Jon CorippoTuesday, November 20, 9:45–10:45 a.m.
Christopher LehmanMonday, November 19, 8:00-9:45 a.m.
Christopher Lehman is the founding director of The Educator Collaborative. He is an international speaker, consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author. He holds degrees from UW–Madison, NYU, and Teachers College, Columbia University. Chris has been a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, a literacy coach, and a senior staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. In addition to consulting and writing, he serves as Special Advisor to the National Center for Families Learning, an elected member of the NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee (2014–18), and a Booksource Advocate for classroom libraries. With The Educator Collaborative, he is working to innovate the ways educators learn in person and online, providing opportunities for teachers, coaches, and administrators to share their expertise so students can hold their brightest futures.
Pernille RippSunday, November 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th- and 5th-grade teacher and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. Pernille is also a speaker, author, blogger at pernillesripp.com, mom, and passionate advocate for education. She’s an award-winning expert in literacy and technology integration and dedicates her life efforts to uplifting engaged and empowered students. She is also the founder of The Global Read Aloud that has connected millions of students in more than 85 countries. Pernille’s books and blogs are sources of tremendous inspiration and insight for teachers, parents, and educators around the world: her newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, was just released in 2017. She believes in having the courage to change and even break the rules for the good of kids and education. Besides being with her own family, there is no place she would rather be every day than in the classroom, teaching her awesome students.
LaVonna RothMonday, November 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lavonna Roth, internationally known author, speaker, consultant, and creator and founder of the Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® movement and framework, will challenge you to grow personally and professionally. Her mission is to help individuals discover who they are, what they can become, and to build self-motivation to see how far they can go. LaVonna taught at the elementary and secondary levels and is the author of eight books, including the Brain-Powered Lessons to Engage All Learners series. She has a deep passion for using neuroscience as a fundamental foundation to help students, educators, parents, and community members to honor and value each other so we unite and become unstoppable in what can be achieved. By using these fundamentals, she identifies how to reframe adversities and use those moments to become the exceptional person you really are. This enlightenment will occur throughout but be brought to light as she shares parts of her own personal story.
Sunday, November 18, 1:30 – 6:45 p.m.
1:30–2:00 p.m. First Timer Session
2:00–3:30 p.m. Opening Session with Pernille Ripp
3:45–4:45 p.m. Breakout Session One: A–F
5:00–5:30 p.m. Breakout Session Two: A–E
5:45–6:45 p.m. CEL Social
7:00 p.m. Facilitated Dinners
Monday, November 19, 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
8:00–9:45 a.m. Breakfast with Christopher Lehman
10:00–11:00 a.m. Breakout Session Three: A–F
11:15–12:15 a.m. Breakout Session Four: A–F
12:15–2:00 p.m. Luncheon with LaVonna Roth
2:15–3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Five: A–F
3:30–4:00 p.m. Breakout Session Six: A–E
4:15–5:00 p.m. Breakout Session Seven: A–D
5:10–5:30 p.m. Ignite Sessions
Tuesday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00-8:15 a.m. Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum
8:15–9:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions Eight: A–D
9:30–10:45 a.m. Speaker Jon Corippo
10:45-12:30 Collaboratively Engaged Leaders Forum
Past CEL Conventions
2017 CEL Annual Convention
Literacy Leadership for Access and Opportunity
November 19-20, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
2016 CEL Annual Convention
November 20-22, 2016
2015 CEL Annual Convention
A Leader’s Legacy
November 22-24, 2015
2014 CEL Annual Convention
Leading in a Collaborative World
November 23-25, 2014
2013 CEL Annual Convention
Transformative Literacy Leadership and Learning
November 24-26, 2013
2012 CEL Annual Convention
Writing as Leadership: Fostering a Culture of Writing and Reflective Practice
November 18-20, 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada
2011 CEL Annual Convention
November 22-24, 2011