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Past Conferences


Theme: For the Love of Teaching: Reclaiming the Classroom
Keynotes: Taylor Mali, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Sarah Brown Wessling

2016 Conference Program


Theme: The Literacy of Social Justice: Equity, Empathy, and Engagement
Keynotes: Antero Garcia, Patricia McCormick, Linda Christensen

2015 Conference Program


Theme: A Cure for the Common Core: Reinventing Story
Keynotes: Chris Crutcher, Rebecca Rule, Ted Conover

2014 Conference Program

50th anniversary

Theme: Create, Innovate, Celebrate: Teaching in the Age of the Common Core

Keynotes: Jeff Anderson, Stevi Quate, Malinda Lo

2013 Conference Program

Theme: Linking Literacies
Keynotes: Jim Blasingame, Sara Kajder, Mark Overmyer

2012 Conference Program

Theme: Expanding Literacies: Developing Critical Minds for Critical Times
Keynotes: Dr. Ernest Morrell, Laura Resau, Jovan Mays

2011 Conference Program

Breakthroughs 2010 (fall)

Theme: Breakthroughs: Teaching in the Age of Discovery
Keynotes: Carol Jago, Teri Lesene, Gene Yang

Fall 2010 Conference Program

2010 (spring)

Theme: Capturing Imagination: Inspiring the Magic of Language
Keynotes: Penny Kittle, Georgia Heard, Esmeralda Santiago

Spring 2010 Conference Program