Event Schedule

Thursday, November 14th

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Empowering Literacy Professionals

Virginia Goatley and Thea Yurkewecz

Panel: Carey Fusco (Albany), Betsey Brown (Rochester), Jennifer Reichenberg (Buffalo), Basirat Henry (New York City)

Floor 2

Friday, November 15th

7:45 am

Opening of Exhibits

8:15 – 9:30 am Keynote

Conference Welcome

Why Read?

Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Floor 2
9:45 – 10:45 am
9:45 – 11:55 am 2 Hour Session

From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

Stephanie Harvey

Floor 2

The New York State P-12 Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards: A Roadmap and Resources for Implementation

Erik Sweet

Room 1a

Enhancing the Integration of ELA and Social Studies

Assessing Dialogic Interaction during Poetry Writing in Social Studies

Tammy Ellis-Robinson

Social Justice in Social Studies: Methods for Integrating ELA and Social Studies to Empower Learners

Susan Sturm

Room 1b

Who Are You?

Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Room 2a

Engaging in Meaningful Talk Supports Striving Readers’ Comprehension

Laura Robb

Room 2b

CRE College Reading Educators — Sponsored Session

Learning with the iGeneration: Digital Writing, Connected Reading, and Critical Thinking for Today's Students

Troy Hicks

A Genuine Pathway to Developing Teacher Leaders

Carrie Hong & Michelle Gonzalez

Connecting Coaching to School Improvement

Nancy Andress & Ekaterina Midgette

Room 2c

Read Naturally — Exhibitor Session

Setting up a Fluency Intervention Station

Elaine Balum

Capital Room
10:55 – 11:55 am
9:45 – 11:55 am Session Continued

From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

Stephanie Harvey

Floor 2

What happens When Developing Readers Write To Improve Reading?

Laura Robb

Room 1a

MEANINGful Vocabulary Practices That Spark Excitement and Collaboration

Pamela Koutrakos

Room 1b

Make Everyone a Reader in 45 Minutes: Daily Routines That Chip Away At the Hard Shell of “Non-Reader” Teens with Choice, Voice, and Yes—Even the Classics

Berit Gordon

Room 2a

Round Table 1

Global literature is part of everyone: A Thematic Approach

Joanne Jasmine & Edith Ries

Making Time for Play: Using Games to Support Literacy Learning

Amy Shema & Sharon Peck

Critical Components of Reading Comprehension

Lois Letchford

Room 2b

Fostering Social Imagination: Re-envisioning the Growth Mindset with Children's Literature

Grace Enriquez, Summer Clark and Jessica Della Calace

Room 2c

Tackling Literacy Coaching Challenges (Panel Discussion)

Stephanie Affinito, Shelley Fenton, Krista Senatore, Maria Muldner, Kristen Abrams, Logan Beth Fisher

Capital Room
11:55 am
11:55 am – 12:15 pm

Exhibitor Break

12:15 – 1:40 pm Luncheon Keynote

Understanding Texts & Readers

Jennifer Serravallo

Floor 2
1:55 – 2:55 pm

Children's Author Session

Kevin Kurtz and Jennifer Roy

Room 1a

DBQ Project — Exhibitor Session

Do you DBQ? Strategies for scaffolding Document Based Questions

Molly Winter

Room 1b

Vocabulary Development and Support in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings

Erica Barnes

Room 2a

Round Table 2

Engagement - Hooking Readers to Love Reading

Suzanne Pettifer & Julie Parsons

Memoirs, interviews, and videos: Crossing academic boundaries

Rebecca Heagy & Dr. Deborah Owens

Windows, sliding doors, and mirrors—Applying Sims Bishop’s Metaphor Today

Peter Mcdermott, Fran Falk-Ross, Sharon Medow, Elizabeth Smith

Computationality as Literacies: A case study with Teachers

Gerald Ardito, Skyler Metviner, and Carolyn Marenghi

Creating a Schoolwide Literacy Community

Shelley Fenton & Rebecca Toleman

Room 2b

Dyslexia/Reading Difficulties and Approaches to Intervention

Donna Scanlon

Room 2c

NWEA — Exhibitor Session

Making the most of your core reading program: Best practices and assessment

Lynne Kulich

Capital Room
3:05 – 4:05 pm

Engaging Creativity for Lifelong Literacy: Providing Inspiring Feedback for Student Work Using Descriptive Inquiry

