Connecticut Reading Association

Visit the Learning Lounge!

Come to recharge your brain and your devices!

The Learning Lounge, located in the Jersey Room, is intended as a space for informal conversations and collaboration.

In addition to these scheduled conversations open to all conference participants, feel free to stop by to see who else is in the Learning Lounge, to continue a dialogue with someone you met in another session, or just to collect your thoughts. There’s room for all kinds of learning here!

Charging stations for your devices will be available!

A drawing will be held for #ProjectLIT titles – visit the Learning Lounge to enter to win!

A Little Free Library will be set up for professional books. Take a Book. Leave a Book. Share the learning.

SCHEDULE:

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WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
7:00am-7:30am
Soft Start
Come chat with with others in the lounge. Post ideas or questions on our graffiti wall. Visit the Little Free Library for professional books. Preview the Project LIT titles & book award lists.
7:30am-8:00am
Teachers as Writers
To teach writing it helps to live a writerly life. Share ideas about how to make time, where to find fellow writers, support & more.
Building Literacy Communities
Let’s share ideas for celebrations of reading & writing, family outreach, book clubs, writing clubs & more.
8:00am-8:30am
Project LIT Bookclubs/ Community
What is #ProjectLITCommunity and how might it help you to grow a community of readers?
Growing a Digital Professional Learning Network: Using Social Media for Professional Learning
12:40pm-1:30pm
Title Talk
Book Talks for soon-to-be-released titles, recent favorites, and award winners. Come hear titles and share your favorites too.
Student Centered Coaching with Julie Wright
For coaches. We’ll form our own think tank to tackle our coaching challenges and hurdles together.
2:45pm-3:15pm
Book Club: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K Ahmed
Read before you come to be part of the conversation, or listen in to see if it’s a book you’d like to explore.
Book Club: Project LIT inspired title Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Read before you come to be part of the conversation.
3:45pm-4:15pm
Book Club: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K Ahmed
Read before you come to be part of the conversation, or listen in to see if it’s a book you’d like to explore.
Book Club: Project LIT inspired title Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Read before you come to be part of the conversation.