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A Conference Like No Other! • Size – Unlike typical conferences, Judson is limiting registration to a maximum of 200 participants (100 registration slots for teachers in grades K-3 and 100 slots for teachers in grades 4-8). This conference allows teachers to actually talk with the speakers — an opportunity quickly lost in large crowds at conferences.
• Peace of Mind – You won’t have to fight for a seat after you have paid good money to attend. At the Literacy in Motion Conference, teachers select either a K-3 program or a 4-8 program. Attendees are guaranteed the opportunity to attend every session geared to their grade-level grouping — and are promised a seat! • Convenience – Located right on the Judson University campus at I-90 and Rte. 31 in Elgin, we are easy to find. A wide range of hotels and restaurants are nearby. • Price – Teachers often pay $200 to attend a one-day national seminar that provides only one speaker and no meals. How about four days, loads of speakers, and four fabulous meals for a very reasonable price? Those who register by April 15, 2014, may attend for $290! Parking is FREE! • Schedule – Every day is totally different! Day One features an overthe-top opening keynote and full breakfast followed by two half-day workshops. Day Two allows participants to hear author/illustrator keynotes before moving to breakout sessions focused on using the keynote speakers’ books in the classroom. Day Three offers a morning workshop and rotating sessions in the afternoon. Day Four concludes with a dynamic half-day workshop and our “Great Give-Aways.” Lunch is provided Monday-Wednesday.
Creekside South Education Building 1151 N. State Street | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847.628.1105 | Fax 847.628.1108 JudsonU.edu/LiteracyinMotion ATTEND FOUR-DAY EVENT AND EARN 18 CPDUs OR ENROLL JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion FOR GRADUATE CREDIT! LITERACY THIS IN MOTION 2014
TUESDAY — JUNE 17, 2014 — LIGHTING A FIRE FOR LITERACY! BECOME OUTSPOKEN BY BREAKFAST
Sara Holbrook has helped kids find their voices through poetry in schools located on nearly every continent of the world! Poetry is a tremendously powerful mode of language—capable of leaving a strong footprint on our hearts and minds, and Sara’s unparalleled skill as both writer and performer is sure to ignite our morning with her address: Becoming Outspoken!
SENSATIONAL SNAPSHOTS WITH SARA
High Impact Writing: Teachers like it, kids love it, why not use it? Poet Sara Holbrook will demonstrate how poetry is more than an art product; it is “snapshot writing” and can be a vehicle for learning in all content areas. From activating prior knowledge to summarization and assessment, this workshop will clarify how snapshot writing strengthens literacy and content knowledge in diverse learners. Sara’s morning workshop will be geared to K-3 teachers while her afternoon workshop will be designed for teachers working with students in grades 4-8.
DOUBLE DOSE OF DOUG FISHER
One of America’s foremost authorities on close reading just happens to be a fabulous presenter as well! Our 4-8 teachers can look forward to a two-hour experience with Dr. Fisher in the morning as they attend his workshop Teaching Students in Grades 4-8 to Read Like Detectives. Without close reading and discussion of complex texts, students fail to learn how to read, think, write, and act critically. They need high quality instruction if they are going to learn to read like detectives. In this engaging workshop, Doug Fisher will lead participants through the steps required to make this happen. In the afternoon, Doug will present a workshop to K-3 teachers entitled Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions with K-3 students. As part of close reading, students encounter a text and read that text several times, often for different purposes and based on different questions. In this workshop, Dr. Fisher will focus on the procedures of a close reading for students in the primary grades and examine the role of vocabulary and background knowledge in developing students’ understanding. He will also help participants examine questions teachers ask or students pose that require a deeper understanding and stronger evidence from the text.
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WEDNESDAY — JUNE 18, 2014 — AUTHORS . . . ILLUSTRATORS . . . BOOKS! PICTURE BOOK AUTHOR IDOL
Scientific studies suggest that the small wings and large bodies of bumble bees should make it impossible for them to fly. Fortunately, no one told the bumble bees! Award-winning author Denise Brennan-Nelson is planning to encourage all of us to defy the odds in a thought-provoking and inspirational presentation entitled Do You Bee-lieve?
HEARING THE HEART OF BEN MIKAELSEN
Ben’s address Finding the Heart of a Story is guaranteed to accomplish two goals: inspire and inform our conference participants as he tells of the challenges he has faced in writing his books for tweens and teens. His presentation will allow our LIM audience a wonderful view inside his research as he uncovers the emotions that bring the heart to each story. Such experiences include raising a 750 pound black bear, flying to the North Pole, living with the homeless, working with dolphins, attending Space Camp, going undercover with drug enforcement agents and living with the Maasai in Africa.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!
