International Literacy Association 2019 Conference
How can educators and administrators create the environment students need to reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond? By infusing literacy in every aspect of education! At International Literacy Association (ILA) 2019, you’ll learn how to create and grow a thriving culture of literacy in your school, district, and community—one that inspires and empowers students and teachers and sets them up for greater success.
Anyone who is passionate about global literacy and literacy learning should attend. ILA welcomes members and nonmembers from every part of the world, including classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, college/university faculty, school administrators, librarians, and undergraduate pre-service teachers.
Author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World as well as She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference; and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders.
Distinguished professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA as well as the founder of the university's Center for the Transformation of Schools. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions. He is the author of 12 books and appears as a regular education commentator on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. He has won several awards for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.
New York Times best-selling, Newbery Honor, and Coretta Scott King Award–winning author of several works for children of all ages, including Piecing Me Together, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Her most recent books include Watch Us Rise, coauthored with Ellen Hagan, and Some Places More Than Others(September 2019). She is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts.
Over 20 years' experience serving as a classroom teacher, administrator, international education director, and consultant. The New Zealand native was named a 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Hamish's innovative approach and extensive background in literacy fuels his work on motivation, best practices, and the implementation and use of technology in schools, which he details in his first book, Relentless: The Tattooed, Skateboarding Principal (May 2019).