Thursday, June 6, 2024
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM (EDT)

Overdrive Session - The Future of Reading: How Digital Reading Impacts Student Success

Tracy Waalkes Regis Coustillac

D2L Session - Unlocking the Power of iLearnNYC


Amy Kuna

Girls Who Code Session - Building Inclusive Computer Science Programming for Learners with AI


Michaela Burger

JumpRope Session - JumpRope: Tools to Support Engagement and Communication about Learning and Attendance

Jesse Olsen

Kami Session - Breaking Barriers: Making Kami Accessible for All!

Oliver Tingling
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)


Keynote: It’s Easier to Cancel
Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling author of A TALE DARK AND GRIMM, IN A GLASS GRIMMLY, and THE GRIMM CONCLUSION, as well as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: SO YOU WANT TO BE A JEDI?, Newbery Honored novel, THE INQUISITOR’S TALE, THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series and the forthcoming MAX IN THE HOUSE OF SPIES. He is also the creator of the #1 podcast for kids, GRIMM, GRIMMER, GRIMMEST.

Like so many authors of books for young people, Adam Gidwitz has had talks cancelled, books challenged, and been dragged into a principal’s office like he was back in middle school himself. But these experiences have given him a chance to see how brave educators, especially school librarians, have done so much to protect children’s freedom to choose what to read. 


Adam Gidwitz
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

Transition and Postsecondary Readiness for Students with Disabilities. Presented by Jonathan Santiago and Natalie McQueen.

Jonathan Santiago Audrey Mangan

Empowering Critical Thinkers: Teaching Media Literacy through Primary Sources from the Women and the American Story (WAMS) Curriculum. Presented by Leanne Ellis.

Leanne Ellis

Supporting Students' Digital Well-Being. Presented by Tali Horowitz, Jackie Patanio, Laura Ogando.

Jackie Patanio Tali Horowitz Laura Ogando

AI Literacy for Everyone. Computer Science Education, presented by Layla Quinones.

Layla Quinones

Normalizing Immigrant Narratives. Presented by Xin Gao and Leesley Loor.

Xin Gao Lesley Loor
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Fostering Belonging for All Students: Instructional Best Practices and Inclusive Language. Presented by Josh Stern, Carson Chodos, and Georgia Giannikouris Brandeis

Joshua Stern Georgia Giannikouris Brandeis Carson Chodos

Ernesto Saade, author/illustrator of Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account with Cartoonist. 

Ernesto Saade

AI Literacy and Digital Citizenship. Presented by Laura Ogando, Tali Horowitz, & Jackie Patanio.

Laura Ogando Tali Horowitz Jackie Patanio

Connected Learning in the Tech Pathways. Presented by Ross Berman.

Ross Berman

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Advising Towards Postsecondary Readiness for MLs/ELLs. Presented by Lois Jenkins and Florence Dennis.

Florence Dennis Lois Jenkins
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)


Understanding & Implementing Inclusive Technology in Schools. Presented by: Thomas Willson, Kathryn Bridgwood, Tobi Keller

Kathryn Bridgwood Thomas Willson Tobi Keller

Reinforcing Science of Reading Instruction with Favorite Trade Books. Presented by Nick Glass. 

Nick Glass

How to Become Certified in Digital Accessibility. Presented by Patricia J. Paddock and Lisa Nielsen.

Lisa Nielsen Patricia Paddock

The Case for Financial Education and the Digital Resources to Get Started. Presented by Eileen Marks.

Eileen Marks DiFabio

Go Beyond Grades NYC: Family Engagement Strategies and Resources to End the Year Strong. Presented by Windy Lopez.

Windy Lopez-Aflitto
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM (EDT)

LUNCH BREAK - (OPTIONAL) Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Designing Classrooms to create Belonging and inclusion for Autistic Learners: Preparing for September. Presented by Danielle Festa, BCBA, LBA and Ana de la Iglesia

Danielle Festa Ana de la Iglesia

Discover how you can inspire and prepare your students to sharpen their information literacy and critical-thinking skills so they can successfully navigate a world of information overload. Presented by Lara Kraft

Lara Kraft

Building Accessibility Supports for Schools. Presented by William Herrera and Susan Keyock

William Herrera Susan Keyock

Kapor Foundation's Responsible AI and Tech Justice for K12 Education Office of Student Pathways/ Computer Science Education. Presented by: Christy Crawford, Shana White, Melissa Parker

Shana V. White Melissa Parker Christy Crawford

Empowering Future Innovators: Preparing Middle and High School Students for Future-Ready Careers in Design and AI. Presented by William Brown

William Brown Danny Shapiro
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Partner Meet & Greet - Exhibit Hall