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Annual Conference

Culturally Responsive Literacy Conference

Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond

Zaretta Hammond's book Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain
Ms. Hammond is a national education consultant, author and former writing teacher who focuses on makingculturally responsive pedagogy understandable and practical for educators.
Dr. Stephen Peters

Dr. Stephen Peters

Dr. Stephen Peter's book Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners
Dr. Peters is Superintendent of LaurensSchool District 55 in Laurens, SC. Hisexperiences have been in schools thatmade significant growth in short periods of time, thus resulting in both National and State Blue Ribbon distinction.
Alex Gino

Alex Gino

Alex Gino's book George
Alex Gino loves glitter, ice cream, gardening, awe-ful puns, and stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of being alive. They would take a quiet coffee date with a friend over a loud and crowded party any day. Alex is proud to have been an activist and advocate for LGBTQ+ communities since 1997. Born and raised on Staten Island, NY, they now enjoy living in Oakland, CA. Alex is author of middle grade novels You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!and the Stonewall Award-winning George.

February 8-9, 2019

Portland, OR

Through December 15

Members $195Non-members $230

After December 15

Members $225Non-members $260
+$30 if attending author luncheon


Friday, Feb 8th

Keynote & Workshop: Zaretta Hammond

Saturday, Feb 9th

Keynote: Dr. Peters

Saturday Luncheon with author Alex Gino

Join Alex to discuss books as tools for kids to engage in important conversations (that adults are often nervous to have with them). Plated lunch provided.

8 Super Saturday Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Offered at grade bands K-5 and 6-12, linking to the conference theme of Culturally Responsive Literacy!
+ Exhibit hall featuring educational publishers and literacy organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register? Click here for registration information.

Where will the conference be held? At the Holiday Inn & Conference Center (8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland), see map

Are PDUs provided? Yes!

Is graduate credit available? Yes! Payment / sign up will be at the conference.

Do I have to pay for parking? No!

Will refunds be given if I decide not to attend? No refunds, sorry!

More Questions? Contact Beth Elliott at professionaldevelopment@oregonread.org for questions about conference content.

For registration information, contact Diana Sohn at membership@oregonread.org.