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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

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.

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

Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) is the coauthor of Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids and an advocate for providing children with the time, support, and resources needed to not only teach them how to read but also help them develop a love of reading. An award-winning educator and the original Book Whisperer, Donalyn now travels the globe and through her presentations, workshops, school visits, publications, and online collaborations helps shape the culture of literacy in countless classrooms and communities.

Donalyn Miller

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