Popular Words in the News

The following word cloud is made up of the 25 most popular words across our news articles. Click one for a list of the articles containing that word.

OAESA Reading Summit, October 9, 2018

Join us for an exploration of creating strong reading communities with an emphasis on equity, access, and family engagement. Breakout sessions and panels will be geared toward principals, teachers, intervention specialists, and literacy coaches.

Topped off with keynotes by Donalyn Miller, Byron V. Garrett, and a Scholastic Book Fair, get ready for a full day of inspirational, literacy-based learning!


Arriving by 8:00? Join us for a special pre-Summit breakfast with Franki Sibberson, President of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). We’ll discuss cutting edge concepts for classroom libraries and the hottest new titles to engage your readers.
*Separate RSVP required. See registration materials for details.

To preview the venue and reserve an overnight room click HERE.


KEYNOTE: Access to Books: Game Changer for Kids  with Donalyn Miller

Children with meaningful access to books achieve success at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading.  In this session, you will examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns, such as diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students' reading lives. 

KEYNOTE: Wired for Greatness from Cardi B to Shameless, Making the Case for SEL: A Collaborative Approach to Head and Heart Learning with Byron V. Garrett

The growing field of social and emotional learning (SEL) and its relationship to academic success and well-being are explored in this collaborative session. Issues in implementing and assessing SEL solutions are analyzed, including the roles of school and district leadership, teachers, families, and communities. Participants will understand how incorporating current events and SEL themes is essential for success in school and life, leading to a growth mindset. Increasing intentionality by appreciating the whole child and identifying tools available for applying this knowledge in classrooms serves to connect educational settings and meet the needs of students we serve. All participants will be provided with professional learning tools for actionable success.

One of the most compelling voices of our time, Byron V. Garrett is Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance (NFEA); a nonprofit dedicated to transforming education through meaningful family engagement. Byron is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of The Valdecio Collection, a lifestyle brand consisting of clothing, watches and fragrances. The former Director of Educational Leadership & Policy for Microsoft, Byron is a consulting author for Scholastic and released the Byron V. Garrett Social Emotional Learning Collection in 2017 to foster social and emotional learning in today's classrooms. Currently, Byron is an advisory board member for High Point University and the CeCe Peniston Youth Foundation. Named a Black Enterprise 100 Modern Man of Distinction and The Root 100, Garrett has been profiled and featured on a number of media outlets including FOX, NBC, Dr. Phil, USA Today and The Today Show.


Member Forum

There are currently no comments on this page. Log into your account to share yours.