MARCH 1 & 2
OAKLAND MARRIOT CITY CENTER
How do we build a future where every young person is on a path to learn and love to read, and thrive in school and beyond?
We're thrilled and honored to have investigative reporter Emily Hanford as a keynote speaker for our third annual Literacy & Justice for All Symposium. Emily's work has shed light on the literacy crisis and explained it in depth. We look forward to her keynote and know it will ignite our participants and cultivate a day of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Emily Hanford is a senior correspondent and producer for APM Reports, the documentary and investigative reporting group at American Public Media. Her work has appeared on NPR and in The New York Times and other publications. For the past several years, she has been reporting on reading instruction. Her 2018 podcast episode “Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?” won the inaugural public service award from EWA. Her most recent project, the podcast Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong, won a 2023 IRE Award and was nominated for a Peabody.
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Solving the most challenging literacy needs will take all of us.
“It lit a new fire under me as motivation to further advocate for change at my school and was so affirming and validating for all of the things I’ve been feeling and thinking about how we’re doing intervention terribly this year. It left me with concrete info and data to share with leadership to support the argument I’ve been making and wanting to take higher up.”
- 2021 ATTENDEE
EDUCATORS ARE THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY
Many sessions are also led by current and former educators. Educators & literacy changemakers who attend will gain:
A deeper understanding of the instructional practice for educators, providers, and youth development professionals.
Tools to help bridge learning from the classroom, home, and beyond.
New ways for creating impactful learning spaces and experiences.
Strategies for aligning learning and instruction across the learning continuum.
An opportunity for professional development equivalency units.
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