OCTOBER 3–29, 2020

ILA Next

Exhibitor Presentations—October 24–29 Events

All times listed are ET.

Saturday, October 24

Time Exhibitor Presenter(s) Presentation Topic
10:30 AM Corwin Molly Ness Live Q&A
Every Minute Matters
10:30 AM Learning Without Tears   Building Writing Readiness Skills in School and At Home
Join Diane as she demonstrates how to use hands-on manipulatives and technology to engage children and families in the learning process. Discover how hands-on manipulatives can organize children to understand how letters are built, prior to tracing and writing letters. Learn the best tools to promote grip and the strategies we use to teach grip. Learn ways of teaching in the classroom and how to adapt to teach a lesson remotely and how to empower adult helpers to boost important writing readiness skills at home. Throughout this session, we will weave in ways of how you and adult helpers can promote writing readiness skills in young children, regardless of where they are learning.
10:30 AM Overdrive Education Evan Gold Sora Demo
Join OverDrive Education for a demo of Sora, the student reading app. Easy onboarding, a simple, one-tap step to borrow and start reading, and automatic syncing across devices allows students to engage with books instead of tech troubleshooting. Sora also offers personalization and IEP support with audiobooks, dyslexic font, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Don't miss this chance to get to know Sora!
10:30 AM Publisher Spotlight Jason Adam Katzenstein A Conversation with Graphic Novel artist and New Yorker cartoon artist Jason Adam Katzenstein
Jason will be ready to talk and draw and answer questions about creating characters, enhancing the script and much more in this final ILA session that will be all about the art of graphic novels.
10:30 AM Scholastic John Schu introduces the Scholastic Bookshelf 100th Anniversary - Book Joy LIVE with John Schu and Yamile Saied Mendez
The Scholastic Bookshelf on Instagram offers access to a curated selection of excerpts from over 60 stories that help family members and teachers answer the question, "How do I talk to my student/child about…?" Teacher-librarian John Schu and author Samantha Berger will share how to navigate and utilize this exciting new resource.This exclusive event in the Scholastic Virtual Showcase is limited to the first 100 attendees!
11:00 AM Benchmark Education Jeff Zwiers Talk to Me: Key Moves for Energizing Student Conversations Online
11:00 AM Overdrive Education Andrea Hotton Tips to engage 21st century students with digital content
Schools across the country are increasingly leveraging digital content to promote reading and support literacy goals. With this crash course in ebooks and audiobooks, gain a deeper understanding of how to use digital content both in and out of the classroom, whether it's by sparking a student's interest in science fiction or providing a critical learning resource. And learn what you should expect from a digital content solution, including content curation, cost, ease of use, implementation and support services.
11:30 AM Bloomsbury (Learning Lab) Marc Aronson and Heather Montgomery Authors in Conversation | Channeling Curiosity and Unleashing the Writer Within
Marc Aronson, coauthor of Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation, and Heather Montgomery, author Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science From One End to the Other, discuss their approaches to research and writing.
11:30 AM Curriculum Associates (Learning Lab) Elizabeth Bassford Onramps to Grade Level: Rethinking Small Group
A spate of new studies and data from national assessment sources is a call to action: We can no longer allow some students access to grade-level content, text, and standards while others are consistently relegated to lower level work. This session will share practical models that move beyond the over-reliance on leveling text toward the use of proven scaffolds and the role they play in supporting high expectations for all.
12:15 PM Bloomsbury (Learning Lab) Renée Watson, Kate Messner, Gillian McDunn, and Ellen Hagan Authors in Conversation | Voices From the Middle Grade: Fiction That Fosters Empathy and Connection
Four award-winning authors, Renée Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine), Kate Messner (Chirp), Gillian McDunn (These Unlucky Stars), and Ellen Hagan (Reckless, Glorious, Girl), share their thoughts about their writing and their newest books.
1:30 PM Bloomsbury Tom Percival Inside the Studio
Take a look inside the studio of author and illustrator of the Big Bright Feelings Series, Tom Percival! In this session we will take a look at his writing process for his latest book Meesha Makes Friends.

Watch a Book Trailer for Meesha Makes Friends


Time Exhibitor Presenter(s) Presentation Topic
Prerecorded Collaborative Classroom   Going Deeper with Acceleration: Strategic, Assessment-Driven, and Differentiated Instruction to Accelerate All Readers
In this professional learning session, we do a deep dive into the work of accelerating all readers, considering the roles of foundational skills mastery, a safe and supportive learning environment, data collection and assessment, and the settled science of reading instruction through the lens of the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program for grades K–12.
Prerecorded Collaborative Classroom   Reimagine Your Comprehensive Reading Instruction with Being a Reader, Second Edition
Our Being a Reader curriculum is now a comprehensive reading program for grades K–2, adding rigorous comprehension work to systematic, explicit, and sequential foundational skills instruction. In this presentation, we explore key features of Being a Reader, Second Edition, including comprehensive reading instruction, increased representation in trade book selection, increased support for English Language Learners, simplified materials management, and robust grading support.
Prerecorded Curriculum Associates Dr. Anita Archer Zoom to Boom
Embracing the Science of Instruction in the New School Year

Despite the uncertainty created by the pandemic, Dr. Anita Archer reminds us that learning is always the goal and quality instruction is the path. In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Archer talks through the evidence-based practices we must utilize to optimize learning, regardless of the instructional setting:

Bell-to-bell instruction
Clear lesson goals
Structured lessons with an introduction, body, and close
Opportunities to respond
Consistent monitoring of performance
Effective feedback
Judicious practice

When these elements are consistently and effectively used, learning results.
Prerecorded Mackin Deidra Purvis and Erin Fallgatter SEL in Isolation: Maintaining Mindfulness during Distance Learning
These uncertain times have catapulted us into uncharted territories of teaching and learning from a distance. With sudden change comes both innovation and anxiety. How might we continue to support our own, our students, and our families' social and emotional well-being during this time of social isolation? Here we will explore some practical ways to maintain mindfulness during distance learning.
Prerecorded Mackin Jen McCarty Plucker and Kia Heise Surefire Ways to Engage Your eReaders
Our students are at home now. Some of them have access to print books, but many do not. Most of our learners do have access to digital texts as they participate in distance learning. This webinar will dive into surefire ways to engage our readers in a digital environment.
Prerecorded Mackin Jen McCarty Plucker and Lindsay Simmons Better Together: Crowdsourcing for Connection and Curiosity in a Blended Learning Environment
In this session we will explore some ideas educators have around building relationships with students, maintaining connection while apart, and cultivating curiosity. We will have ways for participants to share their stories of successful relationship building and inquiry during the session. These crowdsourced ideas will be shared out as well. We will end by examining powerful digital tools educators can use to promote connection and curiosity in our classrooms and libraries.
Prerecorded Mackin Lindsay Simmons and Katy Tessman Maker-spacing Your Distance Learning
We have heard that maker education, hands on learning, and STEM teaches our students collaboration, a growth mindset, creativity, problem solving, and many other crucial skills that they need to be successful in the twenty-first century. How might we set up conditions for maker education at home in practical ways for teachers, students, and the adults who are supporting and learning alongside them? This webinar will explore the reasons for engaging our students in making and the ways we can infuse it into our distance learning or hybrid learning environments.
Prerecorded Savvas Learning Company Dr. Sharon Vaughn The Science of Reading: Clarifying Misconceptions
Can a focus on foundational skills and balanced literacy coexist? Listen to Dr. Sharon Vaughn describe the Science of Reading and implications for literacy instruction, clarifying misconceptions presented in this latest resurgence. This podcast provides valuable information every teacher can use.
Prerecorded Savvas Learning Company Savvas Learning's Vice President of Literacy, Joan Warrick Reading Instruction Based on Science
Join Savvas Learning's Vice President of Literacy, Joan Warrick, for an introductory workshop on the Science of Reading will build on what you know and provide insight into goals for additional learning!
Prerecorded Savvas Learning Company Dr. Ernest Morrell Engaging All Students With Culturally Relevant Instruction
Why aren't all students engaged? Dr. Ernest Morrell speaks to his research on the path to academic equity through student engagement via culturally relevant instruction. With this in mind, he answers the question "What is culturally relevant instruction?"
Prerecorded Savvas Learning Company Dr. Ernest Morrell Strengthening Writing and Media Literacy Instruction During Distance Learning
Dr. Ernest Morrell, Coyle Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame, shares valuable tips for strengthening writing and media literacy instruction in a distance or hybrid learning environment