The Nation’s Premier K-8 Literacy Conference

LitCon: National K-8 Literacy & Reading Recovery Conference is the largest and best K-8 literacy conference in North America. This year’s lineup features Cornelius Minor, Gerry Brooks, Pernille Ripp, Mary Fried, Anthony Muhammad, Sharroky Hollie, & many more.

Designed by and for educators, sessions focus on best instructional practices for:

  • classroom teachers
  • literacy coaches & specialists
  • building & district administrators
  • Title I teachers and coordinators
  • interventionists & ELL teachers
  • curriculum & language arts specialists
  • Reading Recovery professionals
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Why LitCon?

  • Well respected in the education community for 36 years — 98.8% of past attendees would recommend LitCon to another educator!
  • Renew your passion for education with the support of a dedicated community — from the safety of your own desk!
  • New virtual format allows you to safely explore literacy best practices in a wide range of topics from reading, writing, literacy coaching, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word study, phonemic awareness, differentiated instruction, strategies for struggling readers, assessment, diverse learners, literacy leadership, literacy teams, Reading Recovery, and much more.

With more than 100 hours of content to explore, attendees will be among the first to know about current research findings, critical news, and leading practices in K-8 literacy education. LitCon 2021 will be a virtual homecoming of childhood literacy leaders to advance our field, enhance our skills, and mobilize our community to assist struggling readers.

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Testimonials from Past Literacy Conference Attendees

Immediate Application of Strategy

After attending the 2020 Conference, I had information, research, and examples to use immediately with my Reading Recovery students. Immediate application of new teaching strategies is very motivating!

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T14:59:39-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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After attending the 2020 Conference, I had information, research, and examples to use immediately with my Reading Recovery students. Immediate application of new teaching strategies is very motivating!

Favorite PD

This is my favorite PD to attend every year. I always leave a better teacher. I feel like I get to customize my experience with the ability to select sessions that will meet the needs of my students and support other teachers in my building.

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T15:03:15-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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This is my favorite PD to attend every year. I always leave a better teacher. I feel like I get to customize my experience with the ability to select sessions that will meet the needs of my students and support other teachers in my building.

Amazing Opportunity

We are so fortunate to have such an amazing opportunity for teacher learning in Columbus. Each time my district allows me to attend I am so excited and leave feeling refreshed with many great ideas to use when I return to work with my kids!

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T14:56:28-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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We are so fortunate to have such an amazing opportunity for teacher learning in Columbus. Each time my district allows me to attend I am so excited and leave feeling refreshed with many great ideas to use when I return to work with my kids!

High-Quality Literacy Conference

The Conference has always been a high-quality literacy conference. The quality and quantity of the sessions offered remains top-notch. The keynote speakers always enlighten and encourage in support of best practices in the field of literacy. I’m never disappointed by my time in Columbus in February!

2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T13:26:38-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

The Conference has always been a high-quality literacy conference. The quality and quantity of the sessions offered remains top-notch. The keynote speakers always enlighten and encourage in support of best practices in the field of literacy. I’m never disappointed by my time in Columbus in February!

Reflect, Reset, and Reenergize

Another excellent conference this year! Inspiring and encouraging, the speakers and presenters know their material and provide explicit teachings and strategies, many of which are able to be implemented immediately. My colleagues and I really look forward to this conference for the opportunity to reflect, reset, and reenergize!

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T15:01:29-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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Another excellent conference this year! Inspiring and encouraging, the speakers and presenters know their material and provide explicit teachings and strategies, many of which are able to be implemented immediately. My colleagues and I really look forward to this conference for the opportunity to reflect, reset, and reenergize!

Current Topics

This conference is always based upon current, needed topics to improve our daily teaching. I learn more at this conference than I did in most college classes. It is very content-specific, well organized, and very needed! Thank you so much!

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T14:58:35-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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This conference is always based upon current, needed topics to improve our daily teaching. I learn more at this conference than I did in most college classes. It is very content-specific, well organized, and very needed! Thank you so much!

Most Valuable PD

Attending the 2020 Reading Recovery Conference has been the most valuable PD that I have attended in my 17 years of teaching Primary Grades. My mindset has been changed forever. This experience has taught me to be very intentional in all and everything that I teach.

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T14:28:39-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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Attending the 2020 Reading Recovery Conference has been the most valuable PD that I have attended in my 17 years of teaching Primary Grades. My mindset has been changed forever. This experience has taught me to be very intentional in all and everything that I teach.

Awesome Experience

As an educator with 27 years of classroom experience from Early Childhood to 1st Grade and being a first-time attendee, I was pleasantly delighted with the entire set-up, organization, choice of session topics and the overall flow of the conference. I was excited to get back to my 1st Grade Classroom to implement new ideas, strategies, and tools I picked up throughout the conference. It was an awesome experience and I look forward to attending in 2021!

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T15:02:18-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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As an educator with 27 years of classroom experience from Early Childhood to 1st Grade and being a first-time attendee, I was pleasantly delighted with the entire set-up, organization, choice of session topics and the overall flow of the conference. I was excited to get back to my 1st Grade Classroom to implement new ideas, strategies, and tools I picked up throughout the conference. It was an awesome experience and I look forward to attending in 2021!

Timely Topics

This is one of the most useful conferences that I attend. Not only are the speakers and topics timely, but I also enjoyed having conversations from conference participants from all over the U.S. and other countries.

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T14:57:29-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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This is one of the most useful conferences that I attend. Not only are the speakers and topics timely, but I also enjoyed having conversations from conference participants from all over the U.S. and other countries.

Opportunity for Networking

The Conference gave me the opportunity to meet together and network with teachers from all over the US, including Canada. I heard about research-based teaching and left with many activities I could use the next day in my classroom.

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2020 LitCon Attendee

2017-10-06T15:00:40-05:00

2020 LitCon Attendee

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The Conference gave me the opportunity to meet together and network with teachers from all over the US, including Canada. I heard about research-based teaching and left with many activities I could use the next day in my classroom.