Wednesday we expect to see crowded hallways as our focus turns entirely to books and authors for an entire day of the conference! Expanded bookstore hours allow a greater chance for those who snuck the credit card out of the house to put it to good use! Lori Algrim ’13, Angie Gulliford ’13, and Kristen Marchiando ’13 have spent an entire school year sharing the work of author Denise Brennan-Nelson with their K-3 students. Join them to discover the very best ways to bring those books to life in your classroom. Meanwhile, Shane Jensen ’13, Amber Reedy ’13, and Heather Kraus ’13 spent the past school year using Ben Mikaelsen’s books with their intermediate and middle-grade students! They are excited to share all the ways our 4-8 teachers will be able to generate excitement with Ben’s books in their classrooms. Every year our conference evaluations tell us that the popular book-talking duo of Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker and Dr. Maria Walther is a combination we should not mess with—and we are very good at listening to our evaluations. So . . . they keep reading—and reading—and reading . . . so they can be ready to offer their sessions on the latest books for kids in grades K-3 and 4-8. These MLIT professors are sure to give you plenty of assigned reading for the 2014-2015 school year!
Lori Algrim, Angie Gulliford, and Kristen Marchiando
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Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker and Dr. Maria Walther
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THURSDAY — JUNE 19, 2014 — ON THE MOVE OPEN YOUR MIND TO PETER JOHNSTON
What a way to start the day – a morning workshop with Peter Johnston! This workshop will reveal how our language choices and other classroom decisions affect children’s development as caring, collaborative problem solvers and how focusing on learners’ engagement affects their development, individually and collectively. The workshop Opening Minds—Using Language to Change Lives will demonstrate how apparently small changes in classroom practice leverage larger changes not only in achievement, but in school behavior, self-regulation, literacy learning, and, among other things, happiness (yes, happiness)!
IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY
MLIT Professor Nancy Hatcher believes that every child matters in our classrooms, so how do we accomplish the lofty goal of building an all-inclusive classroom community? Her presentation entitled Building Community in a Literacy Classroom will engage your heart as she demonstrates literacy strategies using 21st century tools in a fast-paced and energizing session for K-3 educators.
IT’S ALL ABOUT INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Join Sarah Ortloff ’10 for the workshop Informational Text: The Heart of Good Instruction in K-3 Classrooms! How do we take informational text, weave it into the fabric of our days, and scaffold instruction to make this text type not only accessible for all learners but a source of wonder and excitement? You’ll get to the heart of the matter in this idea-packed session that will leave you with practical and engaging ideas you can put to use in your classroom as soon as the school doors open for kids again.
MLIT Grad Laura Feldt ’10 has been tackling boys—and her game isn’t football—it’s reading! Her workshop Focusing in on Boys Who Can Read but Don’t Want To will share ideas for creating a book club for boys who can read but who are uninterested in and disengaged from text. The organization of the meetings, strategies to motivate boys, and a book list specifically for boys in grades 4-8 will be shared. The use of technology to motivate boys between book club meetings will also be demonstrated.
Science and social studies texts can be so difficult for students to comprehend! Join Judson University professors Joy Towner and Kristen Stombres for their session Deepening Comprehension in Content-Area Texts as they share and model a variety of literacy strategies that enhance the CCSS and deepen students’ understanding of content area texts. Joy Towner and Kristen Stombres LITERACY IN MOTION 2014 | 4
FRIDAY — JUNE 20, 2014 — FINISHING STRONG PENNY KITTLE TO WOW THE LITERACY IN MOTION CROWD
Penny Kittle has been requested again and again by our audiences over the years, and we were finally able to secure her agreement to appear at our conference! So, her morning workshop Learning Voyages in a GPS World should have every seat filled. Learning lasts when we launch into discoveries in writing: pursuing interests, seeking understanding, and learning from the process of other writers. Penny plans to help our audience explore a balance between leading students as writers and following them in the tradition of Donald Graves. Plan for a powerhouse session from a long-awaited speaker to close out the 2014 conference!
WONDERING ABOUT… …Handouts? Every effort is made to secure from our speakers any handouts pertinent to their presentations at the Literacy in Motion Conference. One of the ways we are able to keep the cost of the conference so reasonable is by posting handouts at the conference website main page for interested participants. Handouts are posted as soon as we receive them from our speakers and remain up for two weeks following the conference. ...Graduate Credit? Graduate credit (1-3 hours) is available for the Literacy in Motion Conference. All pertinent information for registering and explanations of requirements can be accessed via the main conference page at www.JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion. …the Master of Education in Literacy Program at Judson U? The program we call “MLIT” has quickly achieved a reputation as the premiere masters program in Northern Illinois in the field of literacy—drawing not only first-time masters students but teachers pursuing a second masters degree as well! This one-year degree program is geared for highly professional teachers who are passionate about improving their instruction.
