Early Literacy Virtual Conference: On-demand Sessions Available through Jan 31st

Join us for a full day of early literacy professional learning featuring keynote speakers Kai-leé Berke and Barbara Steinberg plus 12+ other experts, and
 earn up to 16 CE certificates on-demand through January 31st!

Price: $99

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Spotlight on Early Literacy gives you the power and confidence you need to ensure your emerging readers succeed.

  • Discover actionable strategies for teaching the five pillars of reading, especially in a distance or hybrid learning environment.
  • Understand the milestones in early literacy development so you can better meet the needs of all your students.
  • Learn what it means to be intentionally anti-biased and culturally relevant when teaching literacy in a diverse classroom.
  • Connect with the experts and other educators to share first-hand experiences to drive lasting change in your teaching practice.

Speakers and Sessions

Join keynote speakers Kai-leé Berke, Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment Author and Barbara Steinberg, Founder and Owner of PDX Reading Specialist, and other experts in the field of early literacy. Designed for education professionals, Spotlight on Early Literacy will leave you with actionable takeaways to engage your emerging readers in any learning environment, and set them on a path to achieving their academic potential.

Featuring

Andre Agassi

Fireside Chat with Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi

Founder of the Andre Agassi Education Foundation

Hear Andre Agassi share his journey from World Ranked #1 tennis player to education advocate with Learning Ally CEO Andrew Friedman. Learn how the work he does with his foundation has convinced him that early literacy is critical for lifelong success!

2:00pm-3:00pm ET

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Keynote Speakers

Kai-leé Berke

Keynote: Relationships as the Foundation for all Learning

Kai-leé Berke

Vice Chair of the Board, Teaching Strategies

12:00pm-1:00pm ET

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Barbara Steinberg

Keynote: The Importance of Quality Early Literacy Instruction to Avoid Academic Failure

Barbara Steinberg

PDX Reading Specialist, LLC

9:00am-10:00am ET

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Fostering Literacy & Whole-Child Development

Hilderbrand Pelzer III

Detention Prevention: A Powerful Conversation About Early Literacy

Hilderbrand Pelzer III

Award Winning Educator & Author

10:00am-11:00am ET

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Mika Jain

Social Emotional Learning and Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century

Mika Jain

Education Consultant

3:00pm-4:00pm ET

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Terrie Noland

Give Up "Good Job" and "Awesome" and Offer Explicit Feedback That Enhances Reading Progress

Terrie Noland, CALP

Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D in Literacy & VP of Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally

4:00pm-5:00pm ET

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Improving Everyday Practice

Eileen Catizone

Making the Connections from Early Screeners to Intervention

Eileen Catizone

CEO, Just Right Phonological Awareness

4:00pm-5:00pm ET

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Elise Peck

Grab 'N Go: Literacy Strategies for Everyday Use!

Elise Peck

Teach For America

3:00pm-4:00pm ET

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Kelly Lucero

Taking it Back to the Old School

Kelly Lucero

Education Collaborators

11:00am-12:00pm ET

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Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Family Engagement: Capturing Everyday Moments of Learning

Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Palacios Educational Consulting

10:00am-11:00am ET

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Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss & Christine Wei

Beyond Accuracy: Promoting Automaticity In Word Recognition

Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss
VP Education & Research, Square Panda 


Christine Wei
Senior Curriculum Designer, Square Panda

11:00am-12:00pm ET

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Transforming or Building a Culture of Literacy

Lauren Napolitano

The Play by Play: How to Support Literacy Development Through Play

Lauren Napolitano

Assistant Principal, New York City Department of Education

10:00am-11:00am ET

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Peggy Stern

Diversity, Learning Differences & SEL: How an Academy Award Winning Film Director/Producer is Helping Young Struggling Readers

Peggy Stern

Founder & CEO SuperDville

4:00pm-5:00pm ET

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Dr. Joan Smith

Activating Brain Pathways for Sound>Symbol -Early Reading Success

Dr. Joan Smith

Director, Learning Time/EDU-Therapeutics

3:00pm-4:00pm ET

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Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom

The Intersection of Teacher Preparation, the Science of Reading, and Dyslexia

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom

Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Georgia

11:00am-12:00pm ET

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Research Roundtable

Learning Ally is committed to learning from the most influential researchers and thought-leaders in the education field. The Research Roundtable, featuring top researchers in the country, will be a plenary session where we envision a lively exchange of ideas and conversation.

The Research Roundtable will cover topics such as:

Language and literacy development; Literacy outcomes, future reading success; Innovation; Poverty; Language-minority homes; Scientific research and instructional practice

1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Dr. Sonia Cabell

Assistant Professor, Reading Education, School of Teacher Education and Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University

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Dr. Carolyn Strom

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Literacy and Innovation, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

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Dr. Karyn Allee-Herndon

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Tift College of Education, Mercer University

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Dr. Catherine Snow

Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Dr. John Gabrieli

Professor of Health Sciences, Technology & Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT Brain & Cognitive Sciences & Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Learn and Engage Throughout the Year 

Great benefits for continuous learning:

Bonus Sessions & Resources

Exclusive access to five bonus early literacy sessions that provide CE Certificates. These sessions will feature experts from around the country who will share their early literacy knowledge and expertise with you.

Learning Ally Educator Community

Join the Learning Ally Educator Community to discuss topics, join groups and collaborate with others to help your students become engaged, independent readers. Emerge yourself in this community to grow together as we dive deeper into topics such as early literacy, dyslexia, and professional learning.

 

 

Professional Learning Benefits

 

Approved by ALTA for up to 16 Continuing Professional Education hours.

Approved by Wilson Language Training® for up to 16 Wilson® Professional Learning Credits (WPLC).

"Learning Ally's Spotlight event made me energized about teaching reading and literacy! I was able to customize my experience by picking the sessions I was interested in. I was also able to implement the strategies I learned immediately with my students. Can't wait to share this wealth of information with my colleagues!"

-Second Grade Teacher, California

Join us for a full day of early literacy professional learning featuring keynote speakers Kai-leé Berke and Barbara Steinberg plus 12+ other early literacy experts, and earn up to 16 CE certificates on-demand through Jan 31st!

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