Conference Day-by-Day Agenda
FRIDAY - APRIL 30, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM Pre-Conference 1* : Jodi Ramos
Jodi Ramos, her students, and New York Times Learning Network editor Katherine Schulten, author of Student Voice (100 argument essays that matter to them) will guide you through articles, images, sentences, memes, and more from the NYTimes that helped Jodi’s ROOMERS and ZOOMERS hold civil discourse and write essays that matter—all while improving their vocabulary, sentence structure, comprehension, speaking skills, global awareness, and more. Jodi is part of the New York Times Learning Cohort of sixty educators from across the U.S. for 2020-2021. Her article “Sentences that Matter, Mentor, and Motivate” co-written with Blake Bockholdt, a high school teacher from Utah, was published in the New York Times in December, 2020.
1:00PM - 3:00PM Pre-Conference 2* : James Kelley, Alana Morris, Becky Singley
James Kelley, Texas poet and former Dana K. Barber winner highlights the Poetry and Social and Emotional Learning Connection, followed by instructional strategies for every classroom with Alana Morris and Becky Singley.
3:30PM - 5:30PM Pre-Conference 3* : Ann-Marie Trammell
How’s your reading life? Mine was geared towards what I thought I should be reading rather than what I wanted to read. What are the rules? Come learn about developing your own reading life based on your interests in order to leverage your reading life into one for your students.
SATURDAY - MAY 1, 2021
8:00AM - 9:30AM Opening General Session
10:00AM - 11:00AM A Sessions
11:15AM - 12:15PM B Sessions
1:00PM - 3:00PM Trainers' & Trainees' Special Session
1:00PM - 2:00PM Author Event with Alex Temblador (Limit 50)*
3:30PM - 5:00PM Spotlight Sessions
SUNDAY - MAY 2, 2021
8:00AM - 9:00AM Shelly Childers Memorial Trainer's with Doctorates Meeting (Invitation Only)
9:00AM - 10:00AM C Sessions
10:15AM - 11:15AM D Sessions
11:30AM - 12:30PM E Sessions
1:00PM - 2:30PM Board of Directors' Meeting (Invitation Only)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Author Event with Christopher Phillips (Limit 50)*
3:00PM - 4:30PM Closing General Session & Sue German Awards
* Denotes additional fee to attend. See below for details.