Transforming Literacy Instruction with Digital Texts and Tools
(ILA Pre-Conference Institute Agenda ~ Boston, MA ~ Friday, July 8, 2016)
Schedule of Events
9-9:15 Introductions/Community Builder Facilitated by Denise Johnson & Julie Wise, Co-Chairs
9:15-10:15 Keynote Presentation: Kristin Zemke
Reimagined Reading: Creation, Curiosity and Engagement to Amplify Student Thinking
10:20-11:15 Breakout 1 (55 minute session)
Strand 1: Elementary
Strand 2: Secondary
Pedagogical Possibilities in a Digital Learning Environment
Louise Cullen & Alex Galland
Presentation: 40 minutes
Discussion/Connections: 15 minutes
Close Reading of Multimodal Informational Texts
Michael Manderino
Presentation: 40 minutes
Discussion/Connections: 15 minutes
11:15-11:30 BREAK 11:30-12:25 Breakout 2 (55 minute session)
Strand 1: Elementary
Strand 2: Secondary
Play to Learn! Practical Strategies for Classroom Gamification
Tara Kingsley
Presentation: 40 minutes
Discussion/Connections: 15 minutes
Using Mentor Texts to Craft Digital Writing
Kristy Pytash
Presentation: 40 minutes
Discussion/Connections: 15 minutes
12:25-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:25 Keynote Presentation: Ian O’Byrne
Scaffolding Students (and Educators) as they Consume, Curate, & Create Online
2:25-2:35 (10 Minute Break)
Birds of a Feather Session
2:35-3:15 Participants discuss the institute theme at tables.
3:15-3:55 Roundtable Breakouts (Choose one)
Discussing Instructional Practices
Cool Tool Tips and Techniques
  • Reimagined Reading(follow-up of keynote) by Kristin Zemke and Katie Muhtaris
  • Scaffolding Students (follow-up of keynote) by Ian O’Byrne
  • Pedagogical Possibilities(follow-up of breakout) byLouise Cullen and Alex Galland
  • Classroom Response Systems to Engage Reluctant Readers and Writers by Aileen Hower
  • Bring Learning to a New Dimension with Augmented Reality by Maria Baird
4:00-4:40 Roundtable Breakouts (Choose one)
Discussing Instructional Practices
Cool Tool Tips and Techniques
  • Play to Learn(follow-up of breakout) byTara Kingsley
  • Mentor Texts(follow-up of breakout) by Kristy Pytash
  • Close Reading(follow-up of breakout) by Mike Manderin
  • Using Storybird.com to Support Literacy Instruction b yMary Ellen Oslick
  • Engage with Adobe Spark by Louise Cullen and Alex Galland
  • Critically Evaluating Online Sources: Do Sixth Graders Recognize When They Are Being Advertised To? Carita Killi
4:45-5:00 Wrap-Up and Evaluations