Community Session at the Capital Center

Rebecca Benjamin & Tammy Robinson

Floor 2

Seeds that grow understanding in students reading 75 of the best novels, plays, short stories, poems, speeches and documents ever written.

Mark Schmidek & Hannah Dostal

Room 1a

Literacy Coaching Practices to Empower Readers

Stephanie Affinito

Room 1b

Turn Your Classroom into A Reading & Writing Technique Boutique!™

Sandra Athans

Room 2a

Round Table 3

Advancing literacy with the next generation standards

Lisa Hertz & Lorrie Brown

Beyond numbers: Supporting reading, writing and thinking in striving mathematicians

Christiana Johnson & Jennifer Van Allen

Effectively using gradual release of responsibility to teach struggling comprehenders

Jennifer Duerr

Mindfulness, SEL, Literature and Morning Meeting

Megan Cherubino

Workplace Literacy: Incorporating Literacy Skills Within Transition Practices for Diverse Learners with Disabilities

Amy MacKenzie

Room 2b

Early Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners

Laura Eggleston

Room 2c

Exploring Identity and Agency through Books as Windows, Mirrors, and Doors

Katie Kelly

Capital Room
4:15 – 5:15 pm

Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction: Promoting a growth mindset and academic performance

Zoi Philippakos

Room 1a
4:15 – 5:45 pm 90 min session

Best Practices and Practical Strategies for Empowering ELL Readers

Gretchen Oliver, Jody Kozey, April Mlambi, Mary Sandoval, Mary Wainright

Room 1b

Academic conversations: Allowing access and achievement for our striving students

Lauren Benjamin, Dennis Kortright, Marina Moran

Room 2a

Round Table 4

Reaching and Teaching Parents Through Evening/Saturday Workshops

Francine Falk-ross, Ariel Clarke, Anna Skirianos

Collaborating and Capturing Comprehension in the Cloud

Laura Miceli

Reading While White: Creating Space for Agitation Literacies

Keith Newvine

Specialized Literacy Professionals and their Preparedness to Engage in Difficult Conversations with Teachers

Michelle McAnuff Gumbs

Room 2b

NYSRA's Charlotte Book Award Ballot Banter

Amy Merrill & The Charlotte Committee

Room 2c

Empowering Striving Readers to Demonstrate Understanding through Memes and Infographics

Kathleen Gormley & Peter McDermott

Capital Room
5:15 pm

Cash Bar and Light Appetizers

Room 2b
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

College Student and Faculty Poster Session

Room 2b

Designing and Implementing an Intervention Curriculum for Reading Fluency Development

Marcella Koffler & Jennifer Van Allen Lehman College

Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy Instruction

Carol Willard, Kara Farrands, Heather Johnson, Kristen Kee, Stephanie Kenific, Halie Kicsak, Rebecca Levenberg, Michelle Pavone, and Sofiya Pazychev SUNY Oswego

Using Children's Literature to Promote Social Justice

Conor Lynch SUNY Geneseo

Improving the Writing Performance and Vocabulary Development of English Language Learners through Explicit Strategy Instruction

Ekaterina Midgette, Morgan Dehmel, Marlee Eckert, Alyssa Palmer The College of Saint Rose

Incorporating Literacy Skills Within Transition Practices for Diverse Learners with Disabilities

Amy MacKenzie SUNY New Paltz

Engaging Students in Writing

Rebecca Benjamin Schenectady City School District SUNY Albany

From Buckets to Puppets: Giving Social Literacy Learning a Voice

James Nageldinger, Debrorah Owens, Alexa VanAernam, Chelsea Kennedy, Jessica Nothnagle, Sarah LaChance, Cassandra Potter Elmira College

