Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning
February 26 – 28, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning. The event is SOLD OUT.
The 2019 Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning will be held February 4 – 6, 2019 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Please be sure to register early. Hope to see you there.
What is Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning?
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning is heralded as the nation’s premier literacy Institute. The Institute gained its reputation because of its clear focus on providing evidence-based reading research and strategies for those who teach at all ages and grade levels.
From the nation’s leading researchers, you will learn the current findings on reading instruction, reading difficulties and reading intervention.
From seasoned practitioners, learn classroom strategies that put this knowledge to work.
What are the Strands?
- Assessment and feedback
- At-risk students
- Dyslexia & other learning differences
- Early childhood
- English language learners
- Executive function
- Foundational reading skills
- High-yield strategies
- Higher-level thinking and metacognition
- Social-emotional skills
- Speaking & listening
- Written expression
Who Should Attend?
- Curriculum directors
- Instructional specialists
- Staff developers
- Early childhood educators
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher leaders
- Special education teachers
- Reading coaches
- School psychologists
Who are the presenters?
This Institute features a “who’s who” of experts from researchers to practitioners, including Paul Tough, Ross Greene, Bonnie St. John, Anita Archer, Tim Shanahan, David Kilpatrick, Howard Fuller, Dan Willingham, Nancy Boyles, Jan Hasbrouck, Lucy Hart Paulson, Hugh Catts, Susan Hall, Jill Jackson, Linda Farrell, Michael Hunter, Ned Hallowell, Peter DeWitt, Steve Dykstra, Kristin Anderson, William Van Cleave, and many more…
To view presenter bios, click here.
What are the Topics?
The Institute will address how we can prevent and remediate reading difficulties, how children learn to read, and why some children have difficulties learning to read. All sessions are designed to deliver not only the latest research on reading but also effective strategies that can be implemented in classrooms tomorrow.
To view session descriptions, click here.
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Prior Plain Talk Programs
2017 Plain Talk(PDF, 6MB)
2016 Plain Talk(PDF, 5.2MB)
2015 Plain Talk(PDF, 5MB)