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2018 Illinois Reading Council Conference

Preliminary Program

October 4–6, 2018 Peoria, Illinois


CO N F E R E N C E Preliminary Program Empowering Lives Through Literacy

October 4 - 6, 2018 Peoria, Illinois

KWAME ALEXANDER

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 24 books, including The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Kwame writes for children of all ages. Some of his other works include The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot and Score in This Game of Life; the picture books, Animal Ark, Out of Wonder and Surf’s Up; and novels Solo, Booked and He Said, She Said. Kwame believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people through his Writing Workshop. Kwame travels the world planting seeds of literary love: Singapore, Brazil, Italy, France, Shanghai. He recently led a delegation of 20 writers and activists to Ghana, where they delivered books, built a library, and provided literacy professional development to 300 teachers, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an International literacy program he co-founded. In 2015, Kwame served as Bank Street College of Education’s Inaugural Dorothy M. Carter writerin-residence. The Kwame Alexander Papers, a collection of his writings, correspondence, and other professional and personal documents is held at the George Washington University Gelman Library.

SONIA NIETO

Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Culture and Teaching, in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has devoted her professional life to questions of diversity, equity, and social justice in education. With research focusing on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, she has written or edited 11 books and dozens of book chapters and journal articles, as well as a memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education. Her classic text, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education is now in its 7th edition (the 5th through 7th editions were coauthored by her friend and colleague Patty Bode). The first edition (1992) was selected for the Museum of Education Readers’ Guide as one of the 100 books that helped define the field of education in the 20th century. Sonia has received numerous awards for her scholarly work, activism, and advocacy, including 8 honorary doctorates. Elected as a Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2011, she was also elected a member of the National Academy of Education in 2015. She is currently working on a book about teaching with her daughter, Alicia López, also a teacher.


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CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD

New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford has written more than 50 books, including Freedom in Congo Square, winner of Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honors and the Charlotte Zolotow Award; Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, winner of an NAACP Image Award; Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, winner of a Caldecott Honor, Sibert Honor and Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction; Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of an NAACP Image Award, Caldecott Honor Medal and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. Becoming Billie Holiday won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor; Birmingham, 1963 won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Jefferson Cup; The Sound that Jazz Makes won the Carter G. Woodson Award from National Council for the Social Studies; and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People and Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins both won North Carolina Juvenile Literature Awards. Winner of the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Ragan-Rubin Award from the North Carolina English Teachers Association, Carole teaches at Fayetteville State University.

BRANDON MULL

Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times,  USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms, Candy Shop Wars, and Dragonwatch series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. You can visit him at www. brandonmull.com.

ENRIQUE FELDMAN

Enrique Feldman is a speaker, artist and educator whose influence is worldwide. He is known for his innovation in using literacy with both the human body and music to create multiple perspectives for the learner. These research-based, play-based, and joyfilled approaches lead to learners who have an increased desire to learn, to read, and to explore their own curiosity. Enrique is the Founder and Director of Education for the Global Learning Foundation, creator of the Intellectual Brainwave Games, author of Living Like a Child and co-author of Sam the Ant. Additionally, he has composed and produced music for children, which earned him two Grammy nominations. Enrique is the former professor of music and education at the University of Arizona, and former Assistant Band Director at the University of Wisconsin. Since, 2001, he has been a content creator and performing artist who presents keynotes, workshops and coaching strategies for organizations of all types, with a special focus on learning. For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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JANE KURTZ

Jane Kurtz has published more than 30 books for young readers, including fiction and nonfiction, picture books, easy readers, and middle grade novels. Jane spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia and many of her books connect with Ethiopia. When she returned to the U.S. for college, Illinois became her first home state and the place where she fell in love with both teaching and writing. In addition, she volunteers for a literacy project in Ethiopia and is on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Children’s and YA Literature. Her most recent books are a middle grade novel, Planet Jupiter and a picture book What Do Zoos Do With All That Poo?

THANHHA LAI

Thanhha Lai is the author of Inside Out & Back Again and Listen, Slowly. Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award. Inspired by the author’s childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-ofage novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child’s-eye view of family and immigration. Lai’s second novel, Listen, Slowly was released in 2015 and was a New York Times bestseller. Lai’s honorarium will be donated to her nonprofit-group, Viet Kids Inc. More information about Viet Kids can be found at www.thanhhalai.com.

GENE LUEN YANG

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Additionally, Yang created the Dark Horse Comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics Superman. Currently, Gene is writing the graphic novel series Secret Coders, illustrated by Mike Holmes. This middle-grade series takes Yang’s background in education and as a teacher of computer science and combines that knowledge with comics storytelling, using the narrative to teach kids about computer programming. He is a strong proponent of using comics in education, and of representing diversity through the comics medium, which he does in all of his comics work. Yang and Holmes were selected by the editors of Foreign Policy as two of the Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015. For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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STEVEN L. LAYNE

Steven L. Layne serves as chair of Graduate Programs in Literacy Education at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. He is a respected international literacy consultant, motivational keynote speaker, and featured author throughout the world, and his work as an educator, researcher, and writer has garnered critical acclaim from a large number of organizations including USA Today newspaper, ASCD, ILA, CBC, NCTE, and the Milken Family Foundation. Steven is the author of nearly 30 books including awardwinning picture books and young adult novels, poetry, and three professional books for educators. Play with Puppy, released in March of 2018, is the fourth title in a picture books series collaboratively created by Steven and illustrator Ard Hoyt that began with their bestselling story Love the Baby. Steven lives with his wife Debbie and their four children in St. Charles, Illinois.

DANNY BRASSELL

Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell (www. DannyBrassell.com) has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is a best-selling author of 15 books, including Read, Lead & Succeed and The Reading Makeover, based on his popular TEDx talk. A gregarious, sought-after author, speaker and business consultant, Danny is a recognized authority on leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills and the creator of www. ReaderGPS.com, which shows parents how to help their struggling or reluctant readers turn into more passionate and proficient readers. His mission is to bring joy back into education and the workplace. Thousands, from school districts to businesses to association conferences, have enjoyed his energetic, interactive and informative presentations. He has spoken to over 2,000 different audiences worldwide.

SARAH MLYNOWSKI

Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, I See London, I See France, and many other books for tweens and teens, including the Upside-Down Magic series, which she cowrites with Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins. Sarah was born in Montreal, but now lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at sarahm.com or find her everywhere @sarahmlynowski.

For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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DAN SANTAT Dan Santat is an author and illustrator known for his children’s book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the 2015 Caldecott Medal for distinguished illustration. He also wrote The Guild of Geniuses and created the  Disney Channel animated series The Replacements. Santat has illustrated for other authors, including R.A. Spratt, Rhea Perlman, Dan Gutman, Barbara Jean Hicks, and Anne Isaacs. In addition, Santat is a commercial illustrator with the Wall Street Journal,  Esquire,  Village Voice,  GQ Russia,  Macworld,  Macy’s, and many others. Santat lives in Southern California with his wife Leah, his sons Alek and Kyle, a rabbit, a bird, and a cat.

LINDSEY MOSES

Lindsey Moses is an associate professor of literacy education at Arizona State University and an author and consultant. A former elementary teacher, Lindsey works with classroom teachers across the country supporting the implementation of effective literacy instruction. She conducts ongoing classroom-based research on elementary literacy instruction in diverse classroom settings. Lindsey brings her classroom and research experience together to provide practical, research-based instructional ideas for teachers in her books and presentations. Her latest books include What Are the REST of My Kids Doing? Fostering Independence in the K-2 Reading Workshop and Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop.

TIMOTHY RASINSKI

Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award winning reading clinic. He has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the best selling books on reading fluency The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action, published by Scholastic, now in its second edition. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. Tim is the first author of the fluency chapter for the Handbook of Reading Research, Volume IV. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010, Tim was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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KATE ROBERTS

Kate Roberts is a national literacy consultant, author, and popular keynote speaker. She taught reading and writing in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a literacy coach before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in 2005, where she worked as a Lead Staff Developer for 11 years. Kate is the co-author (with Christopher Lehman) of the popular Falling in Love with Close Reading and of DIY Literacy (with Maggie Beattie Roberts), along with two Heinemann Unit of Study books on Literary Essay. Her work with students across the country has led to her belief that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down, and made engaging. To this end, Kate has worked nationally and internationally to help teachers, schools, and districts develop and implement strong teaching practices and curriculum. Her blog, indent, is a touchstone for teachers and she uses social media, particularly Twitter (@teachkate), to help build community and solve problems among her educator peers.

PETER FISHER

Peter Fisher is a professor emeritus at National Louis University where he taught graduate classes in literacy education. He has published numerous articles and chapters on vocabulary instruction and working with struggling readers. He is coauthor of the books Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8, and The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers.

ROXANNE OWENS

In addition to her interest in Dr. Seuss, Roxanne Owens researches technology in education, and enjoys mentoring new teachers. Roxanne is a past recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, the Excellence in Public Service Award, and the Spirit of DePaul Award. She is a member of the Illinois Reading Council Hall of Fame and is the current editor of the Illinois Reading Council Journal. She lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter, and dog. She is working on a middle grade novel, which she hopes to finish before she leaves her middle age years.

For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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WILKINS

Becky Anderson Wilkins is the co-owner of Anderson’s Bookshops and Anderson’s Bookfair Company in Naperville, Downers Grove, and La Grange, Illinois. She has been a children’s literature consultant and book buyer for over 25 years. Her family business was awarded the Pannell Award in 2015 for the Best Children’s Bookseller in the nation, the Publisher’s Weekly Bookstore of the year in 2011, the Illinois Family Business of the Year in 2002 by Loyola University and the Panell Award and the Haslam Award in 2002. She is the past-president of the national American Booksellers Association and past president of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) and the Great Lakes Booksellers Association.  Her love of reading and placing the right book in the right child’s hand is apparent in her co-founding of Naperville Reads, a community-wide reading program and Andrea’s Angels, a program that has distributed over 900,000 new and used books to disadvantaged children.

MARIA WALTHER

Maria Walther has taught first grade since 1986. Along with teaching young learners, she shares her knowledge with teachers across the country and in Canada. The ideas she shares reflect her ongoing commitment to teaching, researching, writing, and collaborating with her colleagues. In 2008, Maria earned the ICARE for Reading Award for fostering the love of reading in children and in 2016 she was presented with the IRC Hall of Fame award. She has co-authored five professional books and the Next Step Guided Reading Assessment with Scholastic. Her latest book The Revved-Up Read Aloud is published by Corwin. Maria is a huge fan of IRC and has presented at this conference for over two decades!

