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ILA 2019 Conference

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
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The International Literacy Association (ILA) Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, October 10–13. Come see us at Booth 219. We’ll show you how we help educators create a culture of literacy excellence with our world-class instruction, data, thought leadership, and professional support. Together, we can inspire students to become avid readers and writers who embrace their potential as they embark on their greatest adventure yet—lifelong learning!

Your literacy adventure starts at Booth 219

Join us to explore how our products, services, and thought leaders can support and inspire you at every step of your learning journey. Discover how we help you meet the needs of ALL learners and prepare students for third grade reading and writing standards. You’ll find strategies and programs to help you seamlessly incorporate social-emotional learning in instruction and professional learning solutions that are personalized and flexible.

MEET OUR THOUGHT LEADERS
Carol Jago

Join in-booth sessions with author and literacy expert Carol Jago to get the latest strategies on teaching social-emotional learning using literature. Look forward to her convention hall presentations on reading identities, equity, and access, and students’ right to read with intention. 

Go to Carol Jago’s full bio.

Anne Cunningham

Visit the booth for Dr. Anne Cunningham’s presentations on bridging the opportunity gap for English language learners. Join her convention hall presentations to hear about the latest research on early writing development and fostering social-emotional learning through literature. 

Go to Anne Cunningham’s full bio.

Anthony Colannino

Join ICLE Senior Fellow Anthony Colannino’s in-booth sessions to get tips for embracing boldness in your learning and in your instructional practices. Join Anthony in the convention hall to hear his presentation on utilizing technology to foster growth mindset and inspire curiosity.

Go to Anthony Colannino’s full bio.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Start your adventure with Carmen Sandiego

Show off your love of adventure with free Carmen Sandiego™ swag! Attend an in-booth session to grab your complimentary tote, a copy of Who in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, and a month-long subscription to Netflix®.

Celebrate 20 years of innovation!

Our intervention program, READ 180®, has helped 10 million students accelerate their learning and reach their literacy potential. Join us for a champagne toast to honor their learning moments so far and the many more to come!

Introducing: Literacy Solutions

Help us launch Literacy Solutions, our new professional learning experience. Learn more about our targeted, high-impact practices and proven strategies for boosting literacy excellence.

IN-BOOTH SESSION SCHEDULE

Get excited for our in-booth sessions with expert thought leaders like Carol Jago, Dr. Anne Cunningham, Anthony Colannino, and more. Explore the full schedule below to plan out your adventure before the conference. 

Win a set of nonfiction readers!  When you attend any of our in-booth sessions, you’ll be entered to win a set of our brand new inFact readers.

Thursday, October 10

(Exhibit hall hours 4:00 to 6:00 pm)

4:00 pm
inFact: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
4:30 pm
The Literacy Adventure Starts with HMH!
5:00 pm
Hero Academy & inFact: Fiction vs. Nonfiction—Bringing Both to the Classroom 
5:30 pm
Virtual Reality Class Visit - Blended Learning with READ 180 Universal

Friday, October 11

(Exhibit hall hours 9:30 am to 5:00 pm)

10:00 am
Professional Learning Session
10:30 am
System 44: Foundational Reading Intervention for Grades 3–12: A Virtual Tour! 
11:00 am
Waggle: Skills-Aligned Personalized Practice
11:30 am
Writable: Reinforcing the Reading and Writing Connection 
12:00 pm
READ 180: 20 Years of Changing Lives, Celebration and Toast! 
12:30 pm
Anthony Colannino - Embolden: Being Bold in Your Beliefs
1:00 pm
Carol Jago - Teaching Social-Emotional Skills with Literature
1:30 pm
Anne Cunningham - The Opportunity Gap: Supporting English Language Learners  
2:00 pm
Amira: Oral Reading Fluency and Dyslexia Screening
2:30 pm
Hero Academy & inFact: Fiction vs. Nonfiction—Bringing Both to the Classroom 
3:00 pm
Waggle: Skills-Aligned Personalized Practice
3:30 pm
READ 180: Reading Intervention – 20 Years, 10 Million Students
4:00 pm
Introducing Literacy Solutions! Come Celebrate with Us!
4:30 pm
iRead: Adaptive Software, Teachers Tools and Monsters! Reading Success by Grade 3

Saturday, October 12

(Exhibit hall hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm)

8:00 am
Waggle: Skills-Aligned Personalized Practice
8:30 am
Professional Learning Session
9:00 am
Amira: Oral Reading Fluency and Dyslexia Screening 
9:30 am
inFact: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 
10:00 am
How to Write a Poem Preview with Glenis Redmond 
10:30 pm
Hero Academy & inFact: Fiction vs. Nonfiction—Bringing Both to the Classroom 
11:00 am
Amira: Oral Reading Fluency and Dyslexia Screening
11:30 am
READ 180: Reading Intervention – 20 Years, 10 Million Students
12:00 pm
How to Write a Poem Preview with Glenis Redmond
12:30 pm
Anthony Colannino - Embolden: Being Bold in Your Beliefs
1:00 pm
Carol Jago - Teaching Social Emotional Skills with Literature
1:30 pm
Writable: Reinforcing the Reading and Writing Connection 
2:00 pm
System 44: Foundational Reading Intervention for Grades 3–12 – A Virtual Tour!
CONVENTION HALL SESSION SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 10

