Ohio Early Literacy Conference for PreK-3rd Grade Teachers
Dec 01-02 2016 -- Columbus, OH
Building Successful Readers and Writers from the Start!
Two days of non-stop learning and inspiration brought to you by a team of literacy experts.
  • Writers' Workshop
  • Guided Reading
  • Close Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonices & Phonemic Awareness
  • Opinion & Informational Writing
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Kristin Ackerman

Kristin Ackerman

Kristin is a third grade teacher and literacy coach, having taught for more than 10 years, including kindergarten and first grade. She has been an instrumental part of literacy training for teachers and has attended summer institutes and nonfiction training through Columbia University's Reading and Writing Project with Lucy Calkins. She is a recurring author of literacy articles for "thedailycafe.com" and is the co-author of "Conferring with Young Writers: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do."

Terri Berning

Terri Berning

Terri has been an educator for 25 years. As a third grade teacher in Marion, Ohio, she consistently goes the extra mile to engage her students in positive, innovative learning experiences that evolve around best practices. Terri holds a Masters in Education, has been a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, and has taught SIRI courses to other Ohio teachers.

Danny Brassell, Ph.D.

Danny Brassell, Ph.D.

Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Danny has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from various fields and disciplines, but has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is the best-selling author of 15 books, including "Leadership Begins with Motivation" and "Readers for Life: The Ultimate Reading Fitness Guide."

Lori Elliott, Ed.D.

Lori is an energetic and passionate National Board Certified teacher (former) and trainer. She has taught students of various grade levels and has served as a district Literacy Coordinator and Technology Integration Specialist. She is the author of the "Teach Like a Techie" series of books and "Project-Based Learning for Real Kids and Real Teachers."

Maria Eshman

Maria Eshman

Maria has been teaching young learners for more than 16 years. She has taught both first and second grade, and most recently has specialized to teach first grade writers. Teaching young writers to believe in themselves as authors is the passion that drives her instruction.

Emily Hutchison

Emily Hutchison

Emily is a Title I teacher and has taught K-2 students for more than 12 years. She works with teams of teachers to find engaging and interactive lessons that meet the individual needs of students. Emily also blogs at Curious Firsties and Adventures in Literacy Land.

Amanda Nickerson

Amanda Nickerson

Amanda is an enthusiastic and innovative teacher with ten years of classroom experience in the intermediate grades. She has worked as both a literacy consultant and an adjunct professor outside of the classroom. She is passionate about creating lessons that are challenging, cross-curricular, and fun, and she loves sharing them with other teachers on her blog, "One Extra Degree."

Reagan Tunstall

Reagan Tunstall

Reagan is a 17-year primary grade teacher who is passionate about providing students with both engaging and effective standards-based lessons. This 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year also shares effective teaching techniques in a hands-on format with her home campus and with her district as a Teacher Leader. Reagan is the author of the award-winning blog, “Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits.”

Janiel Wagstaff

Janiel Wagstaff

Janiel is a national literacy consultant and K-6 English Language Arts Coordinator/Literacy Coach for her school district. She has been an educator for 30 years and has written 15 books on literacy instruction, including the "Stella Writes" series. She is also the author of "We Can Do This! Student Mentor Texts That Teach and Inspire."

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