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Janice Cate, MRA State Coordinator

Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Convention Foyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Convention Foyer

 Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Convention Foyer

 Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Convention Foyer

 Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Convention Foyer

 Wednesday, December 7

Time

 

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup – Camelia Ballroom

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration – Convention Center Foyer

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Sneak Peak of Exhibits” (Exhibit Hall Open) Camelia Ballroom

 

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Close Reading of Complex Texts

Jean-Baptiste

Four Square Saved My Writing Blues

Perry, Brown, Monk, Shannon

The Big 5: Every Child & Every Level

Acosta, Brown

Reading with an Investigator’s Lens

Simpson, Holland

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

Multisensory Comprehension Instruction

Toogood

Coaching with Grace & Compassion

 

Campbell, Barksdale

Anchor Down with Reading

 

T. Johnson

Instructional Strategies that Facilitate Learning Across Content

Adam

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Magnolia A     Opening General Session – Jasmine Murray

Former Miss Mississippi

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vendor Reception (Invitation Only)  Azalea Ballroom

 

Thursday, December 8

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 a.m. –

9:30 a.m.

Brod Bagert

General Session

9:30-9:55 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

 

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

9:55 – 10:45 a.m.

Set Sail with an Interactive Literacy Classroom

 

 

Bowe

Interventions that WORK!

 

 

Gilmore, Damron, Elizondo

Delving Deeper into Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

DuBard, Riley

Read Like a Detective & Write Like a Reporter

 

Morrison

Argument: the Art of Getting Started

 

Edgar

Weaving through ELA Standards

 

 

Cates, Willis

Who’s Minding the Gap?

 

 

Moon

Preparing for a Harvest in the Classroom & Assessments

Robinson

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Teacher Tips in Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Innovative Reading & Writing thru Digital Literacy

Metcalf-Fields

Breakout EDU Challenge

 

Adkins

Easy Peasy Strategies for the Struggling Reader!

Birge, Campbell

Data Talks: Talk the Talk before You Walk the Walk

Bess, Hall

Analyzing Patterns from Literary Texts

 

Anderson

The Socratic Seminar

Boteler, Rea, Butler, Watkins, Turpin

Making Reading Worksheets Interactive

Heflin, Montesi, Sample, Spencer

Mathematics Folder Activities: One Size Fits All

Evans, Williams-Black

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

General Session – Luncheon – Amy Emerson

Magnolia Ballroom A - D

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.

The ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ of Writing

Fuqua

Mentor Text to the Rescue

 

Alexander

You Butterfly High

 

Wang, Scott, Williams, Bell

What is Dyslexia?

 

Goolsby

We Write in the Margins

 

Ryals

Literacy Outside the Box

Schepens, Lummus,Villareal

Early Literacy: Learning Starts at Birth

 

Nisbett

ESL Standards: A Home for Learning

Christian

2:30 -2:55 p.m.

Teaching Tips – Exhibit Hall – Door Prizes

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

Single, Double, & Triple Stuffed OREO Writing

 

Boling

Jigsaw Learning

 

 

 

Rogers

More Than Lectures: Building Better Literacy Teachers

Brannan, Szatkowski

If Reading Is Valued in the Home, It Will Be Valued by the Child

 

Kimmons

Where in the World Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

 

Steven Layne

Leading…

Then

Letting

GO!

 

Erickson, Jones

PLAY!

Play, Literacy,

And You!

 

 

Daniel, Rolison

Let’s Move to Learn!

 

Calhoun, Dieckman

 

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussions with Jo Prather

Magnolia Ballroom A – D

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Interactive Poetry with Brod Bagert in Magnolia Ballroom A – D

 

Friday, December 9

Time

Azalea A

Azalea B

Azalea C

Azalea D

Magnolia E

Magnolia F

Magnolia G

Magnolia H

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration Convention Foyer

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Camelia Ballroom

8:00 – 8:50 a.m.

Helping University Students During Field Experiences

Steis

The Big Q – Questioning for Learning

 

Bynum, Rice, Liston

Pets in the Classroom

 

 

Barefoot, Anderson

Using Technology for Assessments

Bealer, Whitworth

My Students Do Not Like to Read

 

Harper

Interactive Vocabulary Strategies

 

Watkins

Building Literacy Foundational Skills

Hoda

I Don’t

Teach Reading

 

Wilson, Crigler

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Winning with Writing

 

 

Rogers

Let’s Move: Enhancing Student Engagement

 

Ridgeway

Cast Your Net on the Right Side – Literacy Strategies for All  Lopez

Preparing Students for the 3rd Grade  Assessment

Mansell, Sullivan

Making

the Grade Using

the Great 8

 

Slater

Find Time to Teach with Classroom Management Strategies that Work

L. Johnson

Powering Up Teaching and Learning with Guided Reading

Ford

Books Sing – Linking Lyrics, Language and Literacy

Downing

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing General Session  

Literacy Lessons for a Lifetime

Brunch with Steven Layne

12:00 p.m.

Pick up CEU/SEMI Certificate in Conventi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“When the Team Works, the Dream Works” - Dr. Sherry Shepard

Mississippi Reading Association Holds Annual Leadership Conference; Elects New Officers.

Madison, Mississippi: In August, the Mississippi Reading Association convened in their annual leadership conference to train their new state board through professional development with tools needed to enhance literacy in the state of Mississippi. The Mississippi Reading Association (MRA) is the state chapter of the International Literacy Association. 

MRA’s mission is to improve literacy through education, professional development, advocacy, and research. They are a key organization in our state which leads hundreds of teachers in professional development through its annual state conference which takes places every year in December at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS. This year’s conference is December 7-9, 2016 and is themed “Literacy-All Hands on Deck: Integrating Literacy Across All Content Areas”. 

MRA also elected new officers from across the state during its annual leadership conference. Dr. Sherry Shepard of Cleveland, MS was elected President, Stephanie Peets of Madison, MS was elected President-Elect, Murray Collum of Pontotoc, MS was elected Vice President, Dr. LeAnn Carter of Madison, MS became Immediate Past President, Ashanti Barnes [not pictured] of Jackson, MS was elected Secretary, Janice Cate of Jackson, MS was elected International Literacy Association State Coordinator, and Pat Bradshaw Ross of Cleveland, MS was elected Interim Treasurer.

These officers along with the rest of the MRA State Board are looking forward to leading educators and other entities involved in education, which includes parents and other advocates, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. 

For more information about MRA go to msreading.org or like their page on Facebook - Mississippi Reading Association or follow them on twitter at MS Reading.Pictured above: (L-R) Dr. Sherry Shepard, Stephanie Peets, Murray Collum, Dr. LeAnn Carter, Janice Cate, Pat Bradshaw Ross, [not pictured] - Ashanti Barnes

Pictures from our MRA Leadership Conference
September 19, 2016
by Murray Collum

See more photos at www.facebook.com/mississippireadingassociation

 

Scholarships and Grants Available
September 19, 2016
by Murray Collum

International Literacy Day
August 31, 2016
by Janice Cate, NBCT

Did you know that September 8th is International Literacy Day? Did you know that International Literacy Association has free lesson plans about International Literacy Day available to download?

Last year I celebrated with my English Language Learners. They enjoyed learning about a different culture and investigating the literacy rate in their home countries. 

If you want more information try the link below or google 'International Literacy Day' and click on the ILA website.

https://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/news-events/international-literacy-day

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