2015
January
01/5 Guiding Readers
Sherman Elementary School, Sherman, IL
01/10 Keynote
-Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping ALL Readers Succeed
Breakout
-Maria’s Top Ten Tips for Guiding Readers in Small Groups

Scholastic Experts at Your Door
Houston ISD Literacy Summit, Houston, TX
01/15 Transforming Literacy Teaching for the Common Core
Malta Elementary School, Malta, IL
01/20 Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom
Owasso Public Schools, Owasso, OK
March
03/5 Keynote: Common Sense Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards in Kindergarten
IL ASCD 34th Annual Kindergarten Conference, Schaumburg, IL (Handout)
03/14 Common Sense Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards
Two Rivers Reading Council, Bourbonnais, IL (Handout)
03/27-30 Featured Speaker
-The Promise of Poetry for Striving Readers
(Handout)
-Transforming Literacy Teaching: Powerful Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards
(Handout)
Michigan Reading Association, Grand Rapids, MI
April
04/25 Common Sense Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards
Blackhawk Reading Council, Moline, IL
May
05/1 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Powerful Guided Reading Lessons
Genoa-Kingston School District, Genoa, IL
05/8 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Suceed!
Scholastic Experts At Your Door
Decatur School District, Decatur, IL
June
06/12 -Make Every Minute Count: A Day in a Common Core Classroom
-Spark the Reading-Writing Connection

Barrington School District #220, Barrington, IL
06/15 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Meet Higher Standards
Scholastic Experts At Your Door
School City ofHammond Summer Institute, Hammond, IN
06/17 -Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom
-Fifty Nifty Picture Books and How to Use Them to Teach Young Writers

Barrington School District #220, Barrington, IL
06/22 Reading Across Genres: The Possibilities are Endless!
Scholastic Experts At Your Door
Harnett County Schools, Raleigh, NC
06/24 The Best New Picture Books for Young Readers and Writers
Judson University Literacy In Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
(Handout 2015) (Handout 2014) (Handout 2013) (Handout 2012) (Handout 2011)
July
07/18-20 -The Next Step Guided Reading Assessment (with Jan Richardson) (Handout)
-Quick Tips for Common Core-Focused Guided Reading (with Jan Richardson) (Handout)
-Stepping Up Comprehension Instruction (with Jan Richardson) (Handout)
-Books, Books, and More Books! Mentor Text Experiences That Transform Young Readers and Writers (Handout)

International Literacy Association (ILA), St. Louis, MO

September
09/24 Featured Speaker: Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping ALL Readers Succeed (K-5) (Handout)
Northern Illinois Reading Council Conference, Malta, IL
October
10/1-3 Featured Speaker:
-Thursday Breakfast: Zooming In on Comprehension (with Jan Richardson) (Handout)
-The New Essentials of Literacy Instruction (Handout)
-The Keys to Creating a Joyful Classroom Community (Handout)
(Thoughful Decisions Booklet)
Illinois Reading Council Conference, Peoria, IL
10/19 The New Essentials of Literacy Teaching: Common Sense Strategies for Meeting Common Core Standards
A Day At Judson with Maria Walther, Judson University, Elgin, IL
10/30 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Suceed! (Handout)
Scholastic Experts At Your Door
Riverview IU #6, Clarion, PA
November
11/9 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Suceed! (Handout)
Scholastic Experts At Your Door
Hoover City Schools, Hoover City, AL

11/14 Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Suceed!
CSA's 48th Educational Leadership Conference, New York, NY

11/20 Featured Speaker: Titles TBD
-Fifty Nifty Picture Books and How to Use Them to Teach the Traits (K-2)
-Assess, Decide, Guide: The Keys to Helping All Readers Suceed!
Arkansas Reading Association Conference, Little Rock, AR