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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.


CCIRA 2020: Innovation – Imagining the Future of Literacy Conference

February 5–8 • Denver, CO

February 6, 2020 — Session 188: 11:45 AM–12:45 PM

Re-Imagining Social and Emotional Learning and Why It Matters for Literacy

This session is designed to provoke reflection on how social and emotional issues impact student learning and engagement. Leave this session with ideas for how we might revise our practices to better support students.

February 6, 2020 — Session 251: 2:45–4:15 PM

Book Clubs/Literacy Circles

This session will explore how to run student-led book clubs in which collaboration, learning, and engagement lead to students who learn from and love to read novels.

Presenter: Kathy King-Dickman, Center for the Collaborative Classroom

2020 Wisconsin State Reading Association Conference (WSRA)

February 6–8 • Milwaukee, WI

Ohio School Boards Association Mental Health and Social-Emotional Learning Summit

February 25 • Columbus, OH

MARCH 2020

IL ASCD Pre-k and Kindergarten Conference

March 4–6 • Schaumburg, IL

Session: Twin Goals for Writing and Social Emotional Learning

Thursday, March 5, 2020  10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Participants will experience an approach to writing instruction that supports young writers’ SEL growth. We will explore ways to use high-quality literature to guide students through the early developmental stages of writing while also nurturing writers to be independent and encouraging their senses of inquiry and collaboration.

Presenter: Kristy Rauch, Collaborative Classroom

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.

Michigan Reading Association National Conference

March 14–16 • Detroit, MI


April 2020

Massachusetts Reading Association Conference

April 2–3 • Quincy, MA