Judson University’s Master of Education in Literacy Program If you’re passionate about inspiring students to become lifelong readers and writers and have the motivation to complete an accelerated degree program – you belong in the Master of Education in Literacy program at Judson University. Designed for practicing classroom teachers, our program allows you to quickly cultivate the skills and knowledge that will build a fire for reading and writing in the hearts and minds of your students. You’ll also learn the basic principles and instructional approaches needed to successfully teach your students who are second-language learners. Both practical and stimulating, the Judson program is grounded in time-tested, research-based literacy practices.
“The incredibly strong relationship between and among my colleagues in MLIT and the faculty is what makes the program unique. The collaborative environment fosters a foundation in literacy practices that is transformational for everyone.” Sarah Howe - Southbury Elementary School, Oswego “The MLIT faculty fostered teaching best practices that immediately impacted my classroom and my students. My graduate program was a transcendent experience.” Tom Davies - Burlington Central High School, Burlington
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014 7:45-8:30 A.M.
BREAKFAST KEYNOTE “Becoming Outspoken” with Sara Holbrook
10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. WORKSHOPS 12:30-1:15 P.M.
COOK-OUT at JUDSON in/outside of the Campus Dining Room BOOK SALES
1:30-3:30 P.M. WORKSHOPS 3:30-4:00 P.M.
K-3 with Sara Holbrook 4-8 with Doug Fisher
K-3 with Doug Fisher 4-8 with Sara Holbrook
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 8:00-8:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE with Denise Brennan-Nelson
10:00-11:15 A.M. SESSIONS Using Denise Brennan-Nelson’s Books in the K-3 Classroom—Lori Algrim, Angie Gulliford, and Kristen Marchiando
Hot New Reads for 4-8 Students —Dr. Karen Biggs-Tucker
11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. KEYNOTE with Ben Mikaelsen 12:30-1:45 P.M.
LUNCH in the Campus Dining Room
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Using Ben Mikaelsen’s Books in the 4-8 Classroom —Shane Jensen, Amber Reedy, and Heather Kraus Best New Books for K-3 Readers —Dr. Maria Walther
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING JudsonU.edu/LiteracyInMotion
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014 8:30-11:30 A.M.
WORKSHOP with Peter Johnston
ORIENTATION / ROTATION
11:45 A.M.-1:00 P.M. LUNCHEON in the Campus Dining Room 1:15-2:15 P.M.
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 8:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
WORKSHOP with Penny Kittle
CLOSING, CPDUs, EVALUATION, GREAT “GIVE-AWAYS,” 2015 CONFERENCE PREVIEW!
BOOK SALES & AUTOGRAPHING
LITERACY IN MOTION 2015
PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR Tuesday - Friday, June 23 - 26, 2015
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Return a copy of this form and submit payment to: ATTN: Ramona Baerwolf Graduate Programs in Literacy Education Judson University 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123 rbaerwolf@JudsonU.edu 847.628.1105 | Fax: 847.628.1108 JudsonU.edu/LiteracyinMotion
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Registration Form — Literacy in Motion, June 17-20, 2014 Please PRINT or TYPE. Name (Last) ____________________________________________ (First)______________________________ Home Street Address_____________________________________ Home Phone________________________ City________________________ State____ _Zip Code__________ Cell Phone__________________________ Home E-mail Address _______________________________________________________________________ School Name ______________________________________________________________________________ School Street Address_____________________________________________ District #_________________ City________________________ State_____Zip Code___________ School Phone _____________________ School E-mail Address _____________________________________________ Grade Level ______________ When sessions split, I will attend (select only one)
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Meals include a plated breakfast and lunch cook-out on Tuesday and luncheon buffets on Wednesday and Thursday. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices will be available.
REGISTRATION: You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your registration has been processed. Conference materials will be mailed to your home address in June. Registration includes all sessions, workshops, keynotes, and autographing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as well as one breakfast and three lunches.
Judson MLIT Registrants postmarked before April 15, 2014 $265
Early Registrants postmarked before April 15, 2014 $290
All Registrants postmarked after April 15, 2014 $320
Registration Deadline – individuals interested in registering after June 1, 2014, should call 847.628.1105 to confirm space availability prior to registering. No on-site registrations will be possible for this event. Special Accommodations – individuals who need any form of special accommodations must make detailed and specific requests in writing to the Office of Graduate Programs in Literacy Education at least four weeks prior to the conference. Cancellation/Refund Policy – Requests must be made in writing by June 1, 2014. ATTN: Ramona Baerwolf, Graduate Programs in Literacy Education, Judson University, 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123.
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