KAREN BIGGS-TUCKER

Karen Biggs-Tucker is the author of Transforming Literacy in the Era of Higher Standards. Karen has been an elementary school teacher for twenty years and earned her Doctorate at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Biggs-Tucker shares her ideas about literacy by teaching in both the Masters and Doctoral programs at Judson University. Karen was honored with the Illinois Reading Educator of the Year (2013) and the Lights of Literacy Award (2010) for inspiring others in the field of education.  For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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LESTER L. LAMINACK

Lester L. Laminack is professor emeritus at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where he received two awards for excellence in teaching (the Botner Superior Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award). Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States. His academic publications include several books including Learning with Zachary, Spelling in Use, Volunteers Working with Young Readers, and his contributions to The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts, Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature, Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum, Cracking Open the Author’s Craft, and Unwrapping the Read Aloud. In addition, he has several articles published in journals such as The Reading Teacher, Early Years, Science and Children, Language Arts, Teaching Pre-K/​8, Primary Voices, and Young Children. Lester is also the author of six children’s books: The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins, Trevor’s Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth, Saturdays and Tea Cakes, Jake’s 100th Day of School, Snow Day! and most recently, Three Hens and a Peacock.

SHANE TEMPLETON

Shane Templeton, co-author of Words Their Way, is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels. His research has focused primarily on developmental word knowledge in elementary, middle, and high school students, and has been published in both research and practitioner journals including Reading Research Quarterly, Reading Teacher, Elementary School Journal, Language Arts, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, and Applied Psycholinguistics. In addition to Words Their Way, Shane has authored or co-authored 31 books on the teaching of literacy and word study, including Teaching Reading and Writing: The Developmental Approach and Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study for Middle and Secondary Students. He is author of a number of English Language Arts programs published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson Education. Shane is a member of the Usage Panel of The American Heritage® Dictionary. He is educational consultant for The American Heritage Children’s Dictionary and was consultant for and wrote the foreword to Curious George’s Dictionary.

For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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BARB ROSENSTOCK

Barb Rosenstock likes true stories about real people. She combines fascinating research and playful language into books that bring history to life. She loves to visit schools to share tips about writing nonfiction with elementary students across the country. Barb was born, raised and still lives near Chicago with her family and two big poodles. Her book, The Noisy Paint Box, illustrated by Mary Grandpré was awarded a Caldecott Honor in 2015. Other titles include: Otis & Will Discover the Deep, The Secret Kingdom, Vincent Can’t Sleep, Dorothea’s Eyes, Ben Franklin’s Big Splash, Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, The Camping Trip that Changed America, and many more.

JANIS FITZSIMMONS

Jan Fitzsimmons, Ph. D. has taught and administered programs at North Central College (NCC) since 1985. A former teacher, curriculum coordinator and principal, she is the founder and director of the NCC Junior/Senior Scholars Program, North Central College Promise Teacher Corps and the Urban Education Laboratory, which she currently directs. Jan has given numerous state and national presentations on preparing teachers to succeed in high need schools, and assuring opportunity and access for historically underrepresented students to develop talents to their fullest intellectual, social and creative potential. She has also developed a statewide network of college and university partnerships to recruit, prepare and retain teachers and leaders for high-need schools, the Center for Success in High-Need Schools, and she publishes an electronic journal through the Center that shares best practices and current work on recruiting, preparing and retaining great teachers and leaders for all children in all schools.

MICHAEL SCARLETT

Michael Scarlett is an associate professor in the Education Department at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He teaches courses on social studies methods for both elementary and secondary education students, assessment, and educational technology. His research interests include American Indian education, standardsbased grading, and the use of video games in education. He taught for eleven years in the St. Paul Public Schools in Minnesota, at Montana State University-Billings, and for the last five years at Augustana College. He has researched and presented on a variety of topics related to American Indian education including the history of citizenship education, sovereignty, and best practices in teaching about American Indians, as well as consulting on grants and developing curricula on American Indian history. For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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ILLINOIS READS SPEED-DATING EVENT

Join authors of the 2018 Illinois Reads Books for a happy hour speed dating experience! This 90-minute event will bring you face to face with four of the Illinois Reads authors.  You will choose your fourauthor rotation at the door (rotations will be on a first-come, first-served basis).  Participants will spend the hour moving table to table, meeting authors and discussing their books.  Participants will receive a book from one of the authors.  Appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks are provided with your entry fee and a cash bar will be available.  There will be an autograph session with the authors from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., followed by an hour of meeting the Illinois Reads Authors (ten minutes with four of the authors).  Illinois Reads books will be available for purchase at this event.

Admittance requires A pre-purchased Ticket for $10. Space is limited so order your ticket today!

Miriam Busch

Ilene Cooper

Larry Day

Keir Graff

Birth-4

Grades K-2

Birth-4

Grades 3-5

Jacob Grant

Kat Helgeson

Peter kujawinski

Stacey Previn

Birth-4

Grades 9-12

Grades 6-8

Birth-4

Jeffrey Michael Ruby

Rachel Ruiz

Michelle Schaub

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Liesl Shurtliff

Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Ruth Spiro

Sally M. Walker

Michele Weber Hurwitz

Birth-4

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8

For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


ILLINOIS READS A READING STATE OF MIND Join the statewide literacy initiative! Six books in each age band, birth to adult, with fun activities, book clubs, author events, online blogs, Skype visits, and more! Find out more in the Illinois Reads Exhibit Booth. Visit our website for more information www.illinoisreads.org Birth-4

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant Go-Go Gorillas by Julia Durango Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward Raisin, the Littlest Cow by Miriam Busch and illustrated by Larry Day Baby Loves Thermodynamics! by Ruth Spiro Aberdeen by Stacey Previn

K-2

The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes by Deborah Ruddell When Penny Met POTUS by Rachel Ruiz Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred) by Josh Schneider Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and illustrator David Lee Csicsko The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper

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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh Penelope March is Melting by Jeffrey Michael Ruby Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff Margaret and the Moon illustrated by Lucy Knisley Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers’ Market by Michelle Schaub The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff

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Ethan Marcus Stands Up by Michele Weber Hurwitz YORK: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby Edgeland by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker

9-12

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson Other Broken Things by C. Desir Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams by Michael Tackett

Adult

The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System by Jack Gilbert, PhD and Rob Knight, PhD


Special Conference Event A session specifically designed for teams of administrators, instructional leaders, and teacher leaders.

Raising Reading Achievement in the New Age of Assessment This collaborative session will equip administrators, instructional leaders, and teacher teams with the knowledge and tools necessary to lead their school or district toward an exemplary literacy environment. PARTICIPANTS WILL: • evaluate their current school or district literacy environment. • identify exemplary classroom reading instruction. • analyze school-wide practices and structures to accelerate reading achievement. • understand the principles and design of effective formative and summative assessments. • use a school-wide reading walk-through template to determine a professional development focus. • develop a plan to achieve their vision of excellent literacy instruction. GRADES: PreK-12 DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Lunch will be on your own from 12:30-1:30 pm) COST: $20 per person (This cost is in addition to your conference reigstration fees) PARTICIPANTS EARN: • Administrator Academy Credit (Approved AA #1582) • 6 ISBE PD Clock Hours

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FEATURED SPEAKER

Mindy Pudlo began her career as a classroom teacher in Chicago Public Schools. Since then, she has been a Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, county-wide Language Arts Coordinator, and currently is the owner of Midwest Educational Consulting Agency. In addition to her Bachelor’s in Education, Mindy holds a Master’s in Reading as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She presents at the state and national levels and has been providing professional development to teachers and administrators for fifteen years.

THIS SESSION REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION AND SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER YOUSELF OR YOUR TEAM TODAY!


Calling All Administrators! Illinois Reading Council (IRC) is one of the premier professional organizations in Illinois whose mission is to provide support and leadership to all who promote and teach lifelong literacy. IRC would like to extend you an invitation to join our organization.

Administrator Benefits • Enhance knowledge of literacy instruction best practices • Access to high-quality, low-cost professional learning

IRC Initiatives In Support of Evaluation Framework and Professional Growth

offerings for staff

• Expand support of Evaluation Framework and teacher professional growth

• Access to local, state, and national resources

Planning and Preparation

• Attend designated Administrator Strand at IRC Conference

Illinois Reads Project IRC Awards & Grants Raise A Reader Program

• Enjoy reduced conference rates

Support Your Staff

IRC is proud of its nationally recognized journal publication, special projects, conferences, and workshops aimed at stimulating personal and professional growth – a key component of the Evaluation Framework domains. • Premier annual literacy conference • Monetary grants and awards

• Professional Development hours for licensure

IRC Book Club Wired Wednesday Webinars

Instruction

Wired Wednesday Webinars IRC Professional Development Services IRC Library Literacy Links

• Networking with fellow educators

• Access to professional learning for growth

“READ THE WORLD” October 4 - 6, 2018 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, Illinois

With sessions for administrators!

IRC Professional Development Services

IRC Conference

• Access to local, state, and national resources

Plan now to attend the 2018 IRC Conference with your Staff

Professional Networking

Classroom Environment

Professional Responsibilities

Professional Networking IRC Journal

IRC Communicator IRC iCommunicate

Contact the IRC Office with questions: Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761 Phone: (309) 454-1341 Fax: (309) 454-3512 irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org

Attend the conference with a group of your staff Group Rates per person:

The group registration form is available online or register individually on page 41.


All Conference Attendees are invited to attend!

Welcome Reception Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Marriott Cotillion Ballroom The Nitz & Howe Experience is Chicago’s longest running nightclub show. Now in their 18th year, “Mr. Entertainment” and “Mr. Music”, a.k.a Daryl Nitz and George Howe, host the wildest weekend party in town!  As seen on WGN-TV and NBC-5, this show is part piano bar request, part audience participation, and part stand-up comedy; it is always spontaneous and never boring.  Nitz and Howe offer a “happening” that runs the gamut from pop songs by Lady Gaga or Frank Sinatra, to show tunes from Broadway (just try and stump them), standards, jazz, and blues. These two guys do it all.

Light appetizers will be served


JOIN THE AUTHORS OF THE 2018 ILLINOIS READS BOOKS FOR A HAPPY HOUR SPEED-DATING EXPERIENCE!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Marriott Marquette Ballroom

TICKETS ARE $10

Space is limited so order your ticket today!

Exhibit Hall ExtravaganzA Thursday, October 4, 2018 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall Enter to Win Great prizes from our exhibitors! Must Be Present To Win!


Hearandthe Authors Read Late-Night Autograph Session Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Marriott Marquette Ballroom Sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshops

Jane Kurtz

Thanhha Lai

Sarah Mlynowski

Brandon Mull

Barb Rosenstock

Dan Santat

Carole Boston Weatherford

Gene Luen Yang


Don’t miss the

POSTER SESSIONS at the 2018 IRC Conference

Conference attendees will be sharing undergraduate, graduate, and professional research through poster presentations. The posters will be on display and presented on Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.

preservice te acher pizza party Friday, October 5, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Marriott Cotillion Ballroom

ALL Preservice Teachers are invited to the Friday Night Preservice Pizza Party. Join us for fun, games, and FREE pizza. Everyone will receive a door prize!


Registered attendees will have a choice of one of two Saturday Afternoon Workshops that are included with your conference registration.

Saturday Afternoon with

Kate Roberts Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Marriott Cotillion Ballroom A Novel Approach: Novels and Choice

Balancing Whole Class

We know that our students need individualized instruction and we know how important choice is in promoting engagement, volume, and growth in reading. But we also know the power of a communal text. How can we balance both whole class novels and readers workshops? In this session, Kate will explore a pathway towards having it all.

