(By January 11th)
(January 12th - February 22nd)
(February 23 - Conference Dates)
One Day Only Rate
Dyslexia Strand with Dr. Marcia Invernizzi
Spend the day with Dr. Marcia Invernizzi and explore the topic of dyslexia. The morning session will focus on dyslexia research while the afternoon session will focus on evidence-based instructional practices. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend the two general sessions with Pernille Ripp and Kylene Beers with a break for lunch.
Breakfast with Josh Funk
Josh has delighted readers with imaginative stories such as Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, The Case of The Stinky Stench, It’s Not Jack And The Beanstalk, Dear Dragon, Albie Newton, Lost in the Library, and How To Code A Sandcastle. Get to know Josh and his books and be prepared to be entertained while enjoying a breakfast buffet.
Author Speed Dating
Have you always wanted to sit down and chat with your favorite authors? Join us for an author speed dating activity and connect with authors about their writing, their journey as a writer, and how to use their works in the classroom. Participants will meet with authors at roundtables for 15-20 minutes and snacks will be provided. Authors include Phil Bildner, Kate Messner, Josh Funk, Angela Dominguez, Henry Cole, Jacqueline Jules, Lamar Giles, Jordan Sonnenblick, Sarah Darer Littman, and others to be announced!
VSRA Annual Banquet
Celebrate VSRA’s Teacher of the Year and enjoy dinner with colleagues from around the state before being captivated by award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan’s keynote address.
VSRA Breakfast with Katherine Applegate
Join us on the final day of the conference for breakfast and to be inspired by award-winning author Katherine Applegate. If you love her books, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity!