2015 Conference Powerpoint

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Iowa Reading Association
Conference
June 23 – 24, 2015
Keynote
Speakers
2015
• 1st book - The Nuts, Bedtime at the Nut
House
• Available July 29, 2014
• Book will have music and movement
• Also will have a nutty lullaby
 English Coordinator for the Anaheim Union High
School District, an urban district comprised of
37,000 secondary students
 Co-Director of the South Basin Writing Project at
California State University, Long Beach
 Adjunct professor at California State University,
Fullerton, where he taught secondary literacy
courses
Grades K-2 and Grades 3-6
• International Reading Board Member
• Teaches and assesses children who
struggle to learn to read and write
• Author of 11 books and a professor at
Iowa State University
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Journalist
Best Selling Author
Songwriter
Musician
NBC News Anchor
“In order to teach children you must enter their view of the world.” Julia Cook
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Award winning professor at Eastern Michigan University
Spent her life promoting literacy
Advocating for children
Celebrating the joys of teaching, parenting, and living
Humorous, enthusiastic and inspirational education speaker
Thought-provoking message
Shares the joys and challenges of teaching
 Award Winning Poet
 Called “The King of Giggle
Poetry” by his fans
 Creator of the popular
GigglePoetry website
 Author/editor of humorous
poetry books that have sold
over three million copies
Adventures with the
Parkers
Series of 12 National
Park Adventures
Weathercaster
Consultant for The
Weather Channel
Author of more than
75 books for teachers
and children
National Geographic
Young Explorer
Ecologist
Documentarian
Co-founder of Scientist
with Stories
Trains young scientists
in storytelling
• Professor at Indiana State University
• Inspirational
• Motivational
• Educational
• Leading authority on staff
motivation
• Written over 30 books
• Middle school language arts teacher in Florida
• Won several awards for her innovative approach
• Believes that “learning sticks” when students are engaged
• Author of four teacher resource books
Engage Striving Students in the
Common Core Classroom
Active Word Play
Student Engagement
in Fundamental
Creative Book Reports
Concurrent
Session Speakers
Owner and Founder of
HeidiSongs.com
Created 14 original cd’s and
dvd’s which teach beginning
reading and math skills
• Iowa author of the New York
Times bestseller Ida B, and
author and illustrator of
Emmaline and the Bunny
(Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the
Year) and True (…Sort Of)
• Currently working on the
illustrations for her upcoming
picture books, Dirt + Water =
Mud and Do You Mean…?
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Iowa City author
Published 5 novels
Two books about the Civil War
Forthcoming novel,
Finding Fortune
about the pearl button
history of Muscatine
Iowa City Author
When Anju Loved Being an Elephant
I Am Tama, Lucky Cat
 Award-winning author of both
fiction and nonfiction
 Novels, inspired by real heroines
on America’s home front, are
marked by their historical integrity
and gritty inspiration
Conference Credit
One hour graduate credit from
Drake University ($100)
or
One hour renewal credit from
Heartland AEA ($25)
Register first day of conference
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