#ILA15: One Week and Counting!

This summer is a FEAST of professional development for me.  I had the great fortune of being accepted for two weeks of learning at TCRWP for Writing and Reading Institutes. (You can check out my public learning log under the “Recent Posts” at the right.)  Next weekend I will be in St. Louis for ILA.

How are you preparing for your learning?

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What information do you need to KNOW before you look at specific sessions?

Do you look for specific PEOPLE?

Do you look for specific TOPICS?

Here’s the link to the 16 page preview guide pictured above.

I used the search tool to create a DRAFT LIST of those I know that I MUST see.

Chris Lehman –  Sunday, Writing from Sources is more than. . .”The Text Says”

Jennifer Serravello – Sunday, Accountability, Agency, and Increased Achievement in Independent Reading

Nell Duke – Saturday, A Project-Based Place

Lester Laminack, Linda Rief, and Kate Messner – Saturday, The Writing Thief:  Using Mentor Text to Teach the Craft of Writing

Penny Kittle and Donalyn Miller – Sunday, Complex, Rigorous and Social: Fostering Readerly Lives

and then added in others previously marked in the program:

Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan – They are authors of the book Assessment in Perspective: Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers.

Dana Johansen and Sonja Cherry-Paul – Preconference Institute – Friday, Reading with Rigor:  Interpreting Complex Text Using  Annotation and Close Reading Strategies

Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins – They are the authors of Reading Wellness. Check out a bit of their work here.

Kylene Beers and Bob ProbstNotice and Note and Nonfiction version to be out in October.

Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey – Many, many ELA texts involving Gradual Release of Responsibility

Other faves that I hope to see at ILA15 include:  Vicki Vinton and Dorothy Barnhouse – What Readers Really Do; Dr. Mary Howard – Good to Great; and ANY and ALL TCRWP folks!

And?

Any Two Writing Teacher Slicers? – please say hello in person!

Any #G2Great chatters?

Any #TCRWP afficionados?

I’m ready to rename ILA15 as “Gateway to the STARS!” as I look at this line up of literacy greats.  What great learning opportunities and I’m still at the pre-planning stage.  (Maybe I will find Hermione’s secret so that I can be in at least two locations at the same time!)

Who would you add to this list?

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14 responses

  1. Allison Jackson | Reply

    Wow, Fran, EVERYBODY in one place. Lucky you! Happy for you!

    1. Allison,
      #ILA15 is the new Literacy Reality show. What a lineup! Amazing learning! ❤

  2. See you there Fran! I agree…an amazing lineup with exponential learning!

    1. JoAnne,
      We will have to meet up sometime! So much fun to have a F2F convo with folks about learning!

  3. What an amazing lineup, Fran. Looking forward to learning from you!

    1. I know. Many of the brightest minds in literacy! So much learning!

  4. Your head my explode with all this summer learning! I will be there too. Maybe we can meet up sometime. They will be busy days!

    1. We need to have an informal slicer gathering. Maybe an early morning meet up? Let’s stay in touch!

  5. I am loving learning from you this summer! Keep it coming, Fran!

    1. It’s been a fun summer! Can’t wait to see what I learn at #ILA15!

  6. Wish I could be there – Chris Lehman’s session would be at the top of my list. I have had so many conversations with teachers and students about moving past “the text says.” I know that as always, you will be generous with sharing your learning and look forward to following on Twitter!

    1. Taylor,
      I hate how the world seems to end with . . .
      “and the text says”. Amazing learning ahead!

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