Plan now to take part in the full day of PD on Saturday! Space is limited for each workshop so register early!


Registered attendees will have a choice of one of two Saturday Afternoon Workshops that are included with your conference registration.

Saturday Afternoon with

Sonia Nieto Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Marriott LaSalle Ballroom What All Educators Can Learn About Teaching Emergent Bilingual Students The number of emergent bilingual students, also called ESL students, has increased dramatically in the past couple of decades. They are now found in every city, state, suburb, and rural area, yet many educators have little experience or expertise in working with them. ESL and bilingual teachers can offer valuable lessons to all educators concerning what it means to teach immigrant and emergent bilingual students with competence and care. In this workshop, Sonia Nieto will draw on her many years of experience and research with teachers of immigrant students to suggest the kinds of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and perspectives that all educators can learn from them. Lessons for teachers, teacher educators, literacy supervisors and other administrators, as well as for policymakers, will be highlighted in this presentation.

Plan now to take part in the full day of PD on Saturday! Space is limited for each workshop so register early!


IRC Conference App

Schedule, Handouts, and the QR Code Scavenger Game Download the FREE IRC CONFERENCE APP powered by Guidebook from the Apple Store, Android Marketplace, or the IRC Conference Website. The guide will feature an up-to-date conference schedule, exhibitor information, handouts, and more. The guide will be available starting September 1, 2018. The guide will also feature the QR Code Scavenger Game. At the conference, ask the exhibitors for help finding the hidden QR codes. Here’s a clue: each exhibitor has been given one of the 20 color-coded QR Codes that solves the puzzle. Once you have found all of the QR codes and completed the entire phrase in your guide, show it to an IRC volunteer at the Registration Booth for a raffle ticket. Two tickets will be drawn: the winners will receive a FREE 2019 IRC CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.  The drawings will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall Extravaganza on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Exhibit Hall. Raffle tickets can be completed and deposited at the Membership Booth or Registration Booth. Good Luck!

Tech on Call Visit Tech on Call at the Exhibit Hall Registration Table for help with any of your technology issues!


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CLOCK HOURS and ADMINISTRATOR ACADEMY CREDIT at the IRC Conference

The Illinois Reading Council is an approved Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development provider. While attending the conference, you may earn one PD CLOCK HOUR per hour of attendance and participation. Sessions attended must be logged, and the ISBE Evaluation and IRC Record of Clock Hours Forms must be completed and deposited in the IRC evaluation box at the end of the conference. A form will also be provided for you to keep for your records. The ISBE Evidence of Completion Form will be sent after the conference. Please review your personal License Renewal Plan to determine which sessions fit. Be sure that your goals are broad enough to include a variety of literacy topics. The Illinois Reading Council is merely the provider. The responsibility for determining which sessions agree with your plan and are granted credits by your school district is yours. The Illinois Principals Association will also be providing AA Credit for the Administrator Academy at the IRC Conference.

Plan now to attend one of the

CONFERENCE STRANDS ADMINISTRATION

LIBRARIANS

CIRP

RELUCTANT READERS

Sponsored by the College of Reading Professionals

SRL

Sponsored by Secondary Reading League

COACHING

STEM

EARLY CAREER

TECHNOLOGY

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS ICARE

Sponsored by Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education

TITLE I

Sponsored by the Illinois Title I Association WRITING

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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Registration - Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby Welcome Reception - Marriott Cotillion Ballroom - The Nitz & Howe Experience

Thursday, October 4, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration - Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Orientation for New Participants - Peoria Civic Center Room 210 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Thursday Opening Session - Peoria Civic Center Ballroom 400 - Enrique Feldman 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hall of Councils - Peoria Civic Center Skylight Lobby 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Administrators Academy - Peoria Civic Center Room 222 - Mindy Pudlo 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday Luncheon - Peoria Civic Center Ballroom 400 - Lester Laminack 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday Luncheon - Marriott Marquette Ballroom - Brandon Mull 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Thursday Lunch Sessions - Peoria Civic Center 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Illinois Reads Speed-Dating Event - Marriott Marquette Ballroom 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Extravaganza - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Thursday PSA Banquet - Peoria Civic Center Ballroom 400 - Gene Luen Yang 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Hear the Authors Read and Autographing - Marriott Marquette Ballroom 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Registration - Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday Breakfast - Marriott Marquette Ballroom - Carole Boston Weatherford 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hall of Councils - Peoria Civic Center Skylight Lobby 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Poster Presentations - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday Luncheon - Peoria Civic Center Ballroom 400 - Dan Santat 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday Lunch Sessions - Peoria Civic Center 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall A, B, and C 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IRC Annual Membership Meeting - Marriott Cheminee Ballroom 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Preservice Teachers’ Pizza Party - Marriott Cotillion Ballroom 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday Banquet - Marriott Marquette Ballroom - Danny Brassell 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Registration - Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby Saturday Breakfast - Marriott Marquette Ballroom - Kate Roberts Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Saturday Author Luncheon - Marriott Marquette Ballroom - Kwame Alexander Saturday Afternoon Workshop - Marriott Cotillion Ballroom - Kate Roberts Saturday Afternoon Workshop - Marriott LaSalle Ballroom - Sonia Nieto For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special appreciation is extended to the following professionals for their extensive contributions to the success of the 2018 IRC Conference. PUBLISHERS & BUSINESSES

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Anderson’s Bookshops Illinois Reads Event, Hear the Authors Read, Featured Speaker Books, and New & Notable Books with Becky Anderson Wilkins Capstone Classroom Refreshments in the Exhibit Area Cornucopia Books of Michigan Featured Speaker Books Heinemann Lester L. Laminack, Kate Roberts, and Featured Speaker Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Shane Templeton Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education Welcome Reception with the Nitz and Howe Experience Illinois Principals Association Administrators Academy with Mindy Pudlo Illinois State Board of Education Sarah Ogeto Lake-Cook Distributors Student Helpers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers PSA Award Books Random House Children’s Books PSA Award Books Treasure Bay Books Books for Attendees and Presenters Wilson Language Training Refreshments in the Exhibit Area

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRS & STAFF

Danielle Beliveau-Derion, 2018 IRC Conference Chair Stephanie Benson, Assistant Chair & 2019 Chair Deb Augsburger, Autographing Karen Biggs-Tucker, Greeters/Hospitality Pat Braun, Meal Tickets Jen Burisek, Greeters/Hospitality Barb Chrz-White, Registration Janell Hartman, Speaker Gift Bags Debbie Kaczmarski, Speaker Gift Bags Karen Kortkamp, Exhibits - Staff Cindi Koudelka, Greeters/Hospitality Brenda Kraber, Autographing Kristin Kreckman, Registration - Staff Susan Kullman, Registration - Staff

President - Priscilla Dwyer President-Elect - Danielle Beliveau-Derion Vice President - Stephanie Benson Past President - Janel Sebeny

Roxanne Owens, Autographing Carol Owles, Preservice Pizza Party Susanne Picchi, Special Events Sheila Ruh, Technology Katie Russell, Meal Tickets Dawn Schwarzkopf, Preservice Pizza Party Sherry Sejnost, Technology Carrie Sheridan, Executive Director - Staff Rebecca Steinbach, Speaker Gift Bags Kristen Stombres, Student Helpers Joy Towner, Student Helpers Brian Tucker, Greeters/Hospitality Alaina Weatherford, Signs Jennifer Young, Special Events

2018-2019 ILLINOIS READING COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Treasurer - Patricia Braun Recording Secretary - Joyce Jennings ILA State Coordinator - April Flood Director of Membership - Christy Ziller

For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Please take a moment to read the information below regarding the 2018 IRC Conference.

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• IRC Conference is an Open Forum The IRC Conference serves as an open forum and exchange of ideas and opinions. Opinions that are expressed by program presenters and participants do not reflect endorsements by the Illinois Reading Council. • Conference Sessions All conference sessions will be held in the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel.

• Pre-Registration & Registration Pre-registered conferees may obtain their registration packets at the Registration Desk in the Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby. On-site registration is also available. Hotel reservations and meal function tickets should be secured prior to arrival in Peoria. Meal functions usually sell out early. Registration Hours: Wednesday, October 3 – 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 5 – 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4 – 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6 – 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

• Admission to Meetings Paid conferees receive a badge with their registration packet. Badges are required at all times and for all conference functions. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-purchased tickets are required for all meal functions.

• Special Accommodations Individuals who need special accommodations should make specific requests in writing to the IRC office three weeks prior to the conference in order for their needs to be met. • Food All scheduled meal functions require pre-purchased tickets. The concession area in the Civic Center will be open during exhibit hours. Peoria restaurant information will be available at the hospitality table in the Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby. • Hospitality & Information Table A hospitality and information table is located in the lobby of the Peoria Civic Center Terrazzo Lobby.

• Message Board There will be a message board for conferees to leave notes in the registration area at the Peoria Civic Center. A phone line (309-680-3621) has been established at the Registration Desk to receive emergency phone calls.

• Lost and Found Inquire at the Registration Desk in the Peoria Civic Center regarding lost and found items. IRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

• Shuttle Service Some of the East Peoria Hotels will provide guests with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Peoria Civic Center. Shuttle arrangements can be made directly with the front desk at each hotel. The Peoria Civic Center also has over 700 FREE parking spaces in the Marquee and Fulton Parking Lots. • Preliminary Program Book In accordance with ILA guidelines, individuals have not been designated by titles. Acknowledgments to publishers and other companies for sponsoring speakers and special events are current as of this printing. Information in this preliminary program is subject to change. • No Smoking In consideration of others we request your cooperation in observing the NO SMOKING regulations inside buildings. • Cell Phones Please silence phones during sessions at the conference.

• Videotaping/Audiotaping/Photos Unless notified in writing, registration to the conference constitutes an agreement that the registrant’s image, likeness, and appearance can be used in photographs of such events and activities It is also not permitted to videotape, audiotape, or take photos of conference speakers without the speaker’s consent.

• Cancellation/Refund Policy Conference refund requests must be in writing and postmarked by September 1, 2018. Requests can also be faxed to (309) 454-3512 or emailed to irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org. A $25 processing fee will be assessed. Please note that membership fees are non-refundable. Conference registrations are transferable, but replacement names must be requested by September 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org


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Pre-Conference Sessions Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Come Write with Me. Children as Authors: Drawing, Dictation & Writing (K-3) (Writing) Presenter: Valencia Burney

7:00 – 8:30

Coaching to Reach Optimal Instructional Practices (All) (Coaching) Presenters: Jill Liapis, Jen Gervase

A Growth Mindset, What is it and What is My Role as an Educator to Help My Students Develop It (K-9) Presenter: Mary Kulaga

Welcome Reception featuring The Nitz & Howe Experience

Engaging Students Through Authentic Tasks (K-9, ELL, Spec) (Early Career) Presenters: Krystal Clifton, Jodie Hollowell Applying Disciplinary Lenses to Interpret a Text Reading (4-12, ELL, Adults, Lib) (SRL) Presenter: Shadrack Msengi

Conference Sessions Thursday, October 4, 2018

How Do I Teach Someone Who Doesn’t Look Like Me? (412, Admin) (CIRP) Presenters: Amy Vujaklija, Katy Hisrich, Marlon Cummings

7:00 – 7:45 Orientation to the IRC Conference (All) Presenters: Boomer Crotty, Kathleen Sweeney

Connecting With the Community through Family Reading Nights and the Local Library (PreK-6, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Barbara Svornik, Patricia Aldrich, Stephanie Flott

7:00 – 8:30

Techify your Literacy Classroom: Technology Tips & Tricks to Enhance Literacy Classroom (K-6, ELL, Admin, Lib) (TECH) Presenter: Amber Reedy

Thursday Breakfast Literacy Reimagined Featured Speaker: Enrique Feldman

Goal Setting Around the World: How to Incorporate Goal Setting Into Your Classroom. (4-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Traci Dean, Natalie Schramer, Sarah Vester

8:00 – 9:00

The Ship of Dreams: An Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Based on the Story of the 1912 Sinking of the Titanic (6-8) Presenter: Chrystal Holmes

Writers ARE Readers (All) Laminack

Featured Speaker: Lester L.

