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.
  • Common Core ELA
  • At-Risk & Struggling Readers
  • Comprehension & Fluency
  • Literacy Centers
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • iPads® in the Classroom
  • Critical Thinking
  • Vocabulary
  • Games that Teach
  • Phonics
  • Writers' Workshop
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Jan Burkins

Jan Burkins

Jan is a consultant, writer, and educator who has worked in education for more than two decades, serving both as an elementary school teacher and literacy coach. She is the author of two books dealing with literacy coaching. She co-authored a third book, Preventing Misguided Reading, that was an International Reading Association's book club selection and quickly reached best-seller status.

Christina DeCarbo

Christina DeCarbo

Cristina is an energetic first grade teacher with a strong background in literacy. She has experience providing motivating professional development workshops to teachers across her state and collaborates with educators through her popular blog, Miss DeCarbo’s Sugar and Spice.

Jim Grant

Jim has emerged as the nation's Spokesperson for School Success with a dedicated mission to stop school failure. An internationally renowned educator and popular speaker, he offers practical instructional strategies to help all students learn. Jim is the author of many popular professional books, including the best-selling, Differentiated Instruction: Different Strategies for Different Learners, Differentiating Textbooks, and Grit-to-Go!

Kathy Griffin National Board Certified Teacher

Kathy Griffin

Kathy is a National Board Certified Early Childhood specialist with more than 15 years of experience teaching Pre-K through 2nd grade. She is passionate about supporting educators as they plan developmentally-appropriate activities, and is an expert in strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners, while also keeping them engaged through music, technology, and hands-on learning. Kathy is the author of the CD Growing Dendrites with Kathy Griffin along with many other multimedia files, games, and songs.

Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer is a first grade teacher and literacy coach. She has taught both first grade and kindergarten for 14 years and conducted literacy training for teachers for five years. Her literacy articles have been published in the Journal of Literacy Learning and online. She is the co-author of A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades.

Janiel Wagstaff

Janiel Wagstaff

Janiel is a national literacy consultant and full-time K-6 English Language Arts Coordinator/Literacy Coach for her school district. She's been an educator for 26 years and loves her everyday work with teachers and students. Along the way, she's written eight books on literacy instruction, and has also written a best-selling series of picture books for children that introduce opinion, informative, narrative and poetry writing from the perspective of a precocious second grader. The books are Stella Writes an Opinion, Stella and Class: Information Experts, Stella Tells Her Story, and Stella: Poet Extraordinaire.

Mark Weakland

Mark Weakland

An award - winning author and songwriter of books and music for children, Mark is a reading specialist, literacy consultant, author, and musician. He is the author of the blog, Mark Weakland Literacy, as well as resource books for teachers, including Super Core: Turbocharging Your Basal Reading Program.

Kim Yaris

Kim Yaris

As an educator for 19 years, Kim has worked as both a classroom teacher and a literacy coach. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of Literacy Builders; in this role, she provides literacy staff development to school districts across the United States. She works daily alongside teachers in grades K-8 demonstrating lessons, coaching more effective teaching, mapping curriculum, and providing thoughtful training seminars on topics related to reading, writing, and the Common Core State Standards. Kim regularly presents her work at local, regional, and national conferences, blogs daily about the Common Core, and is currently working on a book on teaching reading, due to be published in summer 2014.

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