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The 2020 Bridging the Gap Conference

Theme: 2020 Vision-Looking at Education Through New Lenses 

Two Days of Learning, Laughter and Literacy Instruction  

June 9-10, 2020

South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center 

League City , Texas 77573  

The annual National Literacy Institute Summer Conference is designed to empower educators with the principles and practices that support literacy and language development, social-emotional needs of students as well as teachers.

Meet a Few of Our Speakers- More to Come! 


Dr. Ingrid: "The Reading Coach"

Author, Literacy and Language Acquisition Expert, Speaker


Melissa Williams

Author, Literacy Expert, Speaker


Dr. Summer Pannell 

University of Houston

Associate Professor- Education Leadership 

Specializing in Restorative


Dr. Hope Luster 

Educational Consultant 

Specializing in Classroom Management

Conference Strands

Educational Strands

ELL Strategies 

RTI - Interventions for ALL 

Early Literacy
Adolescent Literacy
Children's Literature
Reader's Workshop
Guided Reading
Writer's Workshop
Spelling and Vocabulary

Classroom Management

Equity Education

And Much More.....

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Strands

The science of systems change and successful SEL innovation in education

Scaling social and emotional learning while preserving quality

Integration of social and emotional learning with academics and related strategies

Driving educational equity through social and emotional learning

Frameworks and practices that promote social and emotional development

This is what happened last Year....Don't Miss Out!

Schedule Details- More Details Coming Soon!

The 2020 Bridging the Gap Conference will provide the opportunity for multiple generations of stakeholders to engage in cross-disciplinary conversations that catalyze new partnerships and drive action. The learning agenda will explore cutting-edge science, practice, and policy. The gathering will reflect social and emotional learning in both content and form, including experiential activities for participants to engage in and bring back to their communities. The conference brings together hundreds of students, educators and professionals who are committed to equity, access, and inclusion in education at all levels. 

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