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NCTE and Other Information

I get asked a few times a week where I will be speaking next or whether I do a certain type of work with educators.  While most of my time is spent in room 235d, Oregon Middle School, with my incredibly funny and also rightfully demanding 7th graders, I am on the road once or twice a month, sometimes more.  Summers I am on the road a lot.  I love this work with other educators, it is one of the biggest honors and challenges that I have, and yes, I am always interested in working with districts.  Being with educators and brainstorming with them is an incredible adventure and I walk away with more knowledge every single time.

So just in case, you are wondering what type of work I do and where I will be, check here.

If you are wondering what types of session I lead, check here.

NCTE is coming up soon and besides NerdCamp it is my favorite conference of the year.  Not only do I get to present alongside incredible people, but I also get to learn so much.  So if you will be at NCTE, here is where I will be for sure.  (Other times I will be in the exhibit hall browsing books or sitting in sessions – don’t be afraid to say hi if you want).


Amplify!: Strategies for Elevating Student Voice in the Classroom and Beyond
Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Presenting alongside: Valeria Brown, Matthew Homrich-Knieling, Julie Jee, Christie Nold and José Luis Vilson 


Cultivating Students’ Voices in the Reading/Writing Workshop
Friday, November 16, 2018 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Leading roundtables with:  Nancy Akhavan, Pam Allyn, Gretchen Bernabei, Jim Burke, Rose Cappelli, Harvey Daniels, Dr. Lynne Dorfman, Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser,Mary Howard, Ellin Keene, Brian Kissel, Dr. Lester Laminack, Patty McGee, Donalyn Miller, James Nageldinger, Linda Rief, Pernille Ripp, Evan Robb, Laura Robb andNancy Steineke. 

Creating Passionate Reading Communities: Practical Tools to Engage Every Child, Every Day 
Friday, November 16, 2018 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Presenting alongside: Penny Kittle and Donalyn Miller

Breaking Down Stereotypes and Stigmas One Book at a Time
Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Presenting alongside:  Leah Henderson, K.A. Holt, Laura Shovan, and Elly Swartz


CEL Keynote – Passionate Readers
I hope our paths cross.

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