Culturally Responsive Literacy Conference
February 8-9, 2019
in Portland, OR
Limited seating! Register now!
Through December 15
After December 15
+$30 if attending author luncheon on Saturday (see info below)
Zaretta Hammond is a national education consultant, author and former writing teacher who focuses on making culturally responsive pedagogy understandable and practical for educators.
Dawnnesha W. Lasuncet
Friday, February 8th7:15am Check in & continental breakfast 8am - 3:45pm Conference
Full-Day Workshop with Zaretta Hammond
Reading is the Epicenter of Equity:
Using Culturally Responsive Teaching Design Principles to Build Literacy
In order to be college and career ready, students must be reading and writing at high levels. Yet, too many of our diverse students continue to struggle with literacy.
In this presentation, Ms. Hammond will examine the ways in which we can support students to build their skill and capacity as powerful readers using culturally responsive design principles.
In this day-long workshop, she will share how to:
- Build student word wealth that leads to more independent learning
- Select “enabling texts” over “disabling” texts
- Go beyond trite “diversity and inclusion” to create classroom libraries that empower
Saturday, February 9th7:45am Continental breakfast 8:30am - 2:30pm Conference
Morning Keynote: Dawnnesha Lasuncet , ODE Office of Equity & Inclusion
Saturday Luncheon with author Alex Gino
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
Join Alex Gino for lunch on Saturday to discuss how books act as tools for kids to engage in important conversations (that adults are often nervous to have with them!). Alex will also read from their latest book and sign books!
Books will be available at the conference to purchase. Plated lunch provided with your registered lunch ticket.
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.
Will the author's books be available to purchase? Yes, Maggie Mae's bookstore will have a limited number of Zaretta Hammond's and Alex Gino's books for sale at the conference.
Do I have to pay for parking? No!
Will refunds be given if I decide not to attend? No refunds, sorry!
Wasn't there a different Saturday keynote listed previously? Yes, Dr. Stephen Peters from the International Literacy Association had to cancel. We are excited to bring you Dawnnesha Lasuncet from ODE's Office of Equity & Inclusion
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