Building Worlds (3-12) Featured Speaker: Brandon Mull Using Technology to Enhance Book Clubs (4-9, ELL, Spec, Admin) (ELL) Presenter: Leah O’Donnell Making the Connection (4-9, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Koriann Lance Cultivating Independent Writers Through Reading & Writing Integration (K-6, Admin) (Writing) Presenter: Maren Reid Interactive Fun in the Language Arts Classroom (4-12, ELL) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Beth Holt, Carla Gibbons Fostering Diversity and Equity in the Classroom (K-9, ELL, Lib) Presenter: Barbara Ashton Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Diversity Matters: Embedding Multicultural Mentor Texts in Writer’s Workshop (K-3) (Writing) Presenter: Amy Stewart Be Our Guests! Putting Data on the Coaching Platter: Devouring Analysis to Serve our Teachers and Students. (PreK-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Coaching) Presenters: Carrie Busse, Cynthia Scholp Socratic Seminar: Leading Student-Centered Reasoning in All Content Areas (4-12) (Writing) Presenter: Amy Flickinger Purposeful Play, ELL’s and Communication: How They Go Together (PreK-K, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Jill Fish Building A Community of (Reluctant) Readers and Writers (49, ELL, Spec) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Melissa Dippel Growing Comprehension, Fluency, and Decoding Skills with the Use of Poetry for the Reluctant Reader (K-3) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Toni Blaszynski, Paige Green, Laurie Ringe

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Using Trade Books in the Middle School Math Classroom (6-9) (SRL) Presenter: April Flood

Administrators Academy: Raising Reading Achievement in the New Age of Assessment Featured Speaker: Mindy Pudlo

From Chaos Comes Creativity: Designing Standards Based Instruction (PreK-12, Admin) (CIRP) Presenters: Patricia Braun, Gena Lewis, Kathy Liace But, But, But...What about Grammar? (4-12, ELL, Spec) (Writing) Presenter: Linda Mikottis

9:30 – 10:30 New and Notable Books for Grades K-8 (K-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins When Books Become Best Friends (All) Featured Speaker: Lester L. Laminack Some Myths and Realities of Vocabulary Instruction (K-12) Featured Speaker: Peter Fisher Life Stories: Taking History to Heart (All) Featured Speaker: Barb Rosenstock Peace, Joy, and Books! (K-8) Featured Speaker: Maria Walther Talking Books with Mr. Kramer (6-12, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Tim Kramer Developing Critical Thought and Analytical Skill with Graphic Novels in the Secondary English Classroom (6-12) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Jason Arneson Student Buy-in to School Culture Through Student-Led Donors Choose Projects (6-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) (Writing) Presenter: Nichole Folkman Words, Words, Words (PreK-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Tanya Gambill, Linda Robinson

Engaging Readers (K-9) Presenter: Melissa Wheeler Butterflies and Prairie Grasses: An Introduction to the 2019 Monarch and Bluestem Award Nominees (PreK-6, Lib) (Lib) Presenters: Leslie Forsman, Katie Russell Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Setting up an Independent Reading Program in Your School (4-12) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Laura Dabezic, Eric Bodwell How to Help Struggling Readers by Analyzing Miscues Qualitatively (K-9, Spec) Presenter: Lou Ferroli Discussion Strategies in the Middle School Classroom – How Do I Get Everyone Talking? (4-12) (ELL) Presenter: Amy Gorzkowski Widening the Lens on Emergent Literacy (PreK-3) (ELL) Presenter: Danielle Beliveau-Derion Cultivating Passionate Readers (K-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Elizabeth Epley, Daniel Wolf, Antoinette Senese Morphology: The Link to Spanish and English for Linguistically Diverse Learners (K-6, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: LeeAnne Layden

Hands on Reading (K-3) Presenters: Stacy Baker, Ann Kluesner

11:00 – 12:00

#ZombieKids#RobotTeacher#NotonOurWatch – Embracing Digital Literacy to Engage Multiple Modalities While Maintaining the Intrinsic Value of Human Interaction. (K-9) (TECH) Presenters: Darcy Hacke, Mary Kate Smith

New and Notable Books for Grades K-3 (K-3) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins

Break Out Boxes: The Classroom’s Answer to Escape Rooms! (K-12, Admin) (Lib) Presenters: Stacy Lipshutz, Greg Michels Seven Strategies to Success, Standardwise (PreK-9, ELL, Spec, Lib) (ICARE) Presenter: Boomer Crotty

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Preparing Brain and Body for Success in Literacy and Life (All) Featured Speaker: Enrique Feldman A Sneak Peek Behind the Pages: How to Get Published in the Illinois Reading Council Journal (All) Featured Speaker: Roxanne Owens Telling a Story From the INSIDE OUT (All) Speaker: Thanhha Lai

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Featured

Univ = Professors/Instructors


2018 IRC Conference Preliminary Program Blurring the Lines: Facilitating an Integrated Reading and Writing Workshop (All) Featured Speaker: Karen BiggsTucker Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall (All) Incorporating Culturally Relevant Text Into Your Classroom (PreK-3, Univ) (ELL) Presenters: Melissa Stinnett, Ty Jiles, Janaya Shaw, Monica Wright High-Frequency Words: 22+ Ways to Help Students Learn Them (PreK-3) Presenters: Jerry Johns, Kristine Wilke Administrators: Helping Teachers Manage Student Behavior (Admin) (Admin) Presenters: Jennifer Moore, Joseph Smailis Record of Oral Language: How Does It Impact a Child’s Reading and Writing? (PreK-3) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Deborah Birk The Wonder of Diversity (All) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Stephanie Yearian, Maisie Kincaid, Sophie Lowe, Kailey Mena

Poetry: Literacy’s Superfood (K-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Michelle Schaub, Val Bresnahan Best Books for Boys (K-12, Spec, Admin, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Lyndi Davis, Heidi Klein, Dawn Williamson, Courtney Boatman, Michelle Mohr Essay Eggs: Teach Students to Write Clear, Structured Essays (K-12, Univ, Admin) (Writing) Presenter: Alice B. McGinty Reading Through The Lens of A Disability: Introducing Readers to Past and Current Schneider Family Book Award Winners (PreK-6, Spec, Lib) Presenters: Kimberly Powell, Natalie Beaver

12:15 – 2:00 Thursday Luncheon Building a House of Fiction on a Foundation of Nonfiction Featured Speaker: Lester L. Laminack

Shaping Comprehension with Writing and Speaking (4-12, ELL, Spec) (SRL) Presenters: Jennifer Lippert, Stacie Noisey

Thursday Luncheon Imagination Can Take You Places Featured Speaker: Brandon Mull

K-2 Interactive Read Alouds in a Reading Workshop Classroom (K-2, Univ, Admin) (CIRP) Presenters: Deborah Shefren, Debra Gurvitz Letting Littles Take the Lead: Genius Hour and Inquiry-Based Learning in the Primary Grades (PreK-3) Presenter: Elana Heinonen Motivating the Unmotivated: Advice from a Former Fake Reader (K-12, ELL, Spec, Univ, Admin, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Ben Zulauf Books for Struggling Readers Grades 5-12 (5-12, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Tambree Krouse, Leslie Forsman, Michelle Glatt Reading Skills to Help Improve Performance on the SAT. (6-12, Admin) (Coaching) Presenter: Jill Uhlman Reading the World With Picture Books (K-9, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Mindi Rench, Sarah Avallone Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors - Using Multicultural Literature to Create an Inclusive Middle School Classroom for ALL Learners (4-9, ELL, Spec) (ELL) Presenters: Jennifer Henderson, Amy Cooley Admin = Administrators

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1:00 – 2:00 Reading for Meaning – Fluently (K-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Carol Ann Kane I Like BIG BOOKS and I Cannot Lie! (PreK-3) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Jennifer Jump ABC, 123! (PreK-6) (STEM) Presenter: Amber Arbogast Professional Learning in the Classroom: Building Demonstration and Lab Classrooms to Transform Teaching and Learning (All) (Coaching) Presenters: Julie Price Daly, Jessica Bunzol, Tinaya York Topic Webs, Two-Column Notes, Summary: A Strategy Routine for Improving Comprehension (4-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Joan Sedita Missing the Mark on PARCC: Manage the Classroom and the Test Scores Will Manage Themselves (PreK-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Admin) Presenter: Michelle Johnson Reaching the Reluctant Writer (4-12, ELL, Spec) (Writing) Presenter: Linda Mikottis

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Best Practices in Supporting Independent Reading (K-6, ELL, Admin) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Kristy Rauch

The Suave Approach to Secondary ELA: Lather, Rinse, Repeat (9-12, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Kevin Daugherty

Crack the Vocab Code on Assessments (K-12, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Kristi McCullough

Party with the Bluestems: Illinois’ Grades 3-5 Readers’ Choice Award (4-6) (Lib) Presenters: Natalie Hoyle Ross, Michelle Shiles, Rhonda Jenkins

Effective Reading Strategies to Support Reading Success (All) (Admin) Presenter: Dave Jackson Teaching Students to Be Strategic in Guided Reading, Grades 3-5 (3-5, ELL, Admin) (ELL) Presenter: Debra Crouch 2:30 – 3:30 New and Notable Books for Grades 4-8 (4-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins Igniting a Passion for Reading (All) Steven L. Layne

Featured Speaker:

Reading Power: A Volunteer Tutoring Program that Works (K-2) Featured Speaker: Peter Fisher Telling a Story From the INSIDE OUT (All) Speaker: Thanhha Lai

Featured

Picturebook Endpapers: Increasing Readers’ Comprehension, Visual Literacy and Appreciation (PreK-9, ELL, Spec, Univ, Lib) (Lib) Presenter: Geri Chesner Shoot the Canon: Evolving as Readers and Educators who Engage Scholars with Readable--not Spoon-Feedable--Texts (612, Univ, Admin, Lib) (SRL) Presenters: Erik Borne, Heather Kraus Social Studies Concepts are Embedded in Picture Books (K-6, ELL) (CIRP) Presenter: Denise Reid Reading the World with the Heart in Mind: Social Emotional Literacy (4-9, Admin) (ICARE) Presenters: Julie Hoffman, Cindy Gerwin Best Practices of Reading Aloud (PreK-3, ELL, Spec, Lib) Presenters: Megan McCaffrey, Katy Hisrich

