Chicago, IL


Location Info

Event Date: 
June 21
Venue: 
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Address: 
5555 North River Road Rosemont, IL 60018
Venue Phone: 
(847) 692-2220

Featured Speakers

Kwame Alexander   Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of 21 books, including Booked and The Crossover, which...
 
Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, each of which...
 

Workshop Presenters

Michael Haggen has more than 20 years of academic experience, having served as a teacher, principal, chief academic officer, and direct report to...

Sue Haney absolutely loves being the Principal at Parma Elementary School.  She has been at Parma since 2005.  Prior to working with the...

Jillian Heise, NBCT, is the national literacy consultant for BALB Literacy Consulting, Building a Love of Books & Bringing a Literacy Balance....

Dr. Zipporah Hightower is a powerhouse of the Chicago school system. With 20 years of experience as an educator, including five as a principal,...

Lester L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two awards for excellence in...

Jess Lifshitz teaches reading and writing to fifth-grade students in Northbrook, Illinois. She has been teaching for 14 years. Every day she has the...

Donalyn Miller taught upper elementary and middle school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher...

Stacey Riedmiller is a fourth-grade language arts teacher near Cincinnati, Ohio. She gets paid to read books and share them with elementary students...

John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book...

Colby Sharp is a third-grade teacher in Parma, Michigan. He's a husband, a father, and a middle school football coach. Colby is the co-founder of the...

Katherine Sokolowski has taught for 21 years—from kindergarten through middle school—and currently teaches seventh-grade language arts in Monticello...

Marvin Terban is a long-time teacher and best-selling, award-winning children’s book author. Called “a master of children’s wordplay” by ALA Booklist...

Sherri Wilson is the director of consultative services at Scholastic and is a founding partner of the Center for Active Family Engagement (Café)....