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



 Sonya Yates or Stephanie Hulon


Literacy Reimagined 

Join us in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama for the inauguraLiteracy Reimagined conference on March 19-20, 2020. 

This conference will provide opportunities to increase your knowledge in the science of reading and improve instructional practices in your classrooms, schools, and districts.  Attendees will attend two full days of sessions and will 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:

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

Kelly Butler: Chief Executive Officer, The Barksdale Reading Institute
Dr. Mandy StewartTexas Woman's College, Assistant Professor in the Department of Reading

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.

Anne Whitney: Spectrum Education, National LETRS Certified Trainer 


Stay tuned for more!

Early Bird Registration is $175

After February 14, 2020 registration will be $200

Lunch is included

**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 the 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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