Writing Comics (All) Featured Speaker: Gene Luen Yang

Inspiring School-Wide Community Through Mentor Texts (K6, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) (Writing) Presenter: Amber Reedy

Life Stories: Taking History to Heart (All) Featured Speaker: Barb Rosenstock

Conferring with Kids (4-9, Spec) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Kim Gremaud, Kim Henke

The Revved-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page (K-3) Featured Speaker: Maria Walther

New YA Titles to Booktalk: AISLE’s (formally ISLMA) Lincoln Book Award (9-12, Lib) (Lib) Presenters: Alyse Liebovich, Jennifer Sutton, Lindsey Meyer, Jenny Olson

Using LEGO Manipulatives and Technology in the Classroom (4-6, ELL, Spec, Univ) (TECH) Presenters: Demetra Disotuar, Svetlana Mitric, Andrea Vaughan

Close Reading in the Primary Grades (K-3) Presenter: Amy Stewart

Understanding Differences Between Science Writing and Informational Texts about Science (4-12, Univ, Admin, Lib) (STEM) Presenters: Brian Johnson, Stephen Marlette

Get Your Pencils Dirty: A Hands On Writer’s Notebook Session (4-12, ELL, Spec) (Writing) Presenters: Robert Culp, Jessica Caulk

I Can Read Songs: Songs Gifted to You Boost Children in Early Literacy Skills (PreK-3, ELL, Spec) Presenter: LaDonna Wicklund

Harnessing the Power of the Reader’s Notebook (4-6) (Writing) Presenters: Antoinette Senese, Daniel Wolf

Talk Soup: What is a Key Ingredient to Powerful Student-Led Discussion? (K-6, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Eleni Gajewski, Pana Campbell

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Build Strategic Readers of Mathematical Texts (K-12, ELL, Spec, Adults) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Kristina Smekens

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


2018 IRC Conference Preliminary Program 4:00 – 5:00 Preparing Brain and Body for Success in Literacy and Life (All) Featured Speaker: Enrique Feldman A Sneak Peek Behind the Pages: How to Get Published in the Illinois Reading Council Journal (All) Featured Speaker: Roxanne Owens Telling a Story From the INSIDE OUT (All) Featured Speaker: Thanhha Lai Building Worlds (3-12) Featured Speaker: Brandon Mull

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Teacher Perceptions of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) (K-6) (Early Career) Presenter: Jacklynn Recinso How to Teach so Students Remember (All) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Cheryl Szott Windows, Mirrors, and Doors: Unlocking the Reading Gender Code (K-12, Admin, Lib) (Coaching) Presenter: Michael Ash The Engaged Reader! (All) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Cyndee Kawalek

Tech Tools That Are Worth The Time (K-9) (TECH) Presenters: Elizabeth Niemiec, Nanci Greene

4:00 – 5:30

50 Fresh Ideas to Use with ALL Learners (4-9, Spec) Presenters: Lisa Breese, Stephanie Tedford

Illinois Reads Speed-Dating Event

Reading, Writing, and Social Justice: Incorporating Authentic Projects in a Primary Literacy Classroom (PreK-3) (Writing) Presenter: Jacqueline Easley Reading Across Nonfiction Sources Through Inquiry and Coding for Grades 3-5 (3-5, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Meghan Duermit Novel Ideas: A Book Club for Students and Parents (4-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Vicki Kay The Reading Mindset: Using Strategy Groups to Transform the Approach of Struggling Readers (PreK-6, Univ, Admin) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Andrea Raskie Small Group Structures: Guided Reading in the Middle School Classroom (4-12) (SRL) Presenter: Erin Metaxas Using Illinois Reads 2018 Books to Teach Comprehension Anchor Lessons: Engaging and Interactive Technology-Based Mini Units. (K-9, ELL, Univ, Lib) (CIRP) Presenters: Jane Hunt, Aimee Papola-Ellis Jane Addams: Illinois’ Original Hands-on Activist, Immigrant Advocate, and Bibliophile (All) (Lib) Presenter: Kristin Lems Scaffolding UP (K-6, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Robin Sterrett First-Year Teacher (K-6) (Writing) Presenter: Jaime Nettles

5:00 – 6:00 College Instructors of Reading Professionals (CIRP) Reception Exhibit Hall Extravaganza 6:15 – 8:15 Thursday Prairie State Award Banquet Comics in the Classroom Featured Speaker: Gene Luen Yang

8:30 – 10:30 Hear the Authors Read and Autographing

Connecting Students to the World through Picture Books (K-6) (Lib) Presenters: Melissa Love, Laura Kelly

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

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Conference Sessions Friday, October 5, 2018

Google Chrome: Power at your Fingertips (All) (TECH) Presenter: Rhonda Jenkins

7:00 – 8:15

Cultivating a Love of Reading in Self-Proclaimed Non-Readers (4-12) (SRL) Presenters: Emily Boyas, Shannon Valley, Carolyn Wagner, Laura Stanton

Coloring Outside the Lines—How to Use Literature to Combat Colorism (All) (Writing) Presenter: Stephanie Gates

Friday Breakfast More than One Way to a Common Read Featured Speaker: Carole Boston Weatherford

Laugh(ture) and Literature Across the Curriculum (PreK-9, Lib) (ICARE) Presenter: Boomer Crotty IEP Progress Monitoring for Elementary Special Education (K9, Spec) (Title I) Presenter: Becky Fritz

8:00 – 9:00 Constructivist Approaches to Phonics and Vocabulary Instruction – Word Study that Works! (K-8) Featured Speaker: Timothy Rasinski Lessons Learned from 30 Years Researching and Teaching Students (K-12) Featured Speaker: Peter Fisher Where Trails Meet Imagination (K-6) Featured Speaker: Jane Kurtz At Home With Dan Santat (All) Featured Speaker: Dan Santat

Booktalks: Helping Students Become Engaged Readers and Writers (K-12, ELL, Spec, Univ, Admin, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Ben Zulauf Interim Assessments, Data Systems, and Teacher Reflection in the Era of CCSS (K-9, Adults, Univ, Admin) (Admin) Presenter: Jennifer Dixon Mirror Mirror: What’s the Fairest Assessment for them All? (K-9, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Coaching) Presenters: Stephanie Renderman, Jessica Caulk

Frontiers of Vocabulary Knowledge: Exploring Words Deeply (4-12) Featured Speaker: Shane Templeton

To Read or Not to Read: Pre-teachers’ Perceptions and Recollections (All) (Admin) Presenters: Christina EdmondsBehrend, Jennifer Stringfellow

Once Upon a Time: Using Fairy Tales in the Classroom (2-5) Featured Speaker: Sarah Mlynowski

Technology & Social Media in the Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop (4-9) (Writing) Presenter: Amy Gorzkowski

Life Stories: Taking History to Heart (All) Featured Speaker: Barb Rosenstock

Equity and Engagement in the Classroom (All) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Kiwana Brown, Letitia Hinkle

Co-Teaching in a Blended Learning Classroom: How We Work Together to Flip our Classroom (4-12, ELL, Spec) (TECH) Presenters: JodiLyn Simmons-Machota, Jackie Wic

Differentiating Literacy Instruction – Where Do I Begin? (K-6) Presenter: Amanda Burress

Children as Authors and Actors: Drama in Learning to Read and Write (PreK-K) (Writing) Presenter: Gillian Dowley McNamee Conversation and Comprehension: What Is the Connection? (K12) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Krista Mroz

Science Is A Story: Storytelling and Teaching K-12 Science (K12) (STEM) Presenters: Vito Dipinto, Anthony Tournis Now We’re Talking! Engaging Discussions in the Online Classroom (9-12, ELL, Adults, Univ) (TECH) Presenter: Mary Rountree

Make Learning Worlds of Fun for You and Your Students! (K-9, Univ, Admin, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Keta Foltz, Amber Findlay, Christa Curley

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


2018 IRC Conference Preliminary Program 9:30 – 10:30 Book Gossip (All) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins Comprehension That Works! (K-8) Featured Speaker: Danny Brassell Picture Books as a Springboard to Literacy Activities (K-8) Featured Speaker: Steven L. Layne Writing Nonfiction That Doesn’t Make Readers Snooze (K8) Featured Speaker: Jane Kurtz Creating The Unimaginable (All) Featured Speaker: Dan Santat Effective and Engaging Instruction about Words: Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (PreK-3) Featured Speaker: Shane Templeton What Are the Rest of my Kids Doing? Fostering Independence in the Reading Workshop (All) Featured Speaker: Lindsey Moses Best Practices for Teaching about American Indians (All) Featured Speaker: Michael Scarlett Explore the W.O.R.L.D. and S.T.E.A.M. Time: What the Other Kids Are Doing While You’re Teaching Small Groups (K-2) Featured Speaker: Maria Walther Comprehension Conferences: Deeper Understanding of Students’ Deep Understanding (K-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Sophie Degener, Jennifer Berne Multicultural Literature: “Empowering Children to Read the World.” (4-6) (Lib) Presenters: Lisa Sukenic, Linda Weide, Irene Fahrenwald My Journey to Becoming a Confident Reading Teacher (4-6, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Megan Holland The Language Arts in our Shopping Carts (4-12) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Brad Banning Purposeful Planning (K-3, Univ) Presenters: Danielle Beliveau-Derion, Emily Cassity, Shelby Grandt, Garrin Jost, Alyssa McCannon, Emily McHugh, Barbara Ramont, Ashley Talken

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Surveying K-12 Teachers on the Use of LGBT+ Themed Materials in the Classroom (PreK-12) Presenter: Darryn Diuguid Books Under the Big Top! Read A Latte! Reading is Sweet! Fireplace Reads! Motivating Middle School Readers! (4-9, Lib) (SRL) Presenter: Juliet Zabel Made in Illinois: New Books By Illinois Authors and How to Use Them in the Classroom (PreK-12, Univ, Admin, Lib) (Lib) Presenters: Alice B. McGinty, Sarah Aronson Enhancing Composition through Speaking, Writing and Visually Representing: A Window into K-3 Children’s Worlds (K-3, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) (Title I) Presenters: Stephanie McAndrews, SIUE Literacy Specialist Graduate Students What Title I Is and Isn’t: Reflections and Recommendations from a Title I Professional (K-12, Admin) (Title I) Presenter: Nancy Oesterreich “Camp Read-A-Lot” Family Literacy Event (All) (Title I) Presenters: Kimberly Link, Suzi Tiburzi Choices and Consequences – What Can We Learn from Youth in Nazi Europe About Bullying, Peer Pressure, and Violence? (4-12, Adults, Univ, Lib) (Lib) Presenters: Marjorie Fulton, Gaye Flowers Word Power-Building Vocabulary in All Learners (4-9, ELL, Spec) (ELL) Presenters: Mary Valerie Bresnahan, Michelle Schaub The 2019 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominees (4-9, Lib) (Lib) Presenters: Michelle Glatt, Ruth Gheysen Writing in the Real World – A Literary Field Trip (4-9, Lib) (Writing) Presenters: Jenny Bell, Maggie Nickels, Melissa Love Improve Reading Scores by Partnering with Parents the Right Way (All) (Admin) Presenters: Michelle Johnson, Leroy Coleman Read the World: Integrating Science and Social Studies into ELA Using Relevant Text and Hands-On Learning (K-9, Admin, Lib) (STEM) Presenter: Priscilla Dwyer

