The Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival originated in 1996 at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. The festival is a three-day literacy event for school age children and adults; participants are provided with an opportunity to interact with nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators. The festival has grown from a one-day, one-author event to a three-day nine-author event. Over 10,000 school-age children and their teachers attend two Children’s Days of the festival AT NO CHARGE. An adult conference is held the third day, with nine authors and seven literacy experts speaking to approximately 600 attendees. There is a short video that shows the festival and our mission at www.cune.edu/plumcreek.
Authors scheduled to appear include Nick Bruel, Floyd Cooper, Jack Gantos, J. Patrick Lewis, Brian Lies, Dandi Mackall, Jim Murphy, April Pulley Sayre, and Jeff Kurrus. Rosemary Wells will be the keynote author luncheon speaker.
Literacy experts will include Linda Hoyt, an encore appearance by Donalyn Miller, Monica Burns, Twyla Hansen, Tricia Parker-Siemers, Amanda Geidel, and Jill Johnson. Topics will include Using Technology in the Classroom to Writing Instruction.
Concordia University Seward Campus, 800 N. Columbia Ave.
Dates: 25 – 27 Sep, 2014
Call for Papers
Dates: 26 – 27 Sep, 2014
Hats Off to Literacy
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Dates: 28 Sep – 01 Oct, 2014
"Surfing the Literacy Wave"
Please contact the International Reading Association Global Operations Unit to confirm dates and times.
Dates: 28 – 30 Sep, 2014
“Embracing New Landscapes”
The program consists of a series of keynote addresses and author panel sessions and includes presentations by nationally and internationally recognised social commentators, librarians, academics and authors. Please consult the Symposium website or contact the Symposium Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Dates: 02 – 04 Oct, 2014
Dates: 10 – 12 Oct, 2014
The Highlights Foundation teams up with Rosemary Agoglia, senior educator of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, to raise the bar on visual and verbal literacy. The Power of Picture Books: Links to Literacy and Learning workshop offers what educators have called “a life changing” professional development experience that uses the picture book to support literacy development alongside critical and creative thinking skills. The workshop includes guest appearances by illustrators E.B. Lewis and Lindsay Barrett George. The foundation’s workshops take place in the retreat center located at the ancestral farm of the founders of Highlight for Children. The retreat center complex, which combines rustic charm with modern amenities, is situated in the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. To secure your spot, or for more information, contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192, e-mail email@example.com.
Dates: 16 – 18 Oct, 2014
Dates: 16 – 19 Oct, 2014
"Lights! Camera! Literacy!"
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Dates: 16 – 18 Oct, 2014
Dates: 16 – 17 Oct, 2014
Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2014
Dates: 17 – 17 Oct, 2014
The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, in conjunction with the Perry Ohio School District
Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2014
Theme: "Shifting to the Common Core State Standards?"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald Bear
- Learn how vocabulary instruction is active, generative, deep, and developmental
- Conceptualize spelling as a word study activity to support phonics and vocabulary growth
- Understand how morphology is a route to academic vocabulary instruction as outlined by the CCSS
Dr. Donald Bear's recent studies and writings examine the synchrony of literacy development, word study with English-language learners, upper level word knowledge, and literacy learning for students in grades PreK-5. He is co-author of several books, including Words Their Way and Words Their Way for English Learners. Dr. Bear has also been involved in a number of grants and innovative professional development programs and is a sought after speaker on literacy issues.
Join Dr. Bear to find out more about ELA and literacy instruction aligned to the CCSS.
Dates: 26 – 29 Oct, 2014
"Read Like A Champion"
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Dates: 07 – 07 Nov, 2014
Featuring Cheryl Becker Dobbertin