Conference Presentations

 Council on Exceptional Children (CEC) National Conference – San Diego 2015

Presenters: Mike Coyne, Ph.D. & Darci Burns, Ph.D. Developing and evaluating a K-3 multi-tier reading reform initiative: The Connecticut K-3 Literacy Initiative

Tools and Strategies for Examining Informational Text Conference

Presenter: Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Using Multiple Texts to Bring Precision to our Comprehension of a Topic – Elementary

Presenter: Eleni Steadman, Morphology

Presenter: Sandra Jones, Self-Regulated Strategy Development

34th International Conference on Critical Thinking & Educational Reform

Shira Cohen-Goldberg, Using Social Media as an Access Point to Analyze Our Thinking (For Teachers and Elementary School Students)

Boston Learning Forward’s 2012 Annual Conference

Building a Data-centered School Climate, 3 Part Presentation:

Learning Forward’s Denver Conference

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Laud

Massachusetts Reading Association April 13, 2012

Presenter: Dr. Darci Burns, HILL Executive Director, presented “Implementing a School-wide Model” at the 2012 Massachusetts Reading Association conference.  Dr. Burns addressed implementing the MTSS and RTI to effect whole school change.

U.S. Department of Education 2010 Reading Institute

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Jones, HILL President, presented “Linking Leadership Routines to Professional Development and Sustainable Literacy Change” at the 2010 Reading Institute conference in Anaheim on July 19-21, 2010.  Among the attendees were district administrators, principals, literacy coaches, reading specialists, literacy professional providers.

DIBELS Summit 2009

Presenters: Dr. Sandra Jones and Catherine Pirri

Annual Conference of the North Carolina Branch of IDA March 7 & 8, 2008

Presenter: Darci Burns, Ed.M.

Pre-Conference Workshop: “Building and Sustaining School-wide Literacy Capacity”
Audience: school administrators

Designed to enhance school leaders’ ability to effectively implement research-based, comprehensive literacy programs and data-driven instruction, this presentation touched on strategies for literacy leaders from best practice research, tools for building capacity for change and ways to use data to improve literacy in the classroom, teacher development and student reading outcomes.

Breakout Session Workshop: “Building and Sustaining a 3-Tier Model of Instruction”
Audience: School administrators and teacher leaders

Designed to provide school leaders with the tools necessary to identify the important components of a 3-tier model of instruction, this presentation touched on building an assessment framework, identifying core, supplemental and intervention curriculum and implementing effective professional development.

4th Annual National Reading First Conference (July 18-20, 2007 – St. Louis, Missouri)

Presenters: Sandra Jones and Darci Burns.
Audience: District Coordinators, Principals, and Coaches in Reading First Schools.

This presentation provided tips for literacy leaders from best practice research, role clarification, stakeholder analysis, the power of beliefs and how to use data to overcome resistance, and how to plan and implement strategic professional development and coaching that gets results.

International Dyslexia Association’s 57th Annual Conference “Racing to Literacy” (Nov 8-11, 2006 -Indianapolis, IN)

Presenters: Sandra Jones and Darci Burns

Presenters touched upon strategies for literacy leaders from best practice research, tools for building capacity for change and how to use data to improve literacy in the classroom, teacher development and student reading outcomes.

New York Statewide Reading First Institute – August 7 & 8, 2006

Presenters: Sandra Jones and Darci Burns.
Audience: District Coordinators, Principals, and Coaches in Reading First Schools.

This presentation touched on strategies for literacy leaders from best practice research, role clarification, stakeholder analysis, the power of beliefs and how to use data to overcome resistance, and planning and implementing strategic professional development and coaching that yields results.

3rd Annual National Reading First Conference (July 18-20, 2006 – Reno, NV)

Presenters: Sandra Jones and Darci Burns. Audience: District Coordinators, Principals, and Coaches in Reading First Schools. Presenters touched upon tips for literacy leaders from best practice research, role clarification, stakeholder analysis, the power of beliefs and use of data to overcome resistance, and planning and implementing strategic professional development and coaching that gets results. Project management tools were shared that help literacy leaders stay on target.

Title I Leadership for Literacy – May 10, 2006

Presenters: Sandra D. Jones, HILL Executive Director & Emily Russin, RF Implementation Facilitator, Massachusetts

Reading First February 2006 Leadership Training

Presenters: Sandra D. Jones, Susan Earabino, Emily Russin

2nd Annual Reading First National Conference (July 26-28, 2005 – New Orleans, LA)

Presenters: Sandra Jones, Darci Burns, & Catherine Pirri.

Presenters touched upon tips for literacy leaders from best practice research, role clarification, stakeholder analysis, the power of beliefs and use of data to overcome resistance, and planning and implementing strategic professional development and coaching that gets results. Project management tools were shared that help literacy leaders stay on target.

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