JCLL Conference

Joy of Children's Literacy and Literature Conference

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Harvey Daniels

Join us for our popular one-day conference as we focus on student voice and inquiry through featured authors and speakers Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Georgia Heard. Harvey Daniels, author of The Curious Classroom, kicks off the conference with an engaging keynote on what it takes to build a learning environment focused on the amazing and interesting questions students ask.

Georgia Heard

Author of Writing Toward Home, Awakening the Heart, Heart Maps, and others, Georgia Heard will close out the conference with a keynote that will inspire the writer in all of us as we help students and ourselves explore our innate sense of wonder through writing. In between these keynotes, concurrent sessions spanning the K-12 continuum will address the integration of the joy of literacy and literature across the curriculum through interactive, hands-on, and engaging learning experiences. 


Program Information
The Annual Joy of Literacy and Literature focuses on effective instructional strategies for teaching non-fiction literature. It is designed for K-12 educators with concurrent sessions led by elementary and middle school teacher leaders. The conference features authors, K-12 educators, and university faculty sharing strategies to enhance literacy instruction and a love of literature.  
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Flip the Page!

Check out the Joy of Children's Literature book written by conference founder, Dr. C. Denise Johnson, Director of Leadership Literacy at The College of William & Mary. 


Driving Directions

The Conference is held on the campus of The College of William and Mary in the School of Education's Professional Development Center. The address is 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA. A parking pass is required and will be emailed to participants.

SOE

 From Richmond and points west:

  • Take Interstate 64 East to exit 234 (Route 199 East) towards Lightfoot.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the stop light onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

 From Norfolk and points east:

  • Take Interstate 64 West to exit 242A (Route 199 West) towards Williamsburg and Jamestown.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, bear to the right onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

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