Schedule

Thursday, October 21

Time Event Location
8:00-9:00 Registration Breakfast

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

9:00-10:00 Opening Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lesa Cline-Ransome

10:00-10:30 Book Signing / Break Lesa Cline- Ransome and James Ransome
10:30-11:30 Session 1 - General Session

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

The Best Children's Books of the Year - Gene Nelson and other esteemed librarians

11:45-12:30 Session 2

 

Keynote breakout - James Ransome


 

We are reading! Generating a community of readers through literacy month activities - Andrea Sluga and Sally Baird


 

Using Discussion Protocols to Expand Classroom Discourse and Promote Equity - Makenzie Selland


 

Pairing Literacy and the Arts - Lindsey Smith

12:30-1:00 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:00-2:00 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Carmen Oliver

2:00-2:15 Break and Book Signing Carmen Oliver and Kristin Chandler
2:15-3:00 Session 3

 

Keynote breakout - Margaret Peterson- Haddix


 

Reading Engagement in the Elementary Classroom - Teri Webb


 

YA Lit, Discussions, and Empathy in Secondary Classrooms - Thomas Smith


 

Visual Literacy, Children, and Picture Books: Using Caldecott  Award Winning Books as a Springboard to Artistic Engagement - Gene Nelson

3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-3:30 Presentation

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Sponsors and Award Presentation

3:30-4:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Kristin Chandler

4:30-5:00 Book Signing Kristin Chandler and Margaret Peterson Haddix
5:00-6:00

Special Event

$5

 MAKE-AND-TAKE - GRINDELWALD
7:00-8:30

Special Event

Additional Cost

DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS - BLUE BOAR INN

Limited to 33 people (must be attending the whole conference)

Get up close and personal at the "Dinner with the Authors" event Thursday evening.  In this exclusive event, attendees will dine and visit at tables with the conference authors and illustrators.

7:00-8:30

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

PAJAMA PARTY

Keri Measom-Francis

8:30-9:00

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

ZERMATT GAZEBO

Storytelling Under the Stars with Deb Escalante

Friday, October 22

Time Event Location
8:00-8:30 Registration Breakfast

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

8:30-9:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

James Ransome

9:30-10:00 Book Signing / Break James Ransome and Lesa-Cline Ransome
10:00-10:45 Session 4

 

Keynote breakout - Carmen Oliver


 

Exploring the SEEd Standards through Literature - Krista Ruggles


 

Picture Books Aren’t just for Kids: Using Multimodal Novels in the Secondary Classroom - Mandy Luszeck


 

"Phonemic Awareness - It's kind of a big deal!" - Selene Carlson and Jill Rucker

10:45-11:00 Break  
11:00-11:45 Session 5

 

Keynote breakout - Kristen Chandler


 

Elementary reading strategies for developing skilled readers - Lynne Lowe


 

Reading Deeply Makes a Difference - Teresa Pugmire


 

Visual Literacy, Children, and Picture Books: Using Caldecott  Award Winning Books as a Springboard to Artistic Engagement - Gene Nelson

11:45-12:00 Break  
12:00-12:45 Session 6

 

Keynote breakout - Lesa Cline Ransome


 

Buzzing about the Beehive Books - Anna Zanarini and members of the Children's Literature Association of Utah


 

Shine some light on nonfiction reading with the Roots of Knowledge stained glass windows - Deborah Rowley


 

Reading Incentives – What Helps Students Most? - Lorilynn Brandt, Douglas Gardner, Ann Sharp and Read-A-Difference

12:45-1:15 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:15-2:15 Closing Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Margaret Peterson Haddix

2:15-2:45 Book Signing Margaret Peterson Haddix and Carmen Oliver

 

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