Las Vegas, NV
June 21–22, 2019

Welcome to ILA Intensive: Nevada

Thank you to all of our attendees! Check out some of the most energizing moments from the weekend.

Join us on June 21–22, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, for a two-day event that is specifically designed to help practitioners and professionals like you recognize and address biases in literacy instruction and create classroom and school environments that are diverse, inclusive, affirming, and culturally sensitive.

Keynote Speakers


Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie

National educator who is renowned for PD on cultural responsiveness

Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera

Award-winning writer and author of young adult novels

Cornelius Minor

Cornelius Minor

Educator who works with communities to support equitable literacy reform


Discover research and strategies that will transform your practice to acknowledge and address disparities among your students. Follow one of three role-based tracks (early literacy educators, administrators, or classroom teachers) as you learn from inspiring experts and explore research centered around effectively supporting all students as they develop literacy skills.

You'll walk away with

  • Strategies for vocabulary building, close reading, successful literacy interventions, and more
  • Next steps to address curriculum, assessment, and instruction, as well as administrative supports to improve both literacy skills and access for all students in your classroom, school, or district
  • Action plans to improve outcomes for struggling learners and English learners
  • A bigger professional network based on the connections you'll make with teachers, coaches, and administrators

Who should attend?

  • Early literacy educators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Specialized literacy professionals
  • Administrators

How do I present at this event?

We are no longer accepting presentation proposals for this event. Notifications have been emailed to each proposal's primary presenter. If you are the primary presenter for your proposal and have not received a message from us, please check your spam folder. Email Intensives@reading.org for missing notifications.

Can I earn credits for attending this event?

Educators from Clark County will receive 3 CUs per day of attendance at ILA Intensive: Nevada. Educators who work outside of Clark County will receive a certificate of attendance after the event.

Interested in sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities?

Contact Megan Ferguson at mferguson@reading.org or 302.731.3831.