Join us for a full day of in-person learning, featuring a keynote by author Penny Kittle and concurrent sessions on a variety of literacy topics presented by local educators. This one-day event is co-hosted by the Oregon State Literacy Association, Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and the Oregon Council for the Social Studies.
Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. She is the co-author (with Kelly Gallagher) of Four Essential Studies: Beliefs and Practices to Reclaim Student Agency as well as the bestselling 180 Days.
Penny is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. She believes in curiosity, engagement, and deep thinking in schools for both students and their teachers. Penny stands on the shoulders of her mentors, the Dons (Murray & Graves), and the Toms (Newkirk & Romano), in her belief that intentional teaching in a reading and writing workshop brings the greatest student investment and learning in a classroom.
Learn more about Penny Kittle on her websites, pennykittle.net and booklovefoundation.org, or follow her on Twitter.