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ND Literacy Conference 2022

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Bismarck Event Center

315 S 5th St

Bismarck, ND 58504

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The North Dakota Literacy Conference will offer a variety of workshops for professionals working with children from birth through grade 12.

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The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Office of Academic Support invites you to join the Literacy Conference 2022. The conference will take place July 11-13, 2022, at the Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck, ND, with opportunities to join for one, two, or three days.

Brief overview:

Monday, July 11 One-day Pre-conference Workshops: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:00 am. Participants may register to attend one of four workshops.

Early Childhood Learning Presenters: Kelli Odden, Sara Medalen, and Heather Chatham

Uplifting messages and supports for providers of early childhood care and education.

Family Engagement Action Teams for Goal-linked Plans Presenters: Erin Lacina and Rachel Tabler

School teams of 3-5 will design one-year action plans to reach strategic goals through family & community engagement.

Advancing Adolescent Literature Presenter: Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Mackin Learning

Learn about literacy leadership teams and a relentless commitment to providing choice reading across a student’s day.

Curriculum Review Presenters: REA representatives Kerri Whipple, Erica Kindem, and Erica Carney

Explore tools and approaches for evaluating curricular resources to ensure alignment with evidence-based instruction. Bring a team of 3-5.

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12 & 13 Reading Instruction Intensive PD: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Registration opens at 7:30 am.

These engaging, in-person professional learning opportunities address all areas in HB1388 Reading Curriculum and Professional Development. Choose a training to match your role:

Teacher of Other Contents Presenter: Janee’ Butler from The Center for Literacy & Learning

This one-day intensive workshop is designed specifically for teachers of content other than reading. Examples and resources will be presented in areas such as music, art, and physical education. July 12 only.

Teacher of Reading Presenter: AIM Institute Professional Development Providers

This two-day intensive workshop for those who teach reading will present systematic explicit approaches to teaching all the major components of reading. July 12 & 13.

Principal Presenter: AIM Institute Professional Development Providers

This two-day intensive workshop for building leaders addresses a literacy leadership plan to support systematic, explicit reading instruction grounded in evidence-based practices. July 12 & 13.

Registration: The registration fee for the conference is $30 per day. All sessions include continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverage selections. You are not fully registered until we receive payment and you have received confirmation via email from Eventbrite.

Lodging: There is a block of rooms reserved under "Literacy Conference 2022" at the EverSpring Inn & Suites, 200 East Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, (701) 222-2900. Participants are responsible for arranging accommodations by calling the hotel directly.

Credit: One continuing education credit will be available through the University of Mary. Participants will attend a minimum of 14 hours of sessions (two days) and submit a summary reflection paper.

Cancellation Policy/Late Registrants: Submitting the online registration signifies you are registered for the conference and will be attending. We understand circumstances may prevent you from attending after payment has been received. Therefore, regardless of whether payment has been made, please notify our office if plans change and you will not be attending.

Substitutes: Substitutes will be accepted for paid registrants. You can also request a refund for the registration fee. All cancellations and refund requests must be made by contacting Jane Gratz at (701) 328-2292 by 4:00 PM CST on July 5, 2022. By not meeting this deadline, the registration fee becomes non-refundable as the department has been charged for all confirmed meals and refreshments.

Session Descriptions

Monday, July 11 Preconference (participants select one session from M1-M4 below)

M1 Advancing Adolescent Literacy

Presenter: Jennifer McCarty Plucker

This session will focus on creating a culture of literacy in the school. When a community comes together to celebrate reading, learning, and discovery, the benefits are far-reaching. This session will focus on the essential ingredients to developing a community-wide culture of literacy, including:

• Building a literacy leadership team

• Relentlessly providing access to choice reading across the student’s day, and

• Implementing literacy engagement strategies in each discipline

Participants will walk away with tools to begin or refine their journey to cultivating a love of literacy and learning. Practical case study examples will be shared, and there will be time for brainstorming and planning.

Additionally, a Mackin Learning representative will be on-site to support classroom library selection.

M2 Family Engagement Action Teams for Goal Linked Plans

Presenter: Erin Lacina

School teams attend this session to design a One-Year Action Plan linking family engagement activities to student outcomes. Participants will learn about six types of family engagement, identify four goals (two academic, one social, and one cultural) that align with their school’s strategic plans, identify measurements, and outline action steps. Teams will walk away with a plan to implement for the upcoming school year. Schools should send teams with members representing the following groups: teachers, parents/families, building or district leaders, and additional members such as community representatives. Each person must register individually. Limited Space.

M3 Curriculum Review

Presenter: Kerri Whipple, Erica Kindem, and Erica Carney

NDCC 15.1-21.12.1 requires that all K-3 teachers and principals review their curricular material to ensure it meets specifications that align with scientific evidence. This session will instruct participants in the scientific background targeted in the bill and introduce them to tools and resources for evaluating and amending their curricular resources, if necessary.

Schools should send three to four team members. Each person must register individually. Space is limited to 36 participants per session.

Register for either the morning or afternoon session.

  • M3A – Morning Session 8:30-11:30 am
  • M3B – Afternoon Session 12:30-3:30 pm

M4 Early Childhood Learning

Presenters: Sara Medalen, Heather Chatham, and Kelli Odden

This session, organized around a literacy theme, will be filled with uplifting messages and instructional supports for providers of early childhood care and education. Child and adult well-being will be addressed as a necessary vehicle to prepare learners for a fruitful educational experience. Come and laugh, learn, and maybe shed a tear. Explore a host of resources in a vendor lane explicitly curated for early learning. You deserve this day! Growing Futures Credit will be Available. Participant Limit 150.

Tuesday, July 12 - Keynote Speaker: Kari Yates (included with July 12 registration)

Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

Based on Kari’s groundbreaking book with Jan Burkins, she tells the story of their journey into the body of reading research often referred to as the science of reading, acknowledging that rethinking our practices is academic and practical work and is emotional work as well. In this humorous, engaging, and science-filled keynote, Kari shares strategies that can bridge the “science of reading” and classroom practice on behalf of students. We certainly have work to do. But bravely embracing science and balance will ensure that more children learn to read

July 12 Conference (one day – participants select one option from T1-T3 below)

T1 Science of Reading for Teachers of Other Contents

Trained facilitators will provide engaging, in-person, professional learning that includes various learning modalities. Participants will experience an introductory overview of evidence-based literacy instruction, structured literacy, and the five big components of literacy instruction. Practical application across content will be introduced. Participant Limit 150

July 12 & 13 – Science of Reading Training (two days)

T2 For Teachers of Reading

Presenter:

Trained facilitators will provide engaging, in-person, professional learning that includes various learning modalities. Upon completion of the training, participants will have a solid foundation for evidence-based literacy instruction. Instructional content will consist of: The simple view of reading, the brain, reading profiles; dyslexia; structured literacy; phonological processing and phonemic awareness; phonics; alphabetic principle and orthography; spelling; morphology and etymology; vocabulary (semantics); background knowledge; and comprehension. Participant Limit 150

T3 For Principals and Building Leaders

Presenter:

Trained facilitators will provide engaging, in-person, professional learning that includes various learning modalities. Upon completion of the training, participants will have a solid foundation for leadership of evidence-based literacy instruction. Content will include: The importance of teacher knowledge; oral language and the foundation for written language; reading proficiency and effective reading instruction; diagnostic, prescriptive, literacy instruction; building a literacy leadership plan; phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency; comprehension; background knowledge and vocabulary; assessment and data; fidelity walk-through tool – comprehension. Participant Limit 150

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