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Conference Schedule

Day 1 — Thursday, February 26, 2015

8:00 am — 8:00 pm  Conference Registration Lobby
9:00 — 11:45 am  A Sessions
Speakers: Rose Cappelli/Lynne Dorfman, Aimee Buckner, Teri Lesesne, Declan Fitzpatrick/Caroline Hackmeyer
 
11:45 am — 12:45 pm Lunch (paid Day 1 attendees only) Salon C
12:45 — 3:30 pm A Sessions Continue  
3:30 — 4:00 pm Autographing Session  
3:30 — 6:00 pm On Your Own; Enjoy Tan-Tar-A  
6:00 — 7:00 pm MATE Board Meeting

Day 2 — Friday, February 27, 2015

6:45 am — 6:00 pm Conference Registration Lobby
6:45 — 7:30 am Breakfast  Windgate Hall
6:45 am — 5:00 pm Exhibits Open Windgate Hall
7:45 — 9:00 am Welcome and Announcements

Opening General Session
"Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Sparking Student Success"
Keynote Speaker: Debbie Silver
Salons B & C
9:15 — 10:30 am B Sessions  
10:30 — 11:00 am Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing Windgate Hall
11:00 — 11:45 am  Lunch  Windgate Hall
11:45 am — 1:00 pm Announcements/Special Presentations/Door Prizes

General Session 
"Making Curiosity the Core: The Essential Element of Informational Reading and Writing Development"
Keynote Speaker: 
Christopher Lehman
Salons B & C
1:00 — 1:30 pm Break/Browse Exhibits/Autographing Windgate Hall
1:30 — 2:45 pm C Sessions  
2:45 — 3:15 pm Snack Break/Browse Exhibits Windgate Hall
3:15 — 4:30 pm  D Sessions  
4:30 — 5:00 pm Last Chance to Browse Exhibits (exhibits close at 5:00 pm) Windgate Hall
4:45 — 5:45 pm  Winners' Ceremony for 2015 Missouri Writing Awards Contest Salon C
4:45 — 5:45 pm  MSC-IRA Outstanding Pre-Service Reading Teacher Honors Salon B
6:00 — 7:00 pm Dinner (separate fee and ticket required) Salon A
7:00 — 8:00 pm  General Session (separate fee and ticket required)
"Reaching the Unreachable: How to Connect with Kids on the Fringe with Books that Might Save Their Lives"
Keynote Speaker: Heather Brewer
Salon A
8:15 — 10:00 pm  MATE/MWPN Reception and Open Mic. 
(everyone welcome; bring your creative works to share-poetry, short prose, artwork, music)
Parasol II

Day 3 — Saturday, February 28, 2015

6:45 am — 1:00 pm  Conference Registration Lobby
6:45 — 7:30 am  Continental Breakfast Salons B & C
7:45 — 9:00 am Announcements/Door Prizes

Elementary General Session
"Hidden Gems: Naming and Teaching from the Beauty in Every Student's Writing"
Keynote Speaker:
 Katherine Bomer
Salon B
  Secondary General Session
"
Critical Directions for Creating Successful Literacy Programs"
Keynote Speaker: 
Kylene Beers and Bob Probst
Salon C
9:00 — 9:30 am  Break/Autographing Sessions Lobby
9:30 — 10:45 am E Sessions  
11:00 am — 12:15 pm  F Sessions  
12:15 — 1:45 pm Lunch on Your Own   
1:45 — 4:45 pm Post-Conference Sessions

Grades K-5
"Reading Student Writing Like Artists: New Ways to Name, Like Craftspersons, the Amazing Voice, Vocabulary, Organization, and Sentence Structure/Syntax in Student Writing"
Speaker: Katherine Bomer

Grades 6-12
"Creating Critical Readers"

Speakers: Kylene Beers and Bob Probst


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