Fri, Sep 06 | 4 Corners Convention Center

HelloLitCon Houston, TX

Join Jen Jones in Houston (Tomball). 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-8.
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Time & Location

Sep 06, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sep 07, 2019, 3:00 PM
4 Corners Convention Center, 130 Agg Rd, Tomball, TX 77375, 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 1 - 4 Corners Convention Center 9:00am-4:00pm

8:30-10:00 - Session #1: Rock Your Literacy Block: Best of the Best Low-Prep, High Yield Strategies

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:45 - Session #2: Reading Comprehension in a Visual World: Observing, Inferring & Analyzing is Visual Literacy

11:45-12:45 - Lunch* (lunch will be provided - casual Q&A from 12:15-12:45)

12:45-2:15 - Session #3: Reading Workshop Simulation: Be My Student for a Minilesson, Independent Reading & Reading Conferences, Workshop Debriefing

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 - Session #4: Essential Qualities & Mindsets of a 21st Century Teacher

Schedule for Day 2 - 4 Corners Convention Center 9:00am-3:00pm

8:30-10:00 - Session #1: Reading Engagement is Contagious: Build a Positive Reading Culture in Your Classroom/School

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:45 - Session #2 Out of This World Digital Literacy: Paperless Ways to Read & Respond (bring an iPad, Chromebook or laptop if you have one)

11:45-12:45 - Lunch* (lunch will be provided - casual Q&A from 12:15-12:45)

12:45-3:00 - Session #3: Be a Guided Reading Guru: Text Selection, Picture Walks, Coaching on the Run, Oral Comprehension, Word Work, Guided Writing

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:

  • Cool Hello Literacy Merch
  • Conference Materials & free digital files aligned to conference lessons & activities
  • Certificate of Completion for 20 CEU hours

Conference Supplies to Bring:

  • A vivid fiction picture book
  • A read-aloud fiction chapter book
  • Sticky notes, teacher pens, highlighters
  • Portable White Board, white board pen & eraser/sock, math counters
  • BYOD: iPad, Chromebook or Smart Phone

If you register for this conference and announce it at your staff meeting, you'll be entered into a drawing for Hue Document Camera.

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 "Pay Offline" and follow the directions so Hello Literacy can email you an invoice.

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

4. Pay with a personal check by selecting "Pay Offline" 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, unless it's within 30 days of the conference and then it's due before the conference or on the day of the conference.

If you have any questions about payment, purchase orders, or invoices, please ask at helloliteracy@gmail.com.

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 helloliteracy@gmail.com. Her general PD information packet is HERE.

Thank you!

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