Joy of Literacy and Literature Conference

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October 4, 2019
William & Mary School of Education | 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

 
Keynotes: 

Kim Yaris is a writer and thinker at Burkins and Yaris—Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction. A former teacher, Kim is passionate about helping educators navigate, understand, and teach instructional standards without sacrificing their inner teacher. 

Kim is co-author of Reading Wellness: Lessons in Independence and Proficiency, which focuses on instilling confidence, curiosity, and joy in students to ignite a passion for reading, and the follow-up Who's Doing the Work? which explores how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. In her keynote, Kim will discuss ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning.

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Kim Yaris

Adria Klein, Ph.D., is a professor emerita of reading education at CSU San Bernardino where she was the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, she is a professor and program director for early intervention at Saint Mary’s College of California. Dr. Klein is an author or co-author of many professional books, book chapters, and articles, including Interactive Writing and Interactive EditingGuided Reading, and Shared Reading, and a number of children’s books. She works with literacy instruction in large urban school districts around the United States as well as on 5 continents.

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Adria Klein

There will be additional presentations and breakout sessions from educational and literacy experts available throughout the day. We hope you can join us for this fun and insightful conference!

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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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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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