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2014 General Session Speakers

Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
Best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dav PilkeyDav Pilkey
Creator of the Captain Underpants series
Sunday, May 11, 2014

David PearsonP. David Pearson
Renowned reading researcher & educator
Monday, May 12, 2014

Sharon Robinson
Inspiring speaker, educator & author
Monday, May 12, 2014


Teaching Edge Series

Douglas FisherNancy FreyDouglas Fisher & Nancy Frey
Frequent collaborators & two-thirds of the dynamic team behind Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading

Kelly GallagherKelly Gallagher
Provocative author of Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts

Debbie DillerDebbie Diller
Beloved author, educator & national educational consultant


Featured Speakers

Richard AllingtonRichard Allington
No-nonsense researcher & celebrated scholar

Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters)Gail Boushey & Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters)
Passionate duo behind the Daily 5 & the Daily CAFE

Timothy RasinskiTimothy Rasinski
Honored and widely published professor of literacy education

Doug BuehlDoug Buehl
Engaging author of Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning

Jana EchevarriaMaryEllen VogtJana Echevarria & MaryEllen Vogt
Groundbreaking codevelopers (with Deborah Short) of the SIOP Model of instruction

Jana Echevarria and MaryEllen VogtPhyllis C. Hunter
Distinguished research-based reading consultant

Michelle KelleyNicki Clausen-GraceMichelle Kelley & Nicki Clausen-Grace
Solutions-oriented staff developers & coauthors of Comprehension Shouldn't Be Silent

Jennifer AltieriJennifer Altieri
Spirited author of Powerful Content Connections: Nurturing Readers, Writers, and Thinkers in Grades K–3


Research Address

Timothy ShanahanTimothy Shanahan
University of Illinois Distinguished Professor, IRA 2013 William S. Gray Citation of Merit Recipient