I’m so excited for International Reading Association’s 59th Annual Conference this weekend in New Orleans!
On Saturday at 4:45pm I’ll be talking Close Reading with Kate Roberts and Mary Ehrenworth (woo-hoo!). Session 1974, Convention Center Room 353.
Earlier that day, Kate Roberts and I will be signing books at the Heinemann Booth. Exhibit Hall, Saturday, 1:30. (Added bonus: Meenoo Rami will be there as well, signing her new book Thrive!)
Looking Forward To
- Pre-conference twitter chat tonight! I’m guest-hosting #IRAchat at 8pm EST, 7pm CST: More info here.
- Being back in New Orleans (and the food!)
- The energy of hundreds of educators all learning, laughing, and sharing together.
- What will surely be another fun conference twitter stream: #IRA14
- And the start of my mile long list of sessions I can make it to if I duplicate myself:
- Jeff Kinney General Session
- Richard Allington FS01, Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap, Sat 11-12
- Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris, 01557: Student Learning Networks: Building Digital Learning Communities that Ignite Powerful Learning, Sat 11-12
- Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, 02214: When the Text is Tough
- Frank Serafini, Sylvia Pantaleo, Suzette Youngs 1445: Reading Picture Books Closely: Developing Strategies for Comprehending Multimodal Texts, Sat 11-1
- Donalyn Miller, Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle 1863: Building Reading Lives that Last, Sat 11-1
- Tim Rasinski et al, FS13: The Art of Enging Your School Year Literacy Strong
- oh my… this is only up until 1PM and I already have too many options…
IRA Program Online
IRA 59th Annual Conference App
Hope to see you there! If you do, come say hi!