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Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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New and Notable Books for Grades K-8 (K-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins Effective Teaching of Reading Fluency – The Neglected Component of the Reading Curriculum (K-8) Featured Speaker: Timothy Rasinski

Innovative Learning with Technology to Empower Students (All) (Title I) Presenters: Sheila Ruh, Sherry Sejnost Practical Ways to Build Reading Rich and Engaging Classrooms in Partnership with Families (PreK-9, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) (Title I) Presenters: Sarah Ogeto, Marion Baldwin, Maggie Perales

Using Primary Sources as Writing Prompts (All) Featured Speaker: Carole Boston Weatherford

Building Resilience, Building Brains: Why Being TraumaInformed Matters for Better Learning (PreK-12, Spec, Adults, Admin) (Title I) Presenter: Erica Smith

Preparing Teachers to Find Success for Every Student Including Those Left Behind and Weary From Racing to the Top (All) Featured Speaker: Janis Fitzsimmons

How Individualized Tutoring Programs Illuminate a Student’s Attitudes, Beliefs, and Motivation Towards Reading (PreK-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Kristine Wilke

Once Upon a Time: Using Fairy Tales in the Classroom (2-5) Featured Speaker: Sarah Mlynowski

Building Literacy with English Language Learners: Insights from Linguistics (ELL) (ELL) Presenters: Kristin Lems, Tenena Soro, Leah Miller

Best Practices for Teaching about American Indians (All) Featured Speaker: Michael Scarlett

Librarians’ Roundtable (Lib) (Lib) Presenter: Leslie Forsman

Be the Change: Inspiring Empathy in Our Learners One Book at a Time (All) Featured Speaker: Karen Biggs-Tucker

App It! Apps and Websites for the Literacy-Based Classroom (K-9, ELL) (TECH) Presenters: Beth Herrig, Moira Arzich

Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall (All)

A Perfect Match: Using Technology to Spark Student Achievement in ELA (4-12) (TECH) Presenters: Cassaundra Veitch, Jennifer Lippert

Helping Students Transfer Strategies Beyond the Reading Course (9-12) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Jaclin McGuire Trade Books and edTPA: A Preservice Teacher Exploration of Content, Process, and Pedagogical Knowledge (K-9, Univ, Admin, Lib) (Early Career) Presenter: Chyrese Wolf

What Do Good Magicians and Great Teachers Have in Common? They Both Know How to “Trick” the Brain! (PreK3, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) (Coaching) Presenter: Katie Garner

Best Practices in Writing Instruction (K-6, ELL, Admin) (Writing) Presenter: Kim Henke Poetry: It’s Just a Walk in the Park! (PreK-3,ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Marcia Thompson

12:15 – 2:00

Similarities and Differences Between Learning a First and a Second Language: Teaching Strategies for Educators Working with English Learners (PreK-12, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Mariana Ricklefs

Friday Luncheon A Slow Growing Mass of Tangible Thoughts Featured Speaker: Dan Santat

Reading the World Across Content: Embedding Diverse Fiction & Nonfiction Texts in Every Class (6-12, Admin) (SRL) Presenters: Cindi Koudelka, Julie Hoffman Word Walk: An Engaging Vocabulary Strategy for Young Children (PreK-3, ELL, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


2018 IRC Conference Preliminary Program 1:00 – 2:00 One Minute Reader – A Motivating System to Improve Reading at Home Using an iPad App or Books/CDs (K-6, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Carol Ann Kane Hop into the Framework – Balanced Literacy (K-6, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Jennifer Jump Agriculture with a Technology Twist (K-6) (TECH) Presenter: Laura Vollmer Rev-Up your Literacy Stations Using Rigor & Relevance, Complex Literacy and Powerful Instruction! (K-9, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Admin) Presenter: April Severino Instructional Practices for Writing From Sources (4-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Writing) Presenter: Joan Sedita K-2 is the KEY to Every Student Becoming a Successful Reader by Grade 3 (K-3, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Admin) Presenter: Pamela Peroutky Preparing the Primary Writer (K-3) (Writing) Presenter: Linda Mikottis

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Using Primary Sources as Writing Prompts (All) Featured Speaker: Carole Boston Weatherford Preparing Teachers to Find Success for Every Student Including Those Left Behind and Weary From Racing to the Top (All) Featured Speaker: Janis Fitzsimmons Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop (All) Featured Speaker: Lindsey Moses Frontiers of Vocabulary Knowledge: Exploring Words Deeply (4-12) Featured Speaker: Shane Templeton Once Upon a Time: Using Fairy Tales in the Classroom (25) Featured Speaker: Sarah Mlynowski A Sneak Peek Behind the Pages: How to Get Published in the Illinois Reading Council Journal (All) Featured Speaker: Roxanne Owens Creating Heart Prints: Immersing Learners in the Lyrical Language of Poems (All) Featured Speaker: Karen BiggsTucker Robotics in Reading (K-6) (TECH) Presenter: Darcy O’Connor

Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning (K-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) Presenter: Chad Ostrowski

Miscue Analysis: Driving Instruction to Improve Comprehension (K-6) Presenter: Meredith Demma

Active Literacy Strategies for Today’s Classroom (4-9, ELL) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Lisa Callahan

Growing a Writer (K-6) (Writing) Presenter: Michelle Olson

A Picture Perfect Approach to Connecting Literacy and Science (K-6) (STEM) Presenter: Jen Gutierrez Teaching For Transfer is the Newest Instructional Shift (K-6, ELL, Spec) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Jennifer Kays Creating a Culture of Literacy (K-6, ELL, Admin) (Writing) Presenter: Adam Drummond

2:30 – 3:30

Are You Drowning in Student Misbehaviors? Help Has Arrived! (All) (Early Career) Presenters: Jennifer Moore, Joseph Smailis WeVideo - Beyond the Basics (K-9, Lib) (TECH) Presenter: Rhonda Jenkins Increase Family Engagement at Your School! (K-6, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Katie Russell Mindful Literacy: An Approach to Opening Students to a Healthier, More Meaningful Learning Experience (4-12, Spec, Admin) (SRL) Presenter: Mark Levine

New and Notable Books for Young Adults (Young Adult) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins

Winning (Some) Battles, But Losing the War? Class Management Strategies for Today (6-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) (Early Career) Presenter: Shawn Ryan

Vocabulary Strategies for All Students (K-8) Speaker: Danny Brassell

Assessing in Kindergarten...and Living to Tell About It! (PreK6, Admin) (Title I) Presenters: Amy Gerdes, Celia Jubelt

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Cultivating Student-to-Student Conversations Through Accountable Talk (K-9, ELL) (Title I) Presenters: Elissa Frazier, Meredith Lee

What Are the Rest of my Kids Doing? Fostering Independence in the Reading Workshop (All) Featured Speaker: Lindsey Moses

Title I Q&A (K-12, Admin) (Title I) Presenter: Oesterreich

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Social Justice Book Clubs in Middle School (6-12) Presenter: Christy Rush

Reading & Writing with the English Language Learner in Mind (4-9, ELL) (ELL) Presenters: Erin Metaxas, Sharon Brown, Jen Lippert, Casey Veitch, Stacie Noisey

Media Literacy for the 21st Century Learner (K-12, ELL, Spec) (TECH) Presenter: Jenny Lehotsky

Conferring With Confidence (K-9, Admin) Presenters: Mindi Rench, Sarah Avallone Is Disability Included in Your Diversity Library? (K-6, Spec, Univ, Lib) (Early Career) Presenters: Christina EdmondsBehrend, Jennifer Stringfellow Exploring Mentor Texts K-5 For Writing (K-6, Lib) (Coaching) Presenters: Dr. Jacqueline Cleven, Emily Sullivan, Diane Wesley, Lisa Winters, Natalie Brooks, Whitney Wheeler Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies (6-9) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Mary Richardson, Elizabeth Coe Supporting Young ELs in the Classroom (PreK-3, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Judy Matuszewski

3:45 – 4:45 Illinois Title I Association Meeting (ITA Members) (Title I) Presenter: Nancy Oesterreich

The Fluency Development Lesson: Effective Instruction/ Intervention for Struggling Readers (1-8) Featured Speaker: Timothy Rasinski In Defense of Read-Aloud (All) Featured Speaker: Steven L. Layne

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Reading and Writing Connections for Struggling Readers (K6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Bonnie Barksdale, Janet Gruenwald Strengthening Comprehension: Synthesizing in Nonfiction (K-6) Presenters: Vickie Greenfield, Sharon Spears, Joanna Wakeland, Mindy Garrison, Nicole Bistric Unlocking the Emergent Reading Behaviors of Young Children: Why Multi-day Read Alouds are the Key! (PreK-K) (Early Career) Presenters: Anna Jerabek, Linda Hamburg Teaching Point of View Through Film (6-12) (Writing) Presenter: Margaret Burns Increasing Writing Quantity and Quality While Decreasing Your Paper Load (4-12, ELL, Adult) (SRL) Presenter: Patti Tylka Teaching the Warm and Fuzzies: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning Through Middle School and Young Adult Literature (4-12, Spec, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Jeanette Brosam #TeachFurther: Design Dynamic Community Inspired Lessons (PreK-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) (STEM) Presenter: Rae Hughart

4:00 – 5:00

Up with Plants and Pollinators (K-8) Featured Speaker: Jane Kurtz

A World of Reading Resources (K-6, Spec) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Ann Marie Bauer Ross, Michelle Klasner

Print to Screen: Scaffolding Digital Literacy Development (K9) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Mary Hoch, Erin Davis The Wonder of Wonder: Using Children’s Literature About Accepting Differences (K-12, ELL, Spec, Univ, Lib) Presenters: Donna Wakefield, Melanie Koss It’s Not That Hard: Cognitive Rigor As a Path to Engagement for Every Reader (K-12) (Early Career) Presenter: Stephanie Moore

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Conference Sessions Saturday, October 6, 2018

Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Literature for the Diverse Classroom (K-9, ELL) (ELL) Presenters: Veronica Zamora, Rosario Santana

7:00 – 8:30

How Does Student to Student Blogging Affect Student Interest and Comprehension? (K-6) (Writing) Presenter: Sarah Recar

Saturday Breakfast Chasing Imperfections Featured Speaker: Kate Roberts

Breaking News: Story Grammar Around the World (All) Presenter: Carol Hanzlik-Chasnoff Conferring with Writers (K-12, ELL, Spec) (Writing) Presenter: Kristina Smekens

8:00 – 9:00 It’s the Truth – You’ve Got to Share Your Reading Life (4-9, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Anne Elliott, Mary Lynch

5:15 – 5:45 Annual Membership Meeting

Promoting Engagement and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms (K-6, Spec) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Regina Williams Simple Solutions to Improving Student Fluency (K-3) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Stacey Lavelle, Lea Pusko Representing the Rural Child in Literature (6-9, Lib) (Lib) Presenter: Jane Hertenstein

5:30 – 7:30 Preservice Teachers’ Pizza Party

6:15 – 8:15 Friday Banquet

The Reading Makeover Featured Speaker: Danny Brassell

Enriching and Developing Primary Writers with Wordless Picture Books (K-3) (Writing) Presenters: Renee Lefevre, Erin Hargadon Crash Course in ELA Standards: Creating a Standards-Aligned Assessment and Using a Standards-Aligned Rubric to Grade It (4-12) (Early Career) Presenter: Kathryn Jennings I Thought It Was Math. Why Do We Have To Read? (4-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Cathy D’Alessandro, Noelle Hoffmeister Letter Perfect Learning with 30 ABC Books (PreK-6, ELL, Spec, Lib) (ICARE) Presenter: Boomer Crotty Structure Sorts: Helping Young Readers Improve Understanding of Expository Texts (K-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Mary Hoch, Jana McNally Who Do Children See in Leveled Texts? A Content Analysis of Diversity (K-6) Presenters: Melanie Walski, Melanie Koss

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Feed Your Students Words and Watch Them Grow! (4-12, ELL) (ELL) Presenters: Jessica Doneske, Andrea Mear Reading for Empathy: Using Diverse Literature in the Classroom (4-6) (Lib) Presenter: Rachel Spenn Using Multicultural and Visual Literacy Approaches to Increase English Learners’ Reading Engagement and Comprehension: Sample Books and Teaching Tips. (K-9, ELL, Spec) (ELL) Presenter: Mariana Ricklefs One Book, One School - A How I Did It Event (K-12, Admin, Lib) (Lib) Presenter: Rhonda Jenkins Digging Deeper into Writer’s Workshop (K-6, Lib) (Writing) Presenters: Whitney Wheeler, Lisa Winters, Natalie Brooks, Diane Wesley, Emily Sullivan, Jackie Cleven

Who Wants A BLT? (Balanced Literacy and Technology) (K9, Admin) (TECH) Presenters: Roshaunda Henson, Meagan Dillon Exploring how Retrospective Miscue Analysis Impacts Student Self-Monitoring and Comprehension (K-12, Admin) (Early Career) Presenter: George Van Winkle Increase Feedback to Differentiate and Improve Student Writing (4-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Erika Eckart, Judi Van Erden Diversity, Equity, and Global Awareness: Using a CrossCurricular Approach to Reading the World (4-9) (Early Career) Presenter: Alexandria LaFaye Improving Teaching Methods to Build Students Self-Efficacy in Reading (K-3) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Angela Grubic Reflection & Goal Setting in the Classroom (PreK-12, ELL, Spec, Adults) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Rae Hughart

9:30 – 10:30

11:00 – 12:00

Becoming Culturally Responsive Teachers: What Does it Take? (All) Featured Speaker: Sonia Nieto Math Literacy: How Writing Your Own Multi-Step Story Problems Helps Confidence and Perseverance of Students (4-6, ELL) Presenter: Jamie Haseman Impact on Student Comprehension Through Teacher Scaffolding and Reader Response Activities (K-3) Presenter: Abby Schwarting What Does “Grit” Look Like in the Classroom? (All) Presenter: Michelle Mohr A Reading Program Without All of the Tests (PreK-9, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Amanda Fuger, Sarah Rowland Purposeful Play in the Kindergarten Classroom (PreK-K) (Early Career) Presenter: Laura Beth Hieser Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning (4-12) Presenter: Tiffany Ott The Ins and Outs of an Effective, Interactive Reading Workshop for Intermediate Grades Using Any Curriculum. (4-6, Admin) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Heather Cox 25 Books That Have Changed Children’s Lives (K-9, Lib) (ICARE) Presenter: Boomer Crotty Admin = Administrators

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Pink or Blue, Reading Really Is For You: Perspectives on Boys and Literacy (All) Featured Speaker: Janis Fitzsimmons Giving Students a Voice: Student-Led Discussions that Engage Everyone (6-9) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Christina Miller, Teresa Polson English Learners Language Continuum: A Framework To Individualize Instruction for English Language Learners (PreK3, ELL) (ELL) Presenters: Jill Henning, Karen Caldwell How are Characters with Dyslexia Portrayed in Children’s and Young Adult Literature? (K-12, Spec, Lib) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Sara Jozwik Retrospective Miscue Analysis in the Middle School (K-9) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Heather Torgler The Art of the Read Aloud with Intentional Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension of English Language Learners. (PreK-3, ELL) (ELL) Presenter: Laura Mudd Simple Ways to Help Foster a Love of Reading in Your Elementary School (K-6) (Reluctant Readers) Presenters: Deana Metzke, Jena Uptmor

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Visit the Exhibits

Smart Tips to Increase Engagement During Guided Reading (K9, ELL, Spec, Adult, Admin) Presenter: April Severino Using the Read Aloud to Build Agency and Social Empowerment (K-6, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Julie Johnson

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

Write Alouds (K-12, ELL, Spec) (Writing) Presenter: Ashley Borders Improving Content-Area Writing Using RAFT Strategies (4-12) (Writing) Presenter: Amy Finn

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Getting Boys To Read (6-9, Admin) (Reluctant Readers) Presenter: Mark Eichenlaub

Complimentary Refreshments 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Put the Play Back in Kindergarten! Integrating Play and Literacy Instruction (PreK-3, Spec, Admin) (Early Career) Presenter: Nicole Reichelt Less Stress, More Time on Task (6-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Admin) (Coaching) Presenter: Shawn Ryan

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

12:15 – 2:00

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Luncheon Say Yes: Strengthening Student Voice Through Literature Featured Speaker: Kwame Alexander

2:15 – 4:15

Complimentary Refreshments 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Workshop A Novel Approach: Balancing Whole Class Novels and Choice Featured Speaker: Kate Roberts

Hungry? The Peoria Civic Center Concession Stand will be open in the Exhibit Hall.

Saturday Afternoon Workshop What All Educators Can Learn About Teaching Emergent Bilingual Students Featured Speaker: Sonia Nieto

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Grab lunch and head to one of the lunch time sessions planned from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center.

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Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


2018 Conference Shirt Order Form

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BOOK CLUB

To register, return this form with payment by June 15, 2018 to Illinois Reading Council, 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B, Normal, IL 61761 or register online at www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org or fax to 309-454-3512 Join educators from all over the state in an online book club! Choose one or two books! Read, reflect on, and respond to A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts and/or Writers ARE Readers by Lester L. Laminack and Reba M. Wadsworth. These seven-week online discussions, beginning June 24, will help you see the power of whole class novels to build a community in your classroom and/or how a reader’s insights can be turned around to provide insights into their own writing. Participants who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours for each book club. Participants who participate in one book club during the summer will have the opportunity to participate in the other one during the fall session, which will be offered in October after the 2018 IRC Conference. Required for participation: • Gmail address (free at https://mail.google.com/). The Book Club uses Google Sites, which does not work with Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, etc. • Texts: A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts and/or Writers ARE Readers by Lester L. Laminack. Both texts are available through Heinemann (http://www.heinemann.com). Register by June 15, 2018 to participate in the book club. Registration is FREE for IRC Members. The cost for non-members is $45, which includes IRC membership for one year. Book club participants also have the opportunity to attend sessions with Kate Roberts and Lester Laminack at the 2018 IRC Conference. PLEASE NOTE: Conference registration and cost of book is not included. . ONE NAME ON EACH FORM Please print or type. Form may be reproduced.

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________WRITERS ARE READERS BOOK

________BOTH BOOKS

REGISTRATION (Check one): IRC Members:

Non-Members:

________BOOK CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE FOR IRC MEMBERS ________BOOK CLUB AND IRC MEMBERSHIP . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

$45.00

(From IRC Membership Form, indicate local council choice ____________________________)

METHOD OF PAYMENT

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (Sorry, no P.O.’s accepted!) Check (payable to IRC) Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

Signature ________________________________________

$_____________ Credit Card Expiration Date

Mo.

Yr.


Illinois Reading Council

CONFERENCE HOUSING RESERVATIONS

Conference Dates – Thursday, October 4; Friday, October 5; and Saturday, October 6, 2018 Special room rates have been negotiated at the hotels listed below. To obtain these special rates, reservations must be made directly with the hotel either by phone or online by August 15, 2018. Some of the East Peoria Hotels will provide guests with complimentary shuttle service to and from the Peoria Civic Center. Shuttle arrangements can be made directly with the front desk at each hotel. The Peoria Civic Center also has over 700 FREE parking spaces in the Marquee and Fulton Parking Lots. All conference meetings and meal functions will be held at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel.

Go to www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org Select Conference on the menu, then click on Reserve Housing Online!

DOWNTOWN HOTELS

EAST PEORIA HOTELS

Courtyard Peoria Downtown.................$127 533 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602 309-671-5050 Group Code: IL Reading Council 2018 Connected to Peoria Civic Center by a Skywalk

Embassy Suites East Peoria....................$145 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-694-0200 Group Code: IRC or IL Read Council by phone About 1.20 miles from the Peoria Civic Center

Four Points by Sheraton.........................$125 500 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL 61602 309-306-3424 Group Code: TBA - Block opens on May 1st About two blocks from the Peoria Civic Center

Fairfield Inn & Suites East Peoria.........$119 200 Eastlight Court, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-699-4100 Group Code: IL Reading Council About 2.25 miles from the Peoria Civic Center

Mark Twain Hotel...................................$135 225 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602 309-676-3600 Group Code: IRC18 - Phone Reservations Only About four blocks from the Peoria Civic Center

Hampton Inn East Peoria......................$125 11 Winners Way, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-694-0711 Group Code: IL Reading Council 2018 About 3.16 miles from the Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette............$127-147 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602 309-637-6500 Group Code: IL Reading Council 2018 Connected to Peoria Civic Center by a Skywalk

Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria..........$142 101 Holiday Street, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-698-3333 Group Code: IRC About 1.48 miles from the Peoria Civic Center

Special room rates end on August 15, 2018!


2018 IRC Conference Registration Form

Return this form with payment to: Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761 Or fax to: (309) 454-3512 Or register online at www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org

October 4 - 6, 2018 Peoria, Illinois

ONE NAME ON EACH FORM Please print or type. Form may be reproduced.

Name (Last)________________________________________ (First)____________________________________________________

School/Business_____________________________________ City_____________________________________________________ Home Address_______________________________________ City____________________ State____________ Zip____________ Telephone (

)____________________________ Email (Confirmations sent by email)_________________________________________

Position/Grade Level? ________________

Presenting at Conference? ___Yes ___ No

Are you an ILA member? ___Yes ___ No

Illinois Educator Information Number (IEIN)____________________________ (The IEIN will be used for ISBE to audit your PD Clock Hours only.)