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Carol Jago

"Spark a Culture of Literacy: Build Positive Adolescent Reading Identities Through Relevance, Equity, and Access"

Literacy leaders strive to build literacy communities based on excitement and joy, yet teachers and literacy leaders face disinterested, distracted, and dormant adolescent readers in an instructional environment often directed by testing and regimented curriculum. Engage with rising and established literacy leaders to learn tips and protocols for building positive reading identities among adolescent students, teaching relevant strategies, and creating middle and high school classrooms driven by equity, opportunity, and cultural access. Leave inspired, recharged, and ready to be a game changer.

Friday, October 11

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Anthony Colannino

"Beyond Technology: Creating a Culture of Growth"

What does it mean to be curious? Where is the balance between technology as opportunity, and technology as beyond our reach? The device cannot be the motivator. In this session, attendees will learn ways to nurture mindset for success with today’s learners.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Carol Jago

"Reading with Purpose: When Students Exercise Their Right to Read with Intention, Comprehension Deepens"

Few things are as likely to help students expand their horizons as purposeful reading. In this session participants will learn how to help students distinguish among the various purposes for reading and how to adjust their reading depending upon their reason for navigating the text. Participants will learn strategies for fostering reading independence and methods for providing scaffolding to hesitant and emerging readers. The session will also showcase new books sure to pique students' interest. We are firm believers in children's right to read for pleasure!

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Anne Cunningham

"A Longitudinal Study of Prekindergarten’s Writing Development"

Emergent writing is a complex achievement comprising a broad range of conceptual knowledge and procedural abilities, such as writing letters and beginning to spell words in alphabet languages. In this study of 64 prekindergarten-age children, the researchers tracked early writing development when mark-making becomes increasingly intentional and conventional—when scribbles turn into letters, words, and messages. Multilevel growth-curve model demonstrated that the development of early writing skills was substantial, highly variable, and often rapid. Implications for instruction are addressed.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Noelle Morris

"READ 180 Universal—Accelerating Growth for 20 Years"

Year after year, in countless classrooms, teachers dedicate themselves to improving every one of their students’ stories. Educators have succeeded—using a reading program with proven results and customized metrics for success. READ 180, now in its 20th year, has performed consistently with 10 million students. Join this panel discussion as four teachers share their stories and the connections that have been made from 1998 to today. Ask questions, find trends, and notice that across the country, time after time, teachers have encountered the same successful results.

Saturday, October 12

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Noelle Morris

"Independent Reading Is More Than Choice"

Classroom libraries not only need to be abundant and inviting, but their variety must equally represent our students and activate their curiosity. Join HMH instructional experts to talk books and explore libraries using a lens for content, culturally responsive representation, and social-emotional connections. Participate in an interactive read aloud, walk away with a recommended framework for Independent Reading, and experience a high-yield strategy to implement and share to increase engagement. And of course, compliments of HMH, you will receive a book to add to your classroom library!

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Kimberly Mosby

"Accurate Oral Reading Fluency Assessment and Dyslexia Screening, Powered by AI"

Reclaim instructional time with Amira, the reliable classroom assistant driven by artificial intelligence. Amira listens to students read and employs Rapid Automated Naming to accurately assesses oral reading fluency (ORF) and dyslexia risk. Amira's assessment and screener can be administered to multiple students at once and automates all reporting—including running records. Join us and learn how to make ORF assessment and dyslexia screening reliable, efficient, and accurate.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dr. Anne Cunningham

"Fostering K–3 Students’ Social-Emotional Development Through Literacy Engagement"

Each child is born into a unique family that has its own culture and history, strengths, and ways of coping with stress and adversity. Experiencing, expressing, and regulating emotions; exploring the environment; and forming close and secure relationships between peers, and students and teachers can be cultivated through a rich literacy culture. Incorporating children's social-emotional development in our literacy practices within HMH Into Reading™ results in more engaged and motivated readers (Cunningham, 2019). Key social-emotional foundations and practices for early learning through literacy will be shared.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Tammy Ledenko

"Supporting All Students through Personalized Practice Opportunities"

What are your plans to support all students with their ELA practice needs? We know that students benefit from targeted practice opportunities that reinforce foundational literacy skills and support writing growth. With Waggle® and Writable®, students can engage in skills-based practice that complements any core curriculum. Discover how these programs engage students in productive practice and provide teachers with actionable data to inform differentiation.