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Sat, Mar 23


Natcher Elementary School

HelloLitCon Bowling Green, KY

Join Jen Jones a stand out PD event in Bowling Green, KY! Throughout the day, Jen will present a variety of low prep/high yield strategies that are simple and free to implement in your school immediately! This PD is appropriate for K-5. Open to all teachers, any school, any state.

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HelloLitCon Bowling Green, KY
HelloLitCon Bowling Green, KY

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2019, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Natcher Elementary School, 1434 Cave Mill Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104, USA


About The Event

Preparing students for the 21st century means preparing students for their future. At a minimum, we must prepare students to be critical thinkers, using academic structures of cooperation, collaboration and communication, so students have the maximum amount of practice, success & failure opportunities to become problem-solvers, strategic and proficient readers and writers and independent and confident students/adults.  Throughout the day, Jen will present a variety of low-prep/high yield instructional strategies that are simple and free to implement, but  require a higher level of instructional accountability than most teachers and students are accustomed to.

An overview of the most important reading standards will be presented, as well as more student-centered ownership of strategies for reading engagement and reading achievement. Use the most effective strategies for reading comprehension and question/answer relationships for the highest level of student engagement and immediate feedback.  Voice and choice and authentic audience are also essential elements of the 21st century classroom, especially when it comes to text and topic selection for reading, writing and research. 

Schedule for the Day - Natcher Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY 

8:30-9:30 - Session #1: Reading Workshop Simulation: Be My Student for a Minilesson, Independent Reading & Reading Conferences, Debriefing with Q&A

9:30-9:45 - Break

9:45-11:30 - Session #2: Rock Your Literacy Block: Best of the Best Low-Prep, High Yield Strategies

11:30-12:15 - Lunch (provided)

12:15-1:45 - Session #3: Nuts & Bolts of Guided Reading: Text Selection, Picture Walks, Coaching on the Run, Oral Comprehension, Word Work, Guided Writing

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-3:30 - Nuts & Bolts of Guided Reading (cont.'d) 

Jen speaks on these topics and more, to schools and districts all over the country. She is highly sought-after and teachers in her workshops have said “this was the best professional development we’ve ever had.”  

Conference registration includes: 

  • Donuts & Coffee/Creamer Bar
  • Catered Lunch
  • Cool Hello Literacy Merch
  • Conference Materials & free digital files aligned to conference lessons & activities
  • Certificate of Completion for 10 CEU hours (6 hour training + 4 hours of homework)  

Standard Registration - $200 

Conference Supplies to Bring:

  • A vivid fiction picture book 
    • One book from a guided reading 6-pack
    • The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
    • Sticky notes, teacher pens, highlighters
    • Portable White Board, white board pen & eraser/sock, math counters

*a vivid picture book is one that has lots of visual and graphic details in the illustrations. Vivid picture books are ones by Patricia Polacco, Eve Bunting, William Joyce, Berkeley Breathed, Chris VanAllsburg, Brian Lies, Lester Laminack*

If interested, download the flyer for this conference HERE or for all this event information listed in PDF format, click HERE

There are 4 ways to pay for this conference: 

  1. Pay via Paypal, credit card or debit card at checkout (access credit card and debit card payment option by selecting Paypal button).

2. Pay with a school purchase order. If your school is paying for your registration, select "Manual Payment" and follow the directions so Hello Literacy can email you an invoice.  Selecting Manual Payment means you can register and reserve a space without paying at check-out. If you accidentally select Manual Payment and finish the registration, there's no way to go back in and pay. 

3. Pay via a grant through Donors Choose Professional Development. Write the grant and Donors Choose will pay Hello Literacy on your behalf. More on this HERE

4.  Pay with a personal check by selecting "Manual Payment" and follow the directions so Hello Literacy can email you an invoice. All school, district or personal checks must be paid within 30 days of registering with an offline payment. 

If you have any questions about payment, purchase orders, or invoices, please ask at 

If you are interested in having Jen bring HelloLitCon to your school or literacy professional development tailored to your school's needs, please send her at email at Her general PD information packet is HERE


  • Standard Registration - KY

    Standard Registration rate effective October16, 2018 and includes: + 1 Day Conference Registration "1 Full Day of Literacy Goodness with Jen Jones" at Standard Price + Conference Tote, Conference Notes & Materials & Free Digital Product Files from my TpT aligned to the Conference Lessons & Activities + Instructional Lanyard + Cool Hello Literacy Merch (lanyard, pens, luggage tag, HL stationery) + Certificate for 1 CEU Reading Credit + Catered Lunch




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