2015 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

Conference Registration available from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

  • Dinner with the authors - 6:30 pm
    • Share dinner at Z's Restaurant with our keynote speakers - Ally Condie, Dorren Rapport, Matt Tavares, and Linda Gambrell
    • Limited to 25 participants
    • Tickets available - in advance only - for $30 (dinner included)

 

  • Opening Reception and Book Tasting Tea Party - 8:00 pm
    • Kick off the conference with a free Book Tasting High Tea
    • Explore books from different genres and levels while you get to know other conference attendees
    • Light refreshments included
    • Free and open to all conference attendees

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

 

Time

Event

Location

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

9:00-10:00

Matt Tavares

Opening Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Illustrating Nonfiction: Bringing History to Life
Matt Tavares

10:15-11:00

Gene Nelson

Session 1

General Session

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Best of Children’s Books of 2015
Amy Jameson, Anna Zanarini, Danyelle Leach, & Gene Nelson

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists

11:00 - 11:30

Book Signing / Break

 Matt Tavares

11:30-12:15

Session 2

GRINDLEWALD

She Writes, He Draws
Doreen Rappaport and Matt Tavares

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

DAVOS

Not Just For Babies:  New Essential Picture Books for the Middle and High School Classroom
Cindy Mitchell

Intended Audience: Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists

INTERLAKEN

Reading is an Adventure!
Becky Giles

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers

12:30 - 1:00

Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees 

1:00 - 2:00

readers

Keynote

Getting Students Hooked on the Reading Habit
Linda Gambrell

2:00 - 2:30

Book Signing / Break

Linda Gambrell

2:30 - 3:15

Session 3

GRINDLEWALD

Early Childhood Reading and Writing . . .  Ready, Set, Go!
Anne Warner

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers

DAVOS

Buckle up and Hang On!: An Accelerated Crash Course in YA Lit
Gene Nelson

Intended Audience: Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

INTERLAKEN

Comprehensible Input in Read-Alouds for Second Language Learners
Jamie Leite

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

3:30-4:15

Session 4

GRINDLEWALD

The Books of My Life: Stories that Matter
Ally Condie

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

DAVOS

UVU's Read A Difference Toolkit for Motivating Readers: Want to Know More?
Ann Sharp and Lorilynn Brandt

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

INTERLAKEN

¡Vivan los Cuentos! Selecting Culturally Authentic Literature for your Latino/Hispanic Children and Their Families
Juan Tomás Lee Morales

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists

4:30 - 6:30

Special Event

GRINDLEWALD

Make and Take

6:30-7:15

Awards Dinner

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

7:15-7:30

Awards Presentation

Engaged Public Librarian of the Year
Engaged School Librarian/Media Specialist of the Year 
Innovative Reading Program Awards

7:30-8:15

Prisoner reading

Keynote

Reading a Difference and Changing Lives
Helen Warner

Imagine being far from your children, both physically and emotionally,with your heart aching to reach out to them in some way. What could you do?  Helen Warner will share her experiences as she has audio-recorded women in custody reading to their children, and the impact it has made when each incarcerated mother's child receives the CD of the recording and the book in the mail.

8:15-9:00

Steffani Raff

Storytelling

Steffani Raff

Steffani, storyteller and author, connects with her audience through her signature style: humor with heart. “Her amazing stories remind us that love conquers all, fear can be overcome, and everyone has a hero inside.” –Eliot Wilcox, director Timpanogos Storytelling Institute.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23



8:00-8:30

Breakfast

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

8:30-9:30

Ally Condie

Keynote

Telling Your Own Story: Helping Struggling Readers Write
Ally Condie

9:30-10:00

Book Signing/Break

Ally Condie

10:00-10:45

Session 5

GRINDLEWALD

Mission Possible: Reaching All Readers
Linda Gambrell

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers

DAVOS

Tell Your Own Story: How to Help Students Publish Their Creative Writing Efforts
Sandie Waters

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers

INTERLAKEN

Using Active Movement, Music & Dance to Develop and Enhance Early Literacy Skills
Anna Zanarini

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

11:00-11:45

Session 6

GRINDLEWALD

Engagement in Reading: Student Research in the Read-A-Difference Fellowship
Emily Jensen, James McGraw, Melissa Cadet, and Stephanie Acerson

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers

DAVOS

Interdisciplinary Learning: Ideas and Inspiration for Projects that Combine Literacy and the Content Areas in Meaningful Ways 
Makenzie Selland, Tom Smith, and Teacher Candidates

Intended Audience: Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers

INTERLAKEN

Literary Learning and Graphic Mapping: A Proven Approach to Accelerate Reading, Learning, Thinking, and Creating
Debora Escalante, Scott Flox and Cally Flox

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers

11:45-12:15

Book Signing / Break

Ally Condie, Doreen Rappaport, Matt Tavares and Linda Gambrell

12:15 - 1:00

Session 7

GRINDLEWALD

Creating Growing Up Pedro
Matt Tavares

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists

DAVOS

Real Reading: Ideas to Engage and Create Readers in Your Classroom 
John Scovill

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists, Administrators

INTERLAKEN

The Power of Books in the Hands of a Child
Genan Anderson

Intended Audience: Elementary Teachers, Librarians/Media Specialists

1:00-1:30

Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:30-2:30

Closing Keynote

Bring 'Em Back Alive: Writing History for Kids
Doreen Rappaport

 2:30-3:00

 Book Signing

Doreen Rappaport

 Dorren Rappaport books