers, children, and parents. She currently makes iPad presentations at many local, state and national education conferences. Janet was a longtime officer on the Fort Wayne ILA Board.
 


Presenters
avatar for Janet Jordan

Janet Jordan

Retired educator, PFW
Janet Jordan has taught about integrating technology into the PreK-12 curriculum for many years to undergraduates, teachers, children, and parents. She currently makes iPad presentations at many local, state and national education and technology conferences. Janet was an officer on... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Growing Active Readers
Many teachers are under the impression that skills help to build strong readers, when in fact, research shows that strategies have the biggest impact on readers. Let's take a deeper dive into the difference between reading skills and strategies, understand which strategies impact our readers the most, and identify lessons we can use right away to help grow our readers. We will also discuss a step by step formula that teachers can use when planning both reading skill and strategy lessons in their classroom. If you teach reading, come and join me for a jam packed session to help grow your readers!

Presenters
avatar for Ciera Harris

Ciera Harris

Curriculum Designer, Ciera Harris Teaching
Ciera Harris has been involved in the elementary classroom setting for the last 12 years including teaching grades 2nd - 4th and being an instructional coach for grades K-4. For the past few years, Ciera has been working on perfecting reading instruction to guide students to become... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

How Reading Aloud Will Change Your Students' Lives
This presentation will help you understand what the research says about reading aloud. You will learn why reading aloud is vital in the classroom. You will learn how to have a more culturally relevant classroom library. You will  finish with exploring a variety of great read aloud books.

Presenters
avatar for Heidi Grimshaw

Heidi Grimshaw

PhD Student, St. John's University, Marian University
Heidi Grimshaw is the Education Advisor for the nonprofit Their Story is Our Story. She is a former first grade and Reading Recovery teacher. She has an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in education from Westminster College. She... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

International Graphic Novels and Wordless Books: Diverse and Multimodal Literacy for Learners and Leaders
In our pre-recorded session we share and discuss international wordless books, graphic novels, and even wordless graphic novels. Ways these books promote literacy for readers of all ages are suggested, along with specific strategies. International books naturally promote learning about cultures and diversity from non-U.S.-centric points of view, as they originated in countries other than the United States-- written in English or translated to English prior to U.S. publication or distribution. We will demystify stereotypes related to graphic novels and wordless books and reference support from scholars such as Carol Tilley, Frank Serafini, and others. Valuing multimodal reading and visual information is included. A handout with additional information, resources, numerous links, bibliographies, and our contact information accompanies this session on in ISLA conference site along with this recorded presentation. We carefully selected example books that appeal to readers in grades K-12, and we believe you will enjoy them also.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Brenda Dales

Dr. Brenda Dales

Professor Emerita, Miami University
Brenda Dales taught children's literature courses and workshops at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has served on the Outstanding International Books committee of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), the USBBY Biennial of Illustration Bratislava committee... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Willis Larison, PhD

Isaac Willis Larison, PhD

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Program, Marshall University
Isaac Willis Larison is an Associate Professor in the Literacy Education Program at Marshall University in South Charleston, WV. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Norway (2011-12), an International Youth Library Fellow in Munich in 2017, and serves as a board member and the West Virginia... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Literacy Leaders as Learners: Technology Integration in Literacy Instruction and Assessment
It is important to incorporate technology in literacy instruction (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, & Cammack, 2004), yet planning for how to integrate it can be overwhelming for classroom teachers (Thoma, Hutchison, Johnson, Johnson, & Stromer, 2017). The purpose of this interactive session is to showcase ways to incorporate a variety of technology tools in literacy instruction that educators can take back to their classrooms and use immediately. Session leaders will introduce and model specific websites and apps, and describe ways to incorporate it in classroom literacy instruction. As a BYOD (bring your own device) session, participants will have hands-on experiences with the featured technology tools. Participants will rotate through engagement, teacher toolbox, and assessment stations led by teacher candidates who have used the resources as both students and teachers. Time will be allotted at the end of the session for participant questions, and session leaders will make connections to 21st Century skills and the Indiana Department of Education computer science standards.

Leu, D., Kinzer, C., Coiro, J., & Cammack, D. (2004). Toward the theory of new literacies
emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. In
R.B. Ruddell & N. J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (5th ed.,
pp. 1570-1613). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Thoma, J., Hutchison, A., Johnson, D., Johnson, K., Stromer, E. (2017). Planning for
technology integration in a professional learning community. The Reading Teacher,
71(2), 167-175.

Presenters
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Tommy Renfro

Lecturer, Indiana University East
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Denise Frazier

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Indiana University East
Dr. Frazier is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at IU East. Her research interests include teacher perceptions of technology integration and issues related to teacher education.