REGISTRATION (check one) includes sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On or Before September 5, 2018 After September 5, 2018 Registration for IRC Member (Membership Number: ________________________) ____Current IRC Member – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175 $200 ____Current IRC Member – SATURDAY ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 $150 ____Retiree (Member) – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 $75 ____Preservice Teacher with Student ID (Member) – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . $25 $50 Combined Full Conference Registration ($170) & Membership ($45) – Savings of $5 ____Select Local Council from Membership Form (Council: ____________________) . . . $215 $240 Registration for Non-Member ____Non-Member – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 $275 ____Non-Member – SATURDAY ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 $225 ____Retiree (Non-Member) – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 $100 ____Preservice Teacher with Student ID (Non-Member) – FULL CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . $50 $75 OPTIONAL MEALS AND EVENTS Check choice of menu and include payment with registration. ____Thursday Breakfast (Peoria Civic Center Ballroom) . . . Enrique Feldman . . . . . . . FREE FREE _____FREE Donuts and Coffee ____Thursday Administrators Academy (Peoria Civic Center 222) . . . Mindy Pudlo . . . $20 $25 ____Thursday Luncheon (Peoria Civic Center Ballroom) . . . Lester L. Laminack . . . . . . $30 $35

_____Classic Greek Salad with Chicken

_____Classic Greek Salad with Chickpeas

____Thursday Luncheon (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . Brandon Mull . . . . . . . . . $30 $35 _____Chicken Caesar Salad _____Vegetarian Caesar Salad

____Thursday PSA Banquet (Peoria Civic Center Ballroom) . . . Gene Luen Yang . . . . . $40 $45

_____Rosemary & Garlic Airline Chicken _____Seasoned Vegetables Kebobs

____Thursday Illinois Reads Speed-Dating Event (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . . . $10 $15 ____Friday Breakfast (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . Carole Weatherford . . . . . . . . $20 $25

_____Cinnamon French Toast & Sausage

_____Cinnamon French Toast & Vegetarian Patty

_____Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad

_____Southwest Eggplant Salad

____Friday Luncheon (Peoria Civic Center Ballroom) . . . Dan Santat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $35 ____Friday Night Pizza Party for Preservice Teachers Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE FREE ____Friday Banquet (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . Danny Brassell . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 $45 _____Seared Chicken Breast _____Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Tart

____Saturday Breakfast (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . Kate Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 $25 _____Scrambled Eggs & Bacon _____Scrambled Eggs & Vegetarian Patty ____Saturday Luncheon (Marriott Marquette Ballroom) . . . Kwame Alexander . . . . . . . $35 $40 _____Open Faced Roast Beef _____Vegetable Lasagna

____Saturday Afternoon Workshop (Marriott Cotillion Ballroom) . . . Kate Roberts . . . . FREE FREE ____Saturday Afternoon Workshop (Marriott LaSalle Ballroom) . . . Sonia Nieto . . . . . . FREE FREE METHOD OF PAYMENT (Sorry, NO Purchase Orders accepted!)

Check (payable to IRC)

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$_____________

$_____________

Mo. Yr. Credit Card Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) Signature ________________________________________ Expiration Date Special Accommodations – Individuals who need special accommodations must make specific requests in writing to the IRC office at least three weeks prior to the conference. Cancellation/Refund Policy – Requests must be made in writing by September 1, 2018. Please see the complete policy under General Conference Information or at the IRC Website. Unless notified in writing, this registration constitutes an agreement that the registrant’s image, likeness, and appearance can be used in photographs of such events and activities.


GET INVOLVED!

BE A 2018 CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER

I would like to volunteer to work at the IRC Conference.

Name________________________________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________________________________________

City_________________________________ State______________ Zip______________________

Home Phone __________________________ Work Phone __________________________________

Email_______________________________________________________________________________

Local Council_________________________________________________________________________

1. While at the 2018 IRC Conference, I can volunteer to help for: __________ 1 hour, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ 2 hours, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ 3 hours, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ Thursday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Thursday afternoon block (1/2 day) __________ Friday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Friday afternoon block (1/2 day) __________ Saturday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Anytime, as needed. 2. I would prefer to help in one or more of the following areas: __________ Collect tickets at a meal function __________ Work at the registration booth __________ Help with book sales/autographing sessions __________ Help with the audio-visual equipment __________ Help with the special events and receptions __________ Help with the exhibits __________ Assist with collecting evaluations __________ Assist with putting up or changing room signs __________ Serve as a host for featured speakers __________ Help with the IRC Membership Booth/Treasure Chest __________ No preference, I will help as assigned.

Your Help Is Needed - Please Volunteer!

Please send by August 15, 2018 to: Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761-1836 Or, fill out the online form on the Conference Page at www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org.


MEMBERSHIP FORM

203 Landmark Drive, Suite B, Normal, IL 61761 Phone: 888-454-1341 E-mail: irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org Fax: 309-454-3512 Web: www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org

1 Please print or complete the form online.

Last Name _______________________________________

First Name _______________________________

Middle Initial ____________

Address _________________________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ City __________________________________________ Home Phone (

State ____________

) ________________________________________

Zip _____________________

Bus. Phone (

County _________________

) ________________________________________

School Name ___________________________________ District ______________________________ City _________________________ or Business/Institution _____________________________________________________________________ City _________________________ Are you a Preservice Teacher? _____ yes _____ no

2

College/University ______________________________________________________

3 List the dues amount of each council you are joining.

List the council(s) you wish to join.

$45 - One year membership $25 - Preservice Teacher membership

When you join, you receive membership in the IRC, as well as membership in a local or special interest council. You must select at least one of the councils listed on the back.

1._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4

5

6

Discount for multiple memberships.

If you join more than one local or special interest council at this time, each additional council is $15. Preservice teachers pay $5 for each additional council.

Return this form with payment to:

Illinois Reading Council ATTN: Membership Dept. 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761

Paying by credit card? Join Online or Fax: 309-454-3512

Total Before Discount ____________________ Discount ____________________ TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ____________________

Method of Payment: (Sorry, no P.O.’s accepted.)

Check

Credit Card Signature _______________________________ Expiration Date:

Mo

In our continuing effort to provide meaningful services to our members, IRC requests the following information.

Are you a member of the International Literacy Association (ILA)? a. ___ yes membership # _______________ expiration date ________________ b. ___ no Age

Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

(payable to IRC)

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

18-24 25-39 40-54 55 and over

Present Position

Classroom Teacher: a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___

preschool K-3 4-6 middle school/jr. high high school post Secondary

Years in Education Profession

Highest Degree Earned

Administrator:

Other:

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

0-4 5-14 15-29 30 and over

curriculum/reading supervisor building principal superintendent other_________________ _____________________

a. ___ Bachelors b. ___ Masters c. ___ Doctorate

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___ g. ___

librarian parent special ed. teacher gifted/talented teacher Title I /remedial reading specialist retired

Yr.

Professional Areas of Interest (Check 3)

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___ g. ___ h. ___ i. ___ j. ___ k. ___ l. ___ m. ___ n. ___ o. ___ p. ___ q ___ r. ___ s. ___ t. ___

administration adult literacy affective reading assessment children’s literature comprehension content area reading family literacy holistic reading multilingual/multicultural newspapers in education parents and reading reading for gifted students research study skills teacher education technology in reading Title I/remedial reading young adult literature young authors/writing


Illinois Reading Council Membership

Locations of IRC Local & Special Interest Council Regions by Counties

The annual membership of $45 includes membership in the Illinois Reading Council and a local or special interest council. The annual preservice teacher membership is $25 for one who has not been certified in the teaching profession and is working toward an initial teaching certificate. Please select the council(s) you wish to join from the list below. Residence in any of the designated council counties you join is not required. If you join more than one local or special interest council at this time, each additional council is $15. Preservice teachers pay $5 for each additional council. Follow the steps on the front of this form. REGION 1

REGION 7

REGION 4

(Boone, DeKalb, Winnebago, Eastern Lee & Ogle)

___ Northern Illinois Reading Council - ___ Black Hawk Reading Council -

(Rock Island, Mercer, Western Henry & Whiteside)

___ East Central-EIU Reading Council - (Moultrie, Shelby, Cumberland, Coles, Clark, Edgar, Douglas)

___ Northwestern Illinois Reading Council - (Jo Daviess, Stephenson,

___ Illinois Valley Reading Council - (Stark, Putnam, Marshall, Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Eastern Fulton, Mason)

___ Illini Reading Council - (Champaign,

Carroll)

___ Sauk Valley Reading Council - (Eastern Whiteside & Henry, Western Lee, Ogle, & Bureau) ___ Starved Rock Reading Council -

(LaSalle, Grundy, Kendall, Livingston, Eastern Bureau)

___ Mississippi Valley Reading Council -

within the Chicago city limits)

___ Lake Area Reading Council - (Western Lake, McHenry, Northwestern Cook)

___ Suburban Council of IRA (SCIRA) - (Eastern Lake, Northern Cook)

___ Western Illinois Reading Council -

(Henderson, Warren, Knox, McDonough, Hancock, Schuyler, Western Fulton)

REGION 5

REGION 8 ___ Lewis and Clark Reading Council - (Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington, Clinton)

___ National Road Reading Council -

(Bond, Effingham, Fayette, Marion)

REGION 9

___ South Suburban Reading Council - (Those parts of Cook Co. bounded on west by Will-Cook Rd., north by 115th St., and/or Chicago City limits)

___ Two Rivers Reading Council -

(Kankakee, Iroquois, Northern Ford)

___ Will County Reading Council -

(Will)

REGION 3 ___ Fox Valley Reading Council - (Kane)

___ Vermilion Valley Reading Council - (Vermilion)

(Adams, Brown, Pike, Scott, Greene, Calhoun)

REGION 2 ___ Chicago Area Reading Association (CARA) - (Chicago Area - Cook County

Piatt, Southern Ford)

___ South Eastern Reading Council (Lawrence, Richland, Crawford, Jasper, Edwards, Clay, Wabash, Wayne, White)

___ Southern Illinois Reading Council -

(Jefferson, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Alexander, Hardin, Pulaski, Massac, Jackson, Hamilton)

REGION 6

REGION 10

___ Prairie Area Reading Council -

___ Central Illinois Reading Council -

___ CIRP - (College Instructors of Reading

(Western DuPage County)

(Logan, Menard, Cass, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery)

___ West Suburban Reading Council -

___ Macon County Reading Council -

___ ICARE - (Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education)

(DuPage County east of Route 83 and those parts of Cook County west of Austin Boulevard excluding all areas within the Chicago city limits)

(Macon)

___ MID-State Reading Council - (McLean, DeWitt)

Professionals)

___ ILLC - (Illinois Language and Literacy Council )

___ ITA - (Illinois Title I Association) ___ SRL - (Secondary Reading League) 11-16


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MISSION

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The mission of the Illinois Reading Council is to provide support and leadership to all who promote and teach lifelong literacy.

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The Illinois Reading Council advocates for high-quality literacy opportunities that empower all learners. As a leading literacy organization, the IRC provides access to research, materials, and methodologies to teach literacy and promote lifelong learning. As an active wellorganized system of local and special interest councils and state committees, the IRC provides a supportive network for grass-roots involvement and the exchange of information for a diverse membership.

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