INDIANA Early Literacy Conference for PreK–3rd Grade Teachers
Jan 30-31 2017 -- Indianapolis, IN
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.
  • Struggling Readers
  • ELLs
  • Motivation/Engagement
  • Centers & Stations
  • Guided Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral Language
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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.

Robyn Collins

Robyn Collins

Robyn has been in education for 23 years serving as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, certified teacher mentor, and curriculum development specialist. After winning several awards as a classroom teacher, Robyn was asked to create staff development sessions to share her hands-on, brain-based approach to teaching. She has presented to teachers at the local, state, and national level on a variety of topics. She currently serves as the Professional Development Specialist for the Superkids Reading Program.

Melissa Dillard

Melissa Dillard

Melissa (aka "Mel D") is a teacher blogger and an experienced K-2 teacher in the Chicagoland area with more than 12 years of experience. She is a passionate educator and blogger who loves children and helping teachers all over the world. She previously worked for the "Chicago Tribune" as an advertising executive before pursuing her dream of teaching elementary-aged children. Melissa received her M.A. in education and is the author of the blog "Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations."

Lynne Ecenbarger

Lynne Ecenbarger

In her role as a teacher, administrator, instructional coach, and education consultant, Lynne has dedicated her career to improving literacy and proficiency in math. She has consulted with more than 700 schools throughout her state and across the nation. Lynne is the author of five teacher resources, including her popular Method Mania series.

Kathy Griffin National Board Certified Teacher

Kathy Griffin

A National Board Certified Early Childhood specialist, Kathy has more than 15 years of experience teaching PreK through 2nd grade. She has twice been nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year and is highly skilled at differentiating instruction in the early childhood classroom. She is the author of the CD Growing Dendrites with Kathy Griffin.

Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth has been teaching kindergarten for seven years, and is always looking for exciting ways to make learning engaging and meaningful for her students. She has a Master's in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Elizabeth is also author of the blog, "Kickin' it in Kindergarten," where she loves connecting with other teachers. Her sessions are filled with innovative strategies and activities for your students that will surely inspire your day-to-day classroom instruction.

Katie Keier

Katie Keier

Katie has been a classroom teacher and literacy specialist for 21 years and currently teaches kindergarten. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy. She took part in Literacy Collaborative and is trained in Leveled Literacy Intervention. She also participated in the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program. Katie is the co-author of "Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K–4."

Brittany Lynch

Brittany Lynch

After teaching kindergarten for eight years, Brittany is now a full time blogger at "Tickled Pink in Primary." She loves creating hands-on resources that ensure students can have fun while learning. She continues to spend her free time volunteering in her old classroom and enjoys helping teachers find new ways to engage students.

Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer has taught first grade and kindergarten for 14 years and conducted literacy training for teachers for five years. She is the co- author of A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades and Conferring with Young Writers: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do.

Jodi Southard

Jodi Southard

Jodi is a first grade teacher with 13 years of classroom experience. She was her school corporation's Teacher of the Year for the 2013 school year, as well as an Indiana Teacher of the Year semi-finalist. Jodi loves creating ways to make learning fun and meaningful and shares these ideas on her popular teaching blog, "Fun in First."

Jennifer White National Board Certified Teacher

Jennifer White

Jennifer is a fun and energetic teacher with 20 years of teaching experience, primarily in grades K 1. Currently, Jennifer teaches kindergarten and is the author of the popular blog, First and Kinder Blue Skies. She loves to integrate crafts and science into lessons thematically in order to excite the young learners in her classroom.

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