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1 “Compared with the last century, we are an increasingly aging and multi-hued society. More and more of us were born in other nations, speak different languages, and carry different cultural traditions with us… “Our challenge as educators will be to meet the needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse student population.”

2 SoMIRAC’s 39 th Annual Conference March 30, 31, & April 1, 2011 Hunt Valley, Maryland

3 Keynote Speakers Ruth Culham “Debunking Common Myths about the Traits from the Trait Lady” Michael Ford & Michael Opitz “Using a Problem-Solving Approach to RTI: Moving Toward Reaching ALL Readers”

4 Keynote Speakers Rick DuVall “Literacy for Children Who Live in Poverty” Danny Brassell “Waking up Your Lazy Readers”

5 Keynote Speakers Bill Brozo “Reading is a Guy Thing: Closing the Achievement Gap for Boys” Debbie Silver “Be a Teacher – Be a Hero”

6 Bring Your Boss to Breakfast Ellin Oliver Keene “Critical Questions in Literacy Leadership”

7 “If students are to successfully meet the social, political, and economic demands of their futures, they must be able to adapt and reinvent the ways that they read and write the world.”

8 Jennifer Fontenot writing Ruth Culham writing Kathy Perez vocabulary, struggling readers Danny Brassell vocabulary Featured Speakers

9 “Students analyze, compare, evaluate, and interpret multi- ple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data.”

10 Paula Filler nonfiction, struggling readers Divonna Stebick virtual literacy Gail Petri, Library of Congress technology resources Jan Kristo nonfiction, oral reading Kelly Davis special education, Title I, & ELL students Featured Speakers

11 Donna Knoell visual literacy Rick DuVall Information literacy skills Featured Speakers Brenda Joiner-Overturf, IRA digital stories, advocacy Bill Brozo content literacy

12 “…having to also learn new ways of thinking and communicating adds a whole other dimen- sion to becoming literate… Ultimately, this requires that we transform our teach- ing styles…”

13 Pamela Nevills brain research, fluency, literacy & math Gail Gregory differentiation Ellin Oliver Keene comprehension Featured Speakers

14 Michael Ford & Michael Opitz differentiation Donalyn Miller motivating readers Featured Speakers

15 Doug Fisher structured teaching Jay McTighe teaching and assessment Featured Speakers

16 “…teachers who understand the im- portance of a broad- ened definition of literacy will support students as they learn to critically engage with these messages as they use and interpret new information.”

17 Authors Jennifer Allison Marc Tyler Nobleman

18 Authors Sneed Collard Jennifer Keats-Curtis

19 Authors Susan Stevens Crummel & Janet Stevens Storytellers’ Breakfast Kevin O’Malley Books and Breakfast

20 Authors Myles & Sandra Pinkney Mary Amato

21 Authors Jon Scieszka Pamela Ehrenberg

22 Authors Laura Eckroat Jay Asher

23 “...today’s classroom teachers must endeavor to keep their definition of literacy current… reconceptualizing our views of literacy is a step in the right direction. ” IRA President, Patricia Edwards “Reconceptualizing Literacy” Reading Today, June/July 2010

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