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Joy of Literacy and Literature Conference


Turning Words into Pictures

A full day of presentations and workshops by school leaders and experts in K-12 literacy and literature, including keynote addresses from two acclaimed authors:

Carter Higgins
Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator 

Tanny McGregor
Author, Educator, & Sketchnote Artist 

Join us as we cultivate the joy of literature by using art to enrich and deepen students' reading experiences!


Designed for K-12 General Education & Special Education Teachers & Literacy Specialists

February 27, 2024
8:30 to 4:00

W&M School of Education
Professional Development Center
301 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, VA 23185

$200 for SURN divisions
$250 for non-SURN divisions
Includes conference, materials, coffee, & lunch

Registration is Closed

Please contact with any special dietary needs that you may have by February 20, 2024. After this date, we are not able to accommodate requests.

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 William & Mary. 

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