THE OAKLAND LITERACY SYMPOSIUM
WE HAD A BLAST!
WE HAD A BLAST!
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
How do we build a future where every young person is on a path to learn and love to read, and thrive in school and beyond?
Keep an eye out for next year's event, bringing educators, youth development professionals, leaders, design thinkers, and change makers together to learn, strategize, elevate, and collaborate.
WHO IS THE HOST?
Literacy & Justice for All: Oakland Literacy Symposium is Oakland Literacy Coalition's inaugural conference that aims to break down barriers, highlight best practices, and elevate local solutions.
WHO IS INVITED?
Educators, non-profit providers, community leaders, and parents are encouraged to attend.
WHEN WAS IT?: OCT 1 -2
Stay on the lookout for next year's event and register yourself or your organization! Oakland teachers and school staff will be able to register with a 50% discount. OLC members will receive two free tickets.
WELCOME HAPPY HOUR
We had a blast! Symposium speakers & attendees gathered at a kickoff event with an in-person happy hour on Thursday, September 30th, 5:30-7:30pm at Kingston 11!
Solving the most challenging literacy needs will take all of us.
ABOUT THE OLC
Through networking and convening, the Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC) builds connections and closes the gap between individuals and entities, creating a united, community-powered, effort toward improving literacy for Oakland students.
Through our annual Symposium, we strive to create an environment where together we can learn, strategize, elevate, and collaborate in order to empower Oakland learners of all ages with the literacy skills that set them on the path to success.
Bringing teacher professional learning to your living room