Deena Kimmel, Social Media & Community Manager

Join us at ILA 2019 to Support Every Student’s Literacy Journey

On October 10 - 13, the International Literacy Association is hosting ILA 2019, an annual conference designed for educators and administrators who are passionate about all things literacy. This year’s theme is around creating a culture of literacy that can inspire and empower students to reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond.

At Texthelp, we believe that regardless of an individual student's ability and aspirations, literacy is an integral part of every young person’s learning journey. The ability to read and write with confidence impacts all aspects of a child’s academic, social and personal development, from the early years right through to graduation and beyond.

Therefore, it is our mission to support students on their personal literacy and learning journeys through innovative technology that can help them read, write and express their thoughts with clarity and confidence. In doing so, we can unlock everyone’s full potential.

Read more to learn how you can join us on our mission at ILA 2019.

Visit Us at Booth #434

We’ve got a great group of Texthelpers heading to ILA 2019 this year, including two of our Product Managers: Jason Carroll and Mark Schwartz. They’ll be stationed at Booth #434 in the Exhibit Hall and would be more than happy to chat with you about our literacy support tools: Read&Write, WriQ and Fluency Tutor.


Go Beyond the Red Pen at our Learning Lab

If you're looking for tools that can help povide meaningful feedback that deepens learning at the fraction of the time, join us for our Learning Lab session on Saturday, October 12 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in Exhibit Hall I-1 - Learning Lab 3.

Mark Schwartz will be joined by Amy Mayer, founder of friEdTechnology, to discuss the current challenges educators face when teaching writing, and how tools like WriQ and Read&Write can save valuable time for teachers while helping improve the student writing process.

beyond the red pen: providing feedback that deepens learning

Learn more about the session here.

Attend a Texthelp Recommended Session

With over 300 educational sessions at ILA, planning out your schedule can get a little overwhelming. To help, we’ve put together a list of recommended sessions that focus on supporting all students on their personal literacy and learning journeys. We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 11

Can Accelerating and Enriching Literacy for Diverse Students Make a Difference? Powerful Teacher/Student Interaction Demonstrate a Resounding Yes!
Dr Dorothy Ann Sisk, Sandra Kaplan, June Maker, Dr. Vicky I Zygouris-Coe, Dr. Elsa Anderson, Dr. Donna L. Knoell, Eugenia Mora Flores
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Differentiation for Exceptional Learners

Promising Practices in Literacy: A Partnership Between Classroom Teachers and Instructional Coaches
Mrs. Ellen Eisenberg, Bruce Eisenberg, Diane Hubona
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Coaching and Literacy Leadership

Rethinking Assessment: Why Rubrics Need to Change
Asher Scott
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Category: Standards and Assessments

Use of Digital Resources in Early Childhood Literacy Development as a Key Pathway to Literacy Learning and Educational Equity: Insights from Research
Lisa O'Brien, Prof Natalia Kucirkova, Dr. Katie Ann Paciga
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Category: Literacy Policy, Advocacy, and Research

Literacy Teacher Preparation among Classroom Teachers: Results from a National Analysis
Dr. Laurie A. Sharp, Rebekah E. Piper, Roberta D. Raymond, Dr. Marla K Robertson
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Category: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Powerful Reading and Writing Feedback in Real-time: Strategies to Move Students Forward Across the Curriculum
Dr. Margaret Policastro, David Wood
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Engaging Classroom Instruction

Saturday, October 12

Engaging Reluctant Readers: Using Diverse, High Interest Novels and Tech Tools!
Katie Russell
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Category: Differentiation for Exceptional Learners

Using Formal and Informal Assessment Data for Diagnostic, Prescriptive Literacy Instruction
Deborah Lynam
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Category: Standards and Assessments

Ramping up Student Writing: Effective Strategies (and Tools) for Review and Revision
Dr. Troy Hicks
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Category: Innovating With Technology

Creating a Culture of Literacy for Struggling Readers and Writers: Breaking the Cycle of Failure and Building the Cycle of Success
Dr. Michael L Shaw
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Category: Engaging Classroom Instruction

Digital Distractions: Keeping Readers Engaged With Digital Texts
Dr. Tara L. Kingsley, Kristin Patrick
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Innovating With Technology

Integrating Word Study and Technology: Tools That Will Amplify Your Instruction
Dr. Jennifer Ann Floyd
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Innovating With Technology

Reading Aloud Beyond the Carpet Years: Supporting and Sustaining Middle Grade & Secondary Readers
Dr. Marie LeJeune, Dr. Cyndi Giorgis
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Engaging Classroom Instruction


Do you have any other sessions you're excited about attending? If so, share them in the comments below. And we look forward to seeing you at Booth #434 in a few weeks!


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