Please join us for the 1st Annual Equitable Literacy Conference

Let's Build Capacity and Prepare to Implement the

BEST ELA Standards in the

2021-2022 School Year

Conference Location

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June 21-22, 2021

Day 1: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Day 2: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area


Conference Registration:

Cost: $135

Includes hard copy of BEST ELA Standards Implementation Guide and Equitable Literacy t-shirt


Resort Information:

Group Room Rate: $109

***If you qualify for tax exemption, please bring your tax exemption form and you will be reimbursed by the hotel during check-in/check-out.   

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Who Should Attend

School Districts

District Leadership

Professional Learning Specialists

 Reading Specialists

Media Specialists






Institutions of Higher Education

Professors of Teacher Preparation

Professors of English 

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  • Why Equitable Literacy is Engaged Literacy

  • BEST Standards Implementation Guide

  • The Science of Reading

  • Project-Based Learning

  • Secondary Foundational Toolkit

  • Teaming Structures for Implementation

  • Vertical and Horizontal Planning

  • Addressing Needs of our Students with Dyslexia

  • Scaffolding for Differentiated Instruction

  • Resource Lightning Talks


Meet our Keynote

Dr. Gay Ivey

Gay Ivey, Ph.D., is the William E. Moran Distinguished Professor in Literacy at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She studies what it takes for children in K-12 classrooms to become engaged (rather than merely compliant) in reading and writing, along with the positive consequences of that engagement for children’s and young adults’ literacy development. In her most recent research among students in classrooms where engaged reading is prioritized, she has documented not only academic growth, but also inseparable improvements in their social, emotional, and intellectual lives. Lately, she has been spending her time understanding how reading and writing engagement looks  for children in the primary grades and how we might arrange for engagement and accelerated development among our least experienced literacy learners. She has published her learning in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Language Arts, and Educational Leadership. Gay is a past President of the Literacy Research Association and an elected member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

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2021 Equitable Literacy Conference Registration



Registration needs to be completed for each individual attending. Payment can be made individually or as a group. If you have any questions, please email us at

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Special Thanks to Our Growing List of Sponsors and Partners

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