Unvexing the Vocabularium: Turning the Bard on Himself

James Nageldinger, Rachel Berg, Deborah Owens, Rebecca Heagy Elmira College

The Shifting Identities of Students from Adolescent Education Programs to Teachers of Adolescent Writers

Shelby Erhard & Rich Rappold SUNY Geneseo

Students’ Literacy Practices in Scientific Cross-community Interaction

Barbara Vokatis & Jianwei Zhang SUNY Oneonta

6:30 pm Ticketed Event

Ticketed Dinner – What inspires writing?

Kevin Kurtz, Jennifer Roy and Sandra Athans

Room 2b

Saturday, November 16th

7:00 – 8:00 am

College Reading Educators Business Meeting

Hosted by Keith Newvine

Room 1a
8:00am
8:00am Ticketed Event

SCBWI - Co-sponsored Session

Ticketed Breakfast – Writing for Children and Youth

Nancy Castaldo, Amy Guglielmo, Sandra Athans

Floor 2
2 Hour Session

Creating Your Digital Writing Workshop

Troy Hicks

Room 1b
2 Hour Session

RTI/MTSS First Responder: How K-6 Teachers Can Provide Effective Tier 1 Reading Interventions

Jim Wright

Room 2a
8:50am – 9:50am

Diving Deep Into Fiction and Nonfiction texts with Readers Rules of Notice

Jeffrey Wilhelm and Adam Fachler

Room 1a
Session Continued

Creating Your Digital Writing Workshop

Troy Hicks

Room 1b
Session Continued

RTI/MTSS First Responder: How K-6 Teachers Can Provide Effective Tier 1 Reading Interventions

Jim Wright

Room 2a

Round Table 5

Empowering Thriving Readers in the Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Meg DiMartino, Kathryn Elder, Katie Still

Enriching Social Studies Comprehension: Building Knowledge of Recurring Concepts

Kathleen Lord & Andrea Noel

Room 2b

Helping students with trauma grow as readers

Nicole DeLaney

Room 2c

Empower learners with Question Formulation technique

Julie Burnetter, Stacey McDonald & Emily Patterson

Capital Room
9:50 – 10:15 am

Exhibitor Break

10:25 am – 11:25 am
2 Hour Session

Empower your teaching: Must make moves for transformative teaching

Jeffrey Wilhelm and Adam Fachler

Room 1a

Research Writing Rewired: Examining Multimedia Non-Fiction as a Mentor Text

Troy Hicks

Room 1b

Enhancing intermediate and middle school grade students' reading accuracy while engaging with texts

Lynn Gelzheiser, Laura Hallgren-Flynn and Peggy Connors

Room 2a

Learning to Look at Print in the Primary Grades

Sue Stoya

Room 2b

Take 5! for Poetry with Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong

Room 2c

Engagement! Let’s bring it back!

Cindy Schwind

Capital Room
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Session Continued

Empower your teaching: Must make moves for transformative teaching

Jeffrey Wilhelm and Adam Fachler

Room 1a

Building comprehension with visual thinking strategies to empower all readers

Shelley Fenton and Krista Senatore

Room 1b

Engaging and Inspiring Readers & Writers with Great Nonfiction Books

Nancy Castaldo and Amy Guglielmo

Room 2a

Developing Strategic Learners: Supporting Goal setting and a growth mindset

Zoi Philippakos

Room 2b

NYSRA mini grant winner: Blurring the lines between research & storytelling with young adult nonfiction

Sarah Fleming

Room 2c

Project Lit: Empowering Students with Young Adult Literature – Panel Discussion

Keith Newvine, Michelle Brier, Antoinette M. Emanuel, Sarah Fleming, Sarah Gaetano, Alicia Hudak, Keith Newvine, Rachel Sawdy

Capital Room
12:30 – 2:30pm

NYSRA Awards Ceremony

Lunch Session: Creating a Positive School Climate through Poetry

Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong