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2019 Summer Literacy Conference

ELA Literacy Summer Conference 2019

Literacy and the Whole Child

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Literacy Conference, an event that will include a variety of sessions and formats featuring literacy experts from across the state and country. This year's theme is Literacy for the Whole Child. Presenters will offer Georgia educators various professional learning opportunities to improve literacy instruction for all students. Tapping into the wealth of knowledge, research evidence, and collective wisdom of our literacy partners across the state will be a transformative experience for Georgia teachers and leaders!

 Registration

Additional Documents

Conference Schedule at a Glance 2019
Download Conference Flyer
Georgia Writing Project (GaWP)
Featured Authors

Please email any questions to literacy4GA@doe.k12.ga.us.

Important Details

When: July 9-11, 2019
Where: Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA
Who: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, School/District Leaders, Media Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Paraprofessionals, Informal Learning Practitioners, Family and Community Partners 

Tentative Schedule for the Conference:

Day 1 – July 9, 2019 – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

• Check in & Registration 
• Pre-conference Sessions 
• Networking – IGNITE Sessions 

Day 2 – July 10, 2019 – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

• Full-day Conference 
• Opening Sessions and Keynotes
• Concurrent Sessions: Format – panel, roundtable discussion, workshop, book study

Day 3 – July 11, 2019 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

• Looking Forward 
• Closing-day Sessions

Unique Features of the Conference:

• Lunch and Learn with Newbery Winner Matt de la Peña
• Keynotes by nationally known authors
• Variety of interactive session formats, including workshops, panels, and roundtables
• Numerous sessions featuring evidence-based practices for instruction
• Opportunities for specialized facilitated team time
• Workshops facilitated by Georgia’s Writing Project sites
• In-depth sessions to develop school-family-community partnerships
• Session strands aligned to Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement:  Coherent Instructional System, Effective Leadership, Family and Community Engagement, Professional Capacity, and Supportive Learning Environment
• Opportunity to customize your conference experience to meet your needs by pre-registering for exclusive events:
     o Elementary book study and workshop led by Dr. Susan Hall
     o Secondary book study and workshop led by Cris Tovani
     o Workshop facilitated by Matt de la Peña
     o Mini Writing Project institute

Cost of Attendance:

• Full Conference (July 9-11; Tuesday-Thursday): $250
• One Day Conference (July 10; Wednesday): $200
• Customizable Features:
     o Elementary book study and workshop led by Dr. Susan Hall ($20 & includes study materials; capped at 200 participants)
     o Secondary book study and workshop led by Cris Tovani ($20 & includes study materials; capped at 200 participants)
     o Workshop facilitated by Matt de la Peña (no additional cost; capped at 150 participants)
     o Mini Writing Project institute ($20 & includes institute materials; capped at 75 participants)

 Registration

Please email any questions to literacy4GA@doe.k12.ga.us.

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