Schedule

Registration for the 2019 conference is now closed.

Thursday, November 7

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

Welcome to My Publishing World - Jerry Pallotta

10:00-10:30 Book Signing / Break  
10:30-11:30 Session 1 - General Session

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

The Best Children's Books of the Year - Gene Nelson, Caroline Macfarlane, Paula Reusch, and Barbara Green

11:45-12:30 Session 2

URI

Going Digital - Using Technology with Informational Text - Pam Turley


GRINDELWALD

You're An Adult, Why Are You Writing For Kid? - Jessica Day George


DAVOS

Fun with Phonemic Awareness -  Lorilynn Brandt


INTERLAKEN

Helping Each Child Become Proficient in Literacy: What We Know That Makes This A Reality: Follow Up - Dr. Parker Fawson and Dr. Ray Reutzel

12:30-1:00 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:00-2:00 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Turning Inspiration into a Story - Lita Judge

2:00-2:15 Break  
2:15-3:00 Session 3

URI

Using Reading and Writing to Support Content Areas - Jill Shumway


GRINDELWALD

Q and A with Pam Munoz Ryan: Publishing, Research and More - Pam Munoz Ryan


DAVOS

The Nuts and Bolts of Planning and Presenting a Mock Caldecott Program - Gene Nelson


INTERLAKEN

Expanding Definitions of Text, Reading, and Writing - Makenzie Selland

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

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

3:30-4:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Four Keys to Promote The Love of Reading in Students - Michael Shoulders

4:30-5:00 Book Signing  
5:00-6:00

Special Event

$5

 MAKE-AND-TAKE - GRINDELWALD
5:00-7:00

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

LITERACY LOCKBOXES - DAVOS
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

SPARKING JOY IN WRITING BY USING CREATOR'S NOTEBOOKS

Keri Measom-Francis and RaDawn Anderson

8:30-9:00

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

ZERMATT GAZEBO

Storytelling Under the Stars with Deb Escalante

Friday, November 8

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

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

8:30-9:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

The Chocolate Cheesecake Theory - Jessica Day George

9:30-10:00 Book Signing / Break  
10:00-10:45 Session 4

URI

Using Children's Literature to Pose Math Problems - Nicole Gearing


GRINDELWALD

Exploring Revision and Creative Writing Techniques - Lita Judge


DAVOS

Vampires and Witches and Ghosts, Oh My! Horror Fiction for Children - Gene Nelson


INTERLAKEN

Using Film and Podcast in the Secondary Classroom as a Gateway, Support, and Extension to Literature - Carrie Ashcraft

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

URI

Summer Reading Revamped - Highly Effective Summer Reading Programs for High School Students - Mariah Gerlach and Hannah Thompson


GRINDELWALD

Male Call - Bringing Boys to Reading and Writing - Michael Shoulders


DAVOS

Read-a-Difference Fellowship - Creating Engaged Readers in Your Classroom - Springside Elementary Fourth Grade Teachers


INTERLAKEN

Art on the Brain - Caroline Macfarlane and Caitlyn Towne-Anderson

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

URI

To Deepen Comprehension ... Engage! - Kyle and Carisa Hoopes


GRINDELWALD

Writing Non-Fiction, a Great Way to Start! - Jerry Pallotta


DAVOS

Curating a More Diverse Library Collection - Kirsten Nilsson


INTERLAKEN

Teaching Vocabulary to Enhance and Extend Reading and Writing - Thomas B. Smith

12:45-1:15 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:15-2:15 Closing Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Beginnings, Belongings, and My Journey to Books - Pam Munoz Ryan

2:15-2:45 Book Signing  

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