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EVENT PROGRAM

PLAN YOUR PATH

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PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

VIRTUAL TALK: Practical, Evidence-Based Strategies to support Second Language Learners Using the Science of Reading
October 12, 2022

Open to the public at no cost.

PRIVATE FILM SCREENING
October 13, 2022

An exclusive invite for symposium attendees to a private screening of the groundbreaking documentary, The Right to Read.

VIRTUAL TALK: In Conversation with Lakisha Young
October 14, 2022

Open to the public at no cost.

 
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SYMPOSIUM DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

PARKING

Parking fee is $8 with event validation.

Carpooling and ridesharing is encouraged.

COVID SAFETY

We are striving to make our event as safe as possible. We encourage all attendees to wear masks except when eating or drinking and to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Outdoor seating during the lunch break will be available.

 

Depending on recommendations by local governments and health care practitioners, we may add additional health and safety requirements.

8:00 AM

CHECK-IN AND REFRESHMENTS

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

OPENING PLENARY

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Keynote Address with Kareem Weaver
Assets Over Liabilities: Learning from Black Wall Street Stock Market Summer Camp

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION BLOCK 1

"Books have never been enough":
Reading for Racial Justice
Savitha Moorthy, Andrew Grant-Thomas, & Roberta Gonzalez
Balanced and Equitable Social-Emotional Learning in and out of the Classroom
Kamye Hugley and Latanya Brown
  "Yes, All the Children will Read!"
From Theory to Application
Nancia Sterling (Nan) and Jana Milan
 Blossoming with Phonological
and Phonemic Awareness
Angela Cammarata (formerly Angela Dubuc)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION BLOCK 2

Developing and Coaching Teachers to lead successful family-educator learning accelerators!
Thiago Lima and Sara Farmer
Implementation Science:
What Leaders Should Know
Stephanie Stephens and Cynthia Hadicke, Ed.D.
Partnering for Impact: How School Libraries Connect with Kids and Communities
Lisa Hobbs and Samantha Solomon
 Literacy Nonprofit and Funder Roundtable *Invitation only. Previous RSVP required
Cassie Penham

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION BLOCK 3

The Intersection of Literacy Instruction and SEL
Erin Cox Carr and Lindsey Fuller
Case Study: How a Sobrante Park Leader is Building Authentic Partnership to Increase Reading proficiency
Elaina Amos-Lewis and Dr. Sabrina "Bri" Moore
Aligned and Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction Beyond the Classroom
Sara Rizik-Baer
Code Cracking: Reimagining
Schools' Literacy Ecosystems
Jessica Reid Sliwerski and Michael Burks

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

CLOSING PLENARY

Closing Plenary Session with Kim Lockhart: The Science of Reading: An Equitable Approach to Reading Instruction for Second Language Learners
Change Making: Where does YOUR Impact Lie?
Closing Remarks featuring Poet in Residence Azariah Cole-Shephard
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Gathering together outside to continue conversations and end on a sweet and refreshing note!