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Matchmaking: Literacy & Making
What if we used making to preview, deepen our understanding of, or demonstrate our understanding of literature? What if it could take things to another interdisciplinary level? Items from a school Makerspace such as programmable robots, Virtual Reality field trips, K’Nex, and more often get relegated to STEAM. But they use and can develop literacy skills. We will look at examples, brainstorm ideas, and even do some making!

Presenters
avatar for JoyAnn Boudreau

JoyAnn Boudreau

Teacher Librarian, HSE Intermediate Junior High
JoyAnn Boudreau is a middle school teacher librarian. She was the Outstanding New School Librarian in 2019 from the Indiana Library Federation. She is passionate about equity, libraries, technology integration, literacy, and making.


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Moving Slow to Move Forward with Word Study
Often, we have so many initiatives in education that it is hard to slow down and do things well. There are many competing priorities yet for a systemic approach to happen, we have to slow down and focus on what it is we are implementing. We must lead with thoughtfulness, time to practice, and deep care for those we serve. Join us to learn about a journey with administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers in word study (including phonemic awareness and phonics) to build common understandings, explore practices, and provide a scope and sequence that allows for responsiveness in teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Townsend

Jen Townsend

Director of Learning, Noblesville Schools
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Deanna Cline

Assistant Principal, Noblesville Schools
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Gina Weaver

Instructional Coach, Noblesville Schools
avatar for Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Instructional Coach, Noblesville Schools
Lauren Smith is currently an elementary instructional coach with Noblesville Schools. Including her seven years in instructional coaching, Lauren has over sixteen years of teaching experience. She is passionate about supporting student and adult learners in ongoing learning and growth... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Picture Books Are Perfect for Middle School Writing Workshop
Learners will use Picture book mentor texts to help plan writing lessons in order to meet state standards.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Sniadecki

Jennifer Sniadecki

School Librarian/Teacher Leader, South Bend Community Schools
Jennifer is a middle school librarian and teacher who is passionate about sharing her literacy learning with you.


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Quality and Quantity of Literacy Instruction for ELLs in Indiana Elementary School
This research adopts a multiple-case study to explore the quality and quantity of the English language arts (ELA) instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) across six 1st grade teachers (3 treatment teachers receiving ELL licensure coursework and instructional coaching and 3 control teachers receiving no coursework or coaching) from three Indiana school districts. Three video recordings were made of each teacher’s English language arts block at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. We developed and used rubrics grounded in the scientific literature of best practices for ELLs to evaluate the quality of literacy instruction. Rubrics were completed and reconciled by two research team members immediately following each observation. To measure quantity, we used the video analysis software V-note to code different types of literacy instructional strategies, techniques, and grouping configurations that are aligned with our rubrics. For example, use of small groups or instructional scaffolds to create greater comprehension among ELLs. Rubric scores and coded videos instances were reviewed and analyzed to answer the following research questions: What are the differences between the treatment and control groups of teachers in terms of (1) quality of instruction; (2) the amount of time allocated to various literacy components (e.g., phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing) and to effective strategies; and (3) the amount of time spent in various grouping configurations (e.g., whole group, small group, pairs, individual work)? Through this inquiry, we draw conclusions about the quality and quantity of ELA instruction in light of what the academic literature indicates is high quality instruction for ELLs. This study holds important implications for literacy educators as they identify and employ what strategies are best suited for ELLs.

Ask questions to the presenters here.


Presenters
avatar for Wayne E. Wright

Wayne E. Wright

Associate Dean, Purdue University
Dr. Wayne E. Wright is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development and a Professor and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research related to language and educational policies, programs, and instruction... Read More →
avatar for Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in English Language Learning (ELL) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Asian American studies program. Trish is a licensed K-12 teacher, coach and administrator from Arizona and... Read More →
avatar for Haiyan Li

Haiyan Li

Doctoral Candidate, Purdue University
Haiyan Li is a doctoral student in Literacy and Language Development in the college of Education at Purdue University. She is also an on-leave associate professor in the college of Foreign Languages at North China Electric Power University, China. She has taught a variety of English... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Sheltered Instruction for Young ELLs: A Study of Indiana Language Arts Classrooms
With the rapid growth of ELL population in Indiana, elementary school teachers in Indiana have increasing chances of instructing ELLs in their classroom. To ensure the academic achievement of ELLs, teachers can use sheltered instruction to make their content instruction more comprehensible for ELLs. This session shares the findings of federally funded projects designed to improve sheltered language arts instruction in Indiana through ELL teacher tlicensure coursework and coaching. Participants include 25 K-2 teachers in 5 schools districts across Indiana. Classroom observations were conducted during each teacher’s language arts lessons three times: in the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. Using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), we scored the recorded lessons and analyzed the scores. Comparisons were made between the treatment teachers who received ELL teacher licensure coursework and/or coaching and the comparison teachers who did not. The findings will show: (1) the impact of ELL licensure coursework and coaching on the quality of sheltered language arts instruction; (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the participants’ instruction. The session will conclude with pedagogical implications and recommendations for more effective sheltered language arts instruction for young ELLs

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Presenters
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Wan Hee Kim

PhD Candidate, Purdue University
avatar for Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Trish Morita-Mullaney Assistant Professor - Purdue ESL Licensure and Dual Language Certificate Program

Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Trish Morita-Mullaney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in English Language Learning (ELL) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Asian American studies program. Trish is a licensed K-12 teacher, coach and administrator from Arizona and... Read More →
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Woongsik Choi

PhD student, Purdue University
Woongsik Choi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literacy and Language Education at Purdue University. Prior to Purdue, he was a high school English language teacher in South Korea. His research interests include ESL/EFL/translingual pedagogy, bilingual education, K-12 classroom research... Read More →
avatar for Wayne E. Wright

Wayne E. Wright

Associate Dean, Purdue University
Dr. Wayne E. Wright is the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development and a Professor and the Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research related to language and educational policies, programs, and instruction... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

StoryMaking: Making & Creating Young Writers
See how inquiry, play & storytelling transformed writer’s workshop into our students’ playground and made it the best part of our day. Learn about the StoryMaking Process and how it utilizes important aspects of storytelling to encourage young writers, turning them into authors and illustrators.

Presenters
avatar for Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Instructional Coach, Noblesville Schools
Lauren Smith is currently an elementary instructional coach with Noblesville Schools. Including her seven years in instructional coaching, Lauren has over sixteen years of teaching experience. She is passionate about supporting student and adult learners in ongoing learning and growth... Read More →
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Wes Dicken

Teacher, Noblesville Schools
A kindergarten and Inquiry Lead Teacher for Noblesville Schools, Wes Dicken has been teaching for six years, and has been in kindergarten for all six. He loves taking risks and trying new things, especially if they will instill a genuine love of learning in his students. He also takes... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Teaching Plot Structure Like an Author
We've all seen it--the plot structure picture. One big bump, with the climax dead in the middle. Dead wrong is more like it. Come discover how professional authors and publishers use plot structure, and how it differs from those traditional worksheets. A better understanding of plot structure helps your students read more intentionally, makes their writing more interesting, and helps connect the two disciplines. Learn different techniques that different learners can use to outline their writing or analyze a story. And then, walk away with the magical power of the midpoint, a secret weapon to immediately improving your students writing.

Presenters
avatar for B.A. Williamson

B.A. Williamson

Author/Teacher, Author
B.A.Williamson combines his careers as a middle school English teacher, theatre director, and published author to engage his students on every front, and make sure they leave as better readers, writers, and people. Author of THE MARVELOUS ADVENTURES OF GWENDOLYN GRAY, a middle-grade... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

Tech Tools in Kindergarten
Tech Tools in Kindergarten will touch on how to use the following apps with our littlest learners. Adobe Spark, Shadow Puppet, EPIC, Flipgrid, PicCollage, and Canvas. I will show you examples, new ways to use these tools, and how to go back to your classroom and start using these.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Norton

Katie Norton

Teacher, Southeastern Elementary
Katie is a kindergarten teacher in Hamilton Southeastern Schools who is passionate about letting her students lead their learning, creating playful experiences, and meeting each child where they are. Katie loves to incorporate meaningful technology into her classroom and create experiences... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
On Demand Recorded Session

11:30pm EDT

What High Performing High Poverty Schools In Indiana Do Differently
During the 2019-2020 school year, a research study to analyze commonalities and differences between high and low performing high poverty public elementary schools in Indiana revealed some critical differences between high and low performing schools in correlates that are common among effective schools.

The session begins with a brief discussion of the statistically significant correlates and indicators identified in the Indiana research study. Participants will try to predict the significant correlates in the survey. The session concludes with an explanation of vital research-based practices that educators can quickly implement for more effective instructional outcomes.

Participants will identify actions they plan to apply in their classrooms and share with their teaching colleagues to improve academic outcomes for all students in their building. Additionally, participants will discover how children's literature, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed teaching practices can help close some of the achievement gaps in high poverty schools.

The work of the Association of Effective Schools, Richard DuFour, Michael Fullan, John Hattie, Larry Lezotte, and Robert Marzano connects to the research study completed in Indiana and the practices that are the focus of this session.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Lisa Marie Hale

Dr. Lisa Marie Hale

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Evansville
Dr. Lisa Marie Hale is an assistant professor at the University of Evansville in the School of Education and Health Sciences. Before joining the faculty at UE, Dr. Hale worked in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation for over twenty-five years. During her tenure with EVSC... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2020 11:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
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