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Literacy in a PLC at Work® Collaborative TEAMS Symposium

Irving, Texas | October 21–22, 2024

In this two-day symposium, authors Jacqueline Heller and Paula Maeker will lead K-6 educators through a process using their T.E.A.M.S framework that makes high levels of learning for all literacy scholars not only possible, but probable and practical.

Literacy educators will explore how to provide equitable literacy instruction and assessment so every student masters essential standards. Teachers will navigate the teaching and learning of reading through the lens of the PLC at Work process, learn strategies for utilizing data as collaborative teams to answer the four critical questions of learning, and access templates and protocols to improve literacy for all.

This workshop will help K–6 district leaders, administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists and interventionists:

  • Analyze and improve their current literacy practices, curriculum, and instructional focus within the context of a PLC at Work
  • Explore structures and systems to organize the work of literacy teams
  • Learn how to identify and prioritize essential literacy outcomes
  • Deconstruct essential literacy standards to develop a path for literacy proficiency
  • Create or curate common formative team literacy assessments for learning targets
  • Structure a supportive master schedule to include team collaboration and systemwide response
  • Understand the components of a comprehensive literacy instructional block
  • Create progress-monitoring tools and focused reading interventions and extensions

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Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Monday, October 21st

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Literacy in a PLC at Work

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Morning Break

9:15–11:30 a.m. 1st Element: Teams take collective responsibility and work interdependently
Lunch times will be announced on site.
12:45–2:30 p.m. 2nd Element: Ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum
2:30–2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:45–4:00 p.m. K-2 and 3-6 T.E.A.M.S. Forum

Tuesday, October 22nd

7:15–7:55 a.m.

Bonus Feature: Coffee Talk with Jacqueline and Paula (Optional)

8:00–10:00 a.m.

Element 3: Assess and Monitor Student Reading Achievement

9:45–10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00–11:15 a.m. K-2 and 3-6 Literacy Assessment T.E.A.M.S. Time
Lunch times will be announced on site.
12:30–1:30 p.m. Element 4: Measure effectiveness of individual and collective practices
2:30–2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. Collaborative T.E.A.M.S. Time
3:45–4:00 p.m. Afterword

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Complimentary

Primary Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Los Colinas

7516 Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, Texas 75063

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $149 per night
Deadline: September 22, 2024, or until group rate is sold out


Nancy Watten Technology & Events Center

455 East La Villita Blvd

Irving, Texas

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

Literacy in a PLC at Work®

Literacy in a PLC at Work®

Authors Paula Maeker and Jacqueline Heller are practitioners who share the belief that all students can be literate at high levels. Explore their practical, research-affirmed framework for how teams can better sustain change and improve as literacy educators.

Event Journal

Event Journal

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Solution Tree is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.