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Featured Speakers

Educators. Advocates. Researchers. This year's slate of featured speakers includes perennial favorites and rising new voices who embody the theme of Creating a Culture of Literacy.

Friday, October 11, 1:00 PM

Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) and Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) are coauthors of Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids and cofounders of the popular Nerdy Book Club blog. The frequent collaborators share a passion for children's and young adult literature and work tirelessly to share their love of reading with others. Game Changer! embodies their belief that all children should have access to books, be able to choose what they read, and have guaranteed time to read independently both in and out of the school setting.

Donalyn Miller
Colby Sharp

Friday, October 11, 3:00 PM

David E. Kirkland (@davidekirkland) is the executive director of the New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. A leading national scholar and international advocate for educational justice, his work explores a variety of equity-related topics: school climate and discipline; school integration and choice; culture and education; vulnerable learners; and intersections among race, gender, and education.

David E. Kirkland

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 AM

Tricia Ebarvia (@triciaebarvia) is a high school English teacher, a literacy consultant, and a codirector for the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. As a 2016–18 Heinemann Fellow, she explored ways in which readers' varied and intersecting personal identities inform how students read themselves, texts, and the world. In 2018, she cofounded #DisruptTexts to challenge the traditional canon and create a more inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum.

Tricia Ebarvia

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM

Dave Stuart Jr. (@davestuartjr) is an award-winning high school teacher who writes and speaks about literacy and motivation. His work is animated by a simple belief: All teachers and students should flourish long term. He's the best-selling author of These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most, the creator of an online professional development course on student motivation, and a blogger with a monthly readership of 35,000.

Dave Stuart Jr.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.