Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., June 20th with the conference starting at 9:00 a.m.
Full breakfast and luncheon will be served both days.
**IMPORTANT: If you are submitting your form into your district for payment, you can go on line to register and payment will be entered when it is received. If you are paying with credit cards you will automatically receive a receipt.
Michael Salinger is an educator, author/poet, playwright, as well as a former quality control engineer who understands the literary and communication skills students need to succeed in the 21st century workplace. He has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over 30 years. He is a frequent keynote speaker, offering dynamic professional development opportunities for teachers, interactive assemblies for students, and classroom workshops. He has written books for elementary to adult readers as well as having co-authored four professional books for teachers. His book, Well Defined, Vocabulary in Rhyme, won a VOYA top shelf award. As a literacy consultant, he has visited over 200 cities spread across more than 50 countries, developing an expertise in working with English language learners. His latest professional publication, From Striving to Thriving for Writers, Strategies to Jump-start Writing from Scholastic, is coauthored with Sara and Stephanie Harvey.
Sara Holbrook is an educator, author/poet and literary consultant, and former public relations executive who brings practical knowledge to the classroom helping students to develop the complex thinking and literacy skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century workplace. With over 30 years’ experience as a writer in the fields of education, law, public housing, and drug prevention, she has been teaching in classrooms around the U.S. and over 50 other countries. She offers a wide range of professional development options for teachers, as well as working directly with students in lively assemblies and classroom workshops. She is also the author of more than fifteen books for children, adults and teachers as well as an award-winning performance poet. A frequent keynote speaker, she is the author of five professional books, including her most recent publication from Scholastic, From Striving to Thriving Writers, Strategies to Jump-Start Writing, a collaboration with Michael Salinger and Stephanie Harvey. Her middle grade historical fiction novel, The Enemy, Detroit 1954 won the 2018 Jane Addams Peace Award.