Inquiring Minds…:Using Inquiry Strategies to Promote Student Reading, Writing and Discussion (Pre-Conference Workshop)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Let The Read Trash (Keynote Address)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Learn How to Supercharge Your Reading Workshop with Balanced Literacy and Brain Based Strategies

Dr. Benita Elaine Bell, adjunct professor, Concordia University, River Forest, IL

What’s Literacy Got to Do With It?  Literacy in the Math and Science Classroom

Barb Mazzolini and Blair Covino, reading specialists/literacy coaches, Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, IL

Writing Workshop Branches Out 

Patricia Ann Braun, 6th grade reading/writing/LA CORE teacher, Roosevelt MS, River Forest, IL, adjunct professor NLU, DePaul

Pre-Reading Strategies for Today’s Classroom: Why the Old Way Just Doesn’t Work

Camille Lutz, special education/reading teacher, Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, IL

Strategic Implementation and Assessment of Text-Marking Strategies in a High School Classroom

Michael D. Tompkins, English teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL

One Size Does Not Fit All: Differentiation Strategies for ELL Learners

Paula Neri Hennessey, ELL teacher, Stratford Middle School, Bloomingdale, IL, adjunct professor, Benedictine University

An Instructional Coaching Model to Increase Implementation District and/or School Initiatives with Fidelity

Laura Fisher, director of teaching/learning, SPEED, Special Education Joint Agreement, school district #802, Chicago Hts., IL

Navigating Informational Texts Before, During, and After Readings: Strategies That Make a Difference!

Susan A. Garr, professional development specialist, Northeastern IL University, Chicago Teachers Center, Chicago, IL

Literary Non-Fiction, The Common Core, and Teaching of Academic Terms

Dr. Karen Boran, assistant principal, John Hancock High School, Chicago, IL and Sharon Hartrich, literacy/leadership coach, America’s Choice, Chicago, IL

Using Contemporary Young Adult Literature to Support Higher Level Thinking

Dr. Janice Strop, associate professor, literacy and language, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI and Dr. Jennifer Carlson, assistant professor, teacher education, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Fresh Takes on the Literary Elements

Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Will You Marry Me? The Union of Content and Literacy

Cindi Koudelka, special education teacher/reading specialist, Fieldcrest HS, Minonk, IL

Building Background Knowledge and Vocabulary to Increase Comprehension in the Content Areas

Diane McCandless, Gower school district #62, reading specialist, Burr Ridge, IL

Making History More Than Memorizing Dates: Teaching Meaningful Reading in Social Studies

Keith Lichtenberg, social studies teacher, Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, IL

Argumentative Writing in the Common Core and Content Areas

Becky Binks, Chicago, IL

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