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Literacy is Life Conference 2022


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Literacy is Life Conference 2022
Literacy is Life Conference 2022

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2022, 7:45 AM CDT – Jul 14, 2022, 2:45 PM CDT

Executive Education Center, 119 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

About the event



Representation in Read Alouds

Help kids get excited about a variety of genres, narratives, and perspectives. Books diverse in

characters, authors, and themes build background knowledge and open a world of possibilities.

Dannette Justus, 2nd Grade Teacher & Read Aloud YouTuber

Decoding Hack!--Teaching the Six Syllable Types

Increase reading fluency by directly teaching word attack skills. Make it easier for readers to understand and apply the six syllable types in order to successfully decode unknown words.

Ashtin Boykin, 1st Grade Lead Teacher

Reading Comprehension in Math!#%$

Kids struggle with what is being asked and said in math word problems. Reading and writing activities can help students analyze, interpret, and communicate mathematical ideas. Numeracy, like literacy, is key for students to access and make sense of their world.

Jeffrey Nesmith, Math Facilitator, Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics


How Important is Handwriting?

Is penmanship a lost art? Has keyboarding superseded handwriting? Does legible handwriting even matter in our digital climate? Let’s discuss.

Teacher Led Fish Bowl Facilitation

Writing The 1st Six Weeks!! 

Establish routines & expectations that build stamina and create strong writing habits early.

Takisha Moncrief, Instructional Coach

Journaling (K-2) & Journalists (3-5)

Teaching the difference between fact and opinion and author’s purpose has never been easier. Engage students in high interest topics  and authentic writing as they learn to inform, persuade, entertain, investigate, and report.

Andy Philpot, English Teacher & Former Editor of the Mena Star


Executive Functioning Skills

Audre’ Codrington, School Psychologist  & Executive Functioning Coach

Teaching and Reaching Black Boys

Delshon Henry, Professor & Creator of PLUS

The GRIT Factor- Practical Principles for Persevering in a Tough Profession

Sidney Moncrief, Author & Basketball Hall of Famer

What is included?

Continental Breakfast

Beverages & Snacks (lunch not included)

Conference Gift & Prize Giveaways


  • 15 minutes

    Registration & Refreshments

  • 30 minutes

    PREGAME Keynote Kickoff

16 more items available


  • Individual

    INDIVIDUALS - $200 (per person, per day).

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  • School Teams

    SCHOOL TEAMS - $175 (per person, per day) of 6 or more

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