March 19-20, 2020 
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT

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USA Gulf Coast Campus
19470 Oak Road West Building D
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


Stephanie Hulon


Registration is $200.

Lunch is included both days.

  • If paying by purchase order, please click on "Paying by Check" and then mail your check to the address provided.  
  • To pay by credit card, please click on "Paying by Check" and then follow the link on the confirmation page to pay.  Credit card users must input the card information at the time of registration.  

Pay at the door is not an option and you are not considered registered until payment is received.  

Conference Hotel

Courtyard Gulf Shores Craft Farms 

3750 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542 
(251) 968-1113 

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(Discounted rate provided to conference attendees)


2020 Literacy Reimagined Conference 

Join us in beautiful Gulf Shores, Ala., for the inaugural Literacy Reimagined conference on March 19-20, 2020. 

Literacy Reimagined is a partnership with Region 10 districts and institutions of higher education. The event will provide opportunities to increase knowledge in the science of reading and provide skills to improve instructional practices in classrooms, schools, and districts. Educators will attend two days of sessions and have the flexibility to choose from breakout sessions geared toward K-12 literacy and differentiation for students of all ages and abilities.

Classroom teachers in grades K-12, administrators, reading specialists, ELL teachers, special educators, preservice teachers, and college of education professors will have the opportunity to build their knowledge of highly effective, evidence-based literacy strategies as we work together to improve literacy instruction in Alabama.  

Sessions will include highly engaging presentations on writing, foundational reading instruction, vocabulary, building background knowledge, the importance of phonics instruction, dyslexia, and strategies for ELL students.

Featured Speakers:


Natalie Wexler
The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's 
Broken Education System-and How to Fix It


Nancy Young
Climbing the Ladder of Reading: 
Instruction for Children Climbing Slowly AND Leaping Up!

Additional Speakers:

Dr. Kymyona Burk: Policy Director - Early Literacy, Foundation for Excellence in Education and Former Literacy Director, Mississippi Department of Education

Kevin Smith and Laurie LeeSenior Research Associate, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) - Southeast 

Kelly Butler: Chief Executive Officer, The Barksdale Reading Institute

Dr. Mandy Stewart: Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy and Learning at Texas Woman’s University

Dr. Denise Gibbs: Author of Rising to Dyslexia Challenges Through Multi-tiered Systems of Support: A Handbook for Schools (2017) and Director, Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers.

Linda Farrell & Michael Hunter: Readsters, LLC

Cari MillerPrek-Grade 3 Literacy Program Manager in Florida, Former Policy Director, Early Literacy ExcelinEd

Laura Stewart: National Director of The Reading League