7:30 – 8:15

Registration and Breakfast

Muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola

8:30 – 9:30

Morning Keynote

8:15 – 9:30


Pam Allyn

9:40 – 10:30

Breakout Sessions

9:40 – 10:30

Bentley the Reading Dog
Kim Irvine & Bentley
Grades K-12

Group Storytelling
Jason F. Wright
Grades K-6

Creative Graphics, Designed Text, Supplemental Information: Notable Changes in Award Winning Nonfiction Children’s Literature
Marla K. Robertson, Ph.D.
Grades K-9

Ramping Up Literacy 365: Closing Every Gap
Pam Allyn
Admin, Grades K-12

Mastering Multisyllable Words in Five Minutes a Day: An Introduction Multisyllable Routine Cards (MSRC)
Mica Byrum, M.Ed.
Grades 3-12

10:40 – 11:30

Leveraging Fan Fiction to Master Writing
Marion Jensen
Grades 6-12

Phonics for Everyone!
Toni Lasater & Natalie Walker
Grades 1-8

Miss Utah Dexonna Talbot
Grades K-6

Questions and Answers: Teaching Students to Locate and Use Text Evidence
Cindy Jones, Nanette Watson, Georgia Bunnell, Janet Breitenstein, Nicole Parker
Grades K-2

Building a Community of Writers
Barbara Andrews
Grades K-8

11:40 – 12:40

Author Luncheon

Lunch (traditional and vegetarian lasagna, vegetables, spinach salad with craisins, walnuts, croutons & breadsticks)
Dessert (tiramisu torte or chocolate eclairs)

11:40 – 1:00

Hugo Haselhuhn

1:40 – 2:30

Breakout Sessions

1:10 – 2:00

Writing Prompts
Jason F. Wright
Grade 6-12

Small Group Instruction: Strategies for Diverse Learners
Barbara Andrews
Grades K-8

Preparing all Students to Master Phonological Awareness (Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention (PASI) and Phonological Awareness Lessons)
Mica Byrum
Grades K-2

Selecting the Best: My Experience on the 2019 John Newbery Award Committee
Dr. Terrell Young
Grades 4-9

Teach Anything with Theatre
Jessica Winward
Grades K-12

2:40 – 3:40

Afternoon Keynote

2:10 – 3:00

Dr. Brad Wilcox

3:00 – 3:10

Prize Giveaways