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Collaborative Classroom’s staff of experienced educators presents at conferences nationwide, often in partnership with district leaders and our own cadre of professional learning consultants.

If you have questions about a specific conference below, please contact us. To learn about our public institutes, observation days, and webinars, please click here.


Florida Literacy Association State Conference

November 1–3 • Orlando, FL

Georgia Independent School Association Conference

November 4 • Tallulah Falls, GA

Mississippi Counseling Association Conference

November 6–8 • Biloxi, MS

Connecticut Reading Association Conference

November 6–7 • Southbury, CT

Indiana School Counselor Association Conference

November 14–15 • Indianapolis, IN

New York State Reading Association Conference

November 14–16 • Albany, NY

West Virginia Reading Association Conference

November 21–22 • White Sulphur Springs, WV

Session: Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors: Cultivating a Love of Reading through Books that Reflect the Diversity of Our Students

In this session we will explore best practices for creating a classroom library and choosing texts that affirm diversity, encourage social-emotional learning, develop a love of reading, and support academic achievement.

Presenters: Elizabeth W. English, PhD, Collaborative Classroom

Thursday, November 21, 2019 • 1:30–3:15 PM

Learning Forward Alabama Conference

November 21–22 • Birmingham, AL

Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference

November 20–22 • Montgomery, AL



Indiana Youth Institute Kids Count Conference

December 3–4 • Indianapolis, IN

Learning Forward Annual Conference

December 7–11 • St. Louis, MO

Session: Partnering with Your Curriculum: A True Learning Center for Adults and Children

Discover how one school district created a new way of shaping schools to impact student achievement. Learn how the district shifted leadership roles, adopted a rich curriculum resource, and offered thoughtful professional learning to its teaching staff. Hear the data gathered to inform their work. Create a plan for supporting curriculum resources with professional learning in your setting.

Presenters: Isabel Sawyer, PhD and Maria Arnett, MEd, Collaborative Classroom; Dr. Kelli Cedo, Hampton City Schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • 8:45–10:45 AM





MARCH 2020

ASCD Empower20 Conference

March 13–16 • Los Angeles, CA

Session: Supporting Latinx Students in Immersion Classrooms

With the population of English language learners increasing exponentially, districts and schools must recognize and honor students’ native languages as assets, not hindrances. Educators who embrace the belief that all students have the skill sets needed to be successful are able to provide a language-rich experience that is differentiated for all students’ needs. In this session, participants will learn how educators at one school examined the needs of their emerging bilinguals; embraced cultural norms; and applied strategies such as wait time, open ended questioning, and student choice to support all students in becoming readers, writers, and thinkers.

Presenters: Sheila Veatch, Collaborative Classroom, and Julie M. Scardino, Principal, Egypt Lake Elementary School

Click here to learn more about our presence at ASCD Empower20.