2023 Annual Conference

"Literacy Empowers All!"

February 23-25, 2023
Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
COVID Information

We understand the disruption and uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing locally and worldwide. At this time the PSLA Conference dates and schedule remain unchanged. We are closely monitoring guidance from federal, state, and local authorities regarding travel and COVID-19 and will take proactive measures, as necessary, to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff. The standard conference refund policy will not apply if conference dates are altered due to COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Let’s stay safe!! Please adhere to all safety protocols designated by Marriott and Omni Hotels. We’ll provide as much spacing as possible as well as hand sanitizing stations.

Conference Information

The PSLA Annual Conference is an amazing professional learning opportunity for educators at all levels to come together to learn and grow in order to refine current literacy practices.

 

The conference supports our primary commitment to promote literacy through the improvement of reading, writing, and communication instruction and to encourage literacy as a lifetime tool for learning.

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Lodging Information

CONFERENCE HOTEL:

Marriot Resort & Spa

Start Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
End Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, December 30, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
From: $136 USD /night

 

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Keynote Speakers

Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks has been an educator for 25 years, beginning as a third-grade teacher in Palm Bay, FL. He earned his master’s in administration and has been an elementary principal for 12 years.

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Donalyn Miller

Donalyn Miller is a leading expert on independent reading and children’s literature and the author of two best-sellers, The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild. She is the coauthor of Game Changer!

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Douglas Fisher, Ph.D

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been...

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Nancy Frey, Ph.D.

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She is a member of the International Literacy...

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Featured Speakers

Whitney La Rocca

With more than 20 years in education, has been a teacher, a literacy coach, and a consultant, working with children and teachers across grade levels, schools, and districts. \

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Trevor Bryan

Trevor Bryan (Educator, Author) has been an art teacher in New Jersey for over 20 years. Trevor’s first book, The Art of Comprehension: Exploring Visual Texts to Foster Comprehension,...

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Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher (Educator, Author, Consultant) is a literacy education author and consultant, specializing in the teaching of English Language Arts for grades 4-12.

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Frank W. Baker

Frank W. Baker (Educator, Author) is an internationally recognized media literacy educator. He maintains the MediaLiteracyClearinghouse and CloseReadingTheMedia websites.

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C.C. Bates

C.C. Bates (Professor, Author, Consultant) is Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and the Director of the Early Literacy Center for South Carolina.

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Nathan Clemens

Nathan Clemens is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Clemens studies reading difficulties in children and youth, particularly,...

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Katie Kelly

Katie Kelly (Professor, Author) is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Literacy Graduate Program at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. As a former teacher and literacy coach,...

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Featured Authors

Eric Litwin

Eric Litwin (Author, Musician) is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times best selling, award winning author who brings early literacy and music together.

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Clare Landrigan

Clare Landrigan (Author) is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. She leads a private staff development business partnering with school systems...

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Melinda Long

Melinda Long is the author of several picture books. Her books, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS published through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...

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Matt Tavares

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Matt Tavares (Author) created his first picture book as his senior project in college. It eventually became Zachary’s Ball (Candlewick),...

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