Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® is heralded as the nation’s premier literacy institute. The Institute gained its reputation because of its clear focus on providing evidence-based reading research and strategies for those who teach all ages and grade levels.
2023 Plain Talk Pre-Conference Day
The first-ever pre-conference day will give you a glimpse into the 3-day Plain Talk event.
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Meet Our Keynote Speakers
Additional Speakers Include:
Kristin Anderson, Anita Archer, Jane Ashby, Pam Austin, John Bennetts, Heidi Beverine-Curry, Mitchell Brookins, Kymyona Burk, Janee’ Butler, Mary Dahlgren, Judi Dodson, Denise Eide, Amy Elleman, Linda Farrell, Doug Fisher, Nadine Gaab, Deb Glaser, Elsa Cardenas Hagan, Jan Hasbrouck, Nancy Hennessey, Michael Hunter, Pam Kastner, Devin Kearns, David Kilpatrick, Susan Lambert, Alana Mangham, Daryl Michel, Katie Pace Miles, Pati Montgomery, Terri Noland, Tim Odegard, Lucy Hart Paulson, Yaacov Petscher, Ricky Robertson, Joan Sedita, Amy Siracusano, Emily Solari, Laura Stewart, Stephanie Stollar, Danielle Thompson, Rebecca Tolsen, Iantha Ussin, Julie Washington, Kareem Weaver, Tracy Weeden, Dan Willingham, Nancy Young, and more…
What are the Topics?
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® attendees can expect to leave more informed about numerous subjects affecting education, including:
- Assessment and Feedback
- Science of Reading
- Foundational Reading Skills
- Higher-level Thinking and Metacognition
- Classroom Management
- At-risk Students
- Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties
- English Language Learners
- Structured Literacy
- High-yield Strategies
- Speaking and Listening
- Written Expression
- $645 on or before October 14, 2022
- $745 after October 14, 2022, on or before February 28, 2023
- $795 after February 28, 2023, until the event.
Note: Full payment must be made prior to the start of the event.
Who Should Attend?
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning® is one of the nation’s premier literacy conferences, attracting education industry professionals from all levels, including:
- Instructional specialists
- Staff developers
- Elementary school teachers
- Middle school teachers
- Special education teachers
- School psychologists
- Curriculum specialists/directors
- Teacher leaders
- Reading coaches
- School administrators
- School/District leaders
- Literacy leaders/advocates
- Higher education professors/instructors
Prior Plain Talk Programs
All Institute sessions will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Room Block is SOLD OUT, additional accommodations are available.
Do you need a copy of The Center for Literacy & Learning’s W-9 form?
You can click the link here to download a PDF of The Center for Literacy & Learning’s W-9.
What the 2022 attendees said about Plain Talk:
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