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Literacy Leaders Conference

Literacy Leaders: Annual Professional Development Conference

The Literacy Leaders professional development conference is hosted each spring by The Department of Education in collaboration with the Jefferson County Reading Council. This full day event includes a keynote address by a guest speaker, poster sessions, and a full day of workshops on various literacy teaching strategies. Four ‘strands’ of workshops highlight instruction for pre-k/k, elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

Teachers, teacher candidates, and community members interested in literacy instruction throughout the four-state area are encouraged to attend. Submit proposals for poster sessions or workshops and register at

Early registration is discounted, but walk-ins are welcome as long as space permits. Registration includes a lunch buffet.

The Shepherd University Division of Graduate Studies Office of Continuing Education offers a credit option for participating teachers seeking non-degree graduate credits for re-certification. In addition to attending the conference, participants in this option complete projects applying conference learning to the classroom and must complete an additional separate registration. If you are interested in learning more about EDPD credits, please contact Karen Rice, Director of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning at

The Literacy Leaders professional development conference encourages integration of literacy into all content areas at all levels of learning and promotes professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers throughout the region. Join us for a day full of excitement and learning.

For more information about submitting a workshop or poster session proposal or to register for attendance please go to