Las Vegas, NV
June 21–22, 2019

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The programming at ILA Intensive: Nevada includes inspiring keynote speakers and hands-on workshops to provide you with research and strategies you can implement for student growth. Highlights include the following:

  • Sessions with research-based approaches to literacy instruction that provide real solutions to ensure that all students become successful readers and writers
  • Workshops on effectively supporting English learners and early learners
  • Workshops on how to help teachers build an environment where all students thrive

Customize your learning by following one of our three strands—for administrators, for early childhood educators, and for teachers and coaches—or by choosing your own sessions.

Teachers & Coaches: How can educators deliver on the promise of equity? As you follow this strand, you'll explore instructional strategies that build language proficiency, create collaborative conversations, and capitalize on research-based techniques to ensure that all students take ownership of their learning and achieve at high levels.

Administrators: How can you design your school and support your teachers to ensure all of your students receive the literacy support they need to soar? Follow this strand to identify and examine key concepts around equity and student language support.

Early Childhood Educators: How can educators create equitable instruction to help every child in grades pre-K–3 reach their learning potential? In this strand, you'll learn new instructional practices and innovative ideas for teaching and assessing critical skills for young literacy learners.

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.

Event schedule

Friday, June 21

8:30 AM–9:15 AM Keynote: Sharroky Hollie
9:30 AM–12:30 PM Breakout sessions and educational programming
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Lunch (included with registration)
1:45 PM–3:15 PM Breakout sessions and educational programming
3:30 PM–4:00 PM Keynote: Lilliam Rivera

Saturday, June 22

8:30 AM–9:15 AM Keynote: Cornelius Minor
9:30 AM–12:30 PM Breakout sessions and educational programming
12:30 PM–1:30 PM Lunch (included with registration)
1:45 PM–3:15 PM Breakout sessions and educational programming
3:30 PM–4:00 PM Reflection and closing

Please note: Presenters and times are subject to change.

Event programming

Nevada Event Programming

  • Breaking Literacy Barriers: Step Into Classrooms Where English Learners Thrive

  • Bridging the Cultural Gap Through Literature

  • Building Equity Through Powerful Literacy Instruction

  • Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors: Ensuring Diverse, Representative Books for Our Students

  • Closing Gaps, Providing Access, Equipping Teachers: The Administrator's Role in Increasing Equity in STEM

  • Concept-Based Literacy: Creating Multiple Pathways to Ignite Understanding and Transfer

  • Contexts That Foster Students' Academic Literacy and Engagement

  • Create Equity and Provide Access to Learning by Building Foundational Knowledge and Skill in Academic English

  • Culturally Sustaining Literacies: Incorporating Writing Community Practices with Poetry, Fantasy, and Contemporary Middle Grade and Young Adult Texts

  • Developing Strategic Writers: Promoting Writing Across the Curriculum Through Genre Instruction and Dialogic Pedagogy

  • Engaging Comprehension Strategies with Reciprocal Teaching for K-3 Read Alouds and Guided Reading

  • Equitable Engagement: Using the ABCs of Engaging Instruction to Help Language Learners Thrive

  • Equity and Access for All Beginning Readers and Writers: How the Science of Reading Informs Best Classroom Practices in 2019

  • Equity and Access to Literacy: Creating a Culture of Literacy for Struggling Readers and Writers to Create Success

  • The Evolution of Our Summer Reading Program: Closing Gaps, Building Home Libraries, and Fostering Relationships

  • The Fab Four: Dramatically Boost Achievement, Equity, and the Wonder of Reading With Reciprocal Teaching

  • Hacking the Brain's Social and Emotional Systems to "Fast-Track" Phonics Skills and Level the Playing Field for Reading and Writing

  • How to Improve the Reading Comprehension of English Learners

  • Igniting the Power of Families for Ensuring Their Children's Literacy

  • "Just Because We're Magic Doesn't Mean We're Not Real": Reimagining More Humanizing Representations in Children's Literature Through Student Writing

  • Leading for Equity in Literacy: Supporting Diverse Learners to Deeply Engage With Complex Text

  • Let's Talk About It: Discussion Strategies to Engage All

  • Linguistically Responsive Teaching Innovations Shown to Benefit Students Underserved in Literacy

  • Literacy Education Care Agreements: Integrating Strategies With Trade Books and EmPOWERing Goal Setting to Inspire High School Students to Achieve

  • Pathways to Integration: Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas

  • The Power of Healing-Centered Engagement: Creating Gender Inclusive Classrooms and School Cultures

  • Preparing Teachers to Work With Students From Historically Marginalized Groups

  • Read Two Impress: Building Literacy Proficiency and Family Engagement in an Urban School

  • Reading Between the Lines: Exploring Literacy Through a Culturally Relevant and Responsive Stance

  • Reflective Literacy Leadership Discourse: Contextualizing New Perspectives Gleaned From Large-Scale Global Assessments

  • Revolutionizing the Canon

  • The Road to Equity: Identifying, Understanding, and Acting Against Bias in Literacy Education

  • Second Chance Readers: Building Equity and Access to Literacy for Adolescents With Learning Disabilities

  • "So It's In Our Curriculum...Now What?" A Forum for Administrators

  • Social Emotional Learning Through Read-Alouds

  • Structured Talk Tasks to Promote Equity and Diversity Through Student Voice

  • The Summer Leap: Using Summer to Help Bridge the Literacy Gap for SED Students

  • Supporting Responsive Classrooms: The 3 P's--Positive, Proactive, and Procedures

  • Teachers' Perspectives of Parental Communication and Involvement: Assisting School Engagement in a Diverse, Low-Income Area

  • The Technology Change-Up Pitch: Leveling the Playing Field for Dormant, Disengaged, and Striving Readers

  • Using an Interactive Read-Aloud for Cultural Diversity, Awareness, and Sensitivity in the Secondary Classroom

  • The Video Book Talk and Book Trailer: Using Multimedia to Build Background Knowledge and Promote Equity

  • Walk the Talk: Engaging African American Children With Mirror and Mentor Texts That Lead to Counternarratives

  • Want to Increase Equity and Representation in STEM? Give Students Functional Access to 21st-Century STEM Literacies

  • We Can Read Too: Literacy Success for Black Boys

  • Why Understanding Why There Is a 'g' in 'Sign' Can Help All Students Improve Their Reading and Writing Skills

  • Windows and Mirrors: Using the Voices of Preservice Teachers to Guide Inclusive Literacy Practices in the Classrooms of Today

  • Wonder, Read, Discover: Leveraging the Characteristics of Primary Learners to Promote Equity and Engagement in Primary Literacy

  • The Work Before the Work: Uncovering and Addressing Biases Before Engaging With Culturally Diverse Text