Virtual Mini Reading Conference


8:30-8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks from outgoing NCRA President, Denise Owens

9:00-10:00 Opening Session with guest speaker Adam Dovico

 10:15-11:00 Live Break Out Session 1

11:15-12:00 Live Break Out Session 2

12:15-1:15 Lunch Bunch Live Author Panel with guest authors Scott Reintgen,

Frances O’Roark Dowell, and Don Tate.

1:30-2:15 Live Break Out Session 3

2:30-3:45 Closing Session with guest speaker Donalyn Miller

 3:45-4:00 Door Prizes, Closing Remarks from incoming NCRA President, Ginny Mangum

:: June 26, 2021 ::

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Adam Dovico - Opening Session Speaker

Adam Dovico is an accomplished teacher, curriculum facilitator, principal, professor, speaker, and author. For the past two decades, he has taught students of all ages through his engaging and rigorous teaching style. He has also provided professional development for educators from around the world through his keynotes, workshops, and books. You can often find Adam standing on a table or chair dressed in one of his signature outrageous and amusing suits. He has been recognized by organizations such as the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund, Learning for Justice, and the Atlanta Falcons for his leadership and teaching, and he continues to work for greater equity in schools through his antiracist and culturally responsive pedagogy. Adam is married to his wife, Dr. Jaclyn Dovico, and he has two sons, Ryder and Maddox.

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Donalyn Miller - Closing Session Speaker

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Her teaching awards include TCTELA’s Elementary Language Arts Teacher of the Year (2011), Keller ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), ESC Region XI Teacher of the Year (2010), TEA State Finalist Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year (2010), Trinity Meadows Intermediate School Teacher of the Year (2010), and Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Region XI Rising Star Teacher (2008). In 2018, Donalyn was awarded TCTELA’s Edmund J. Farrell Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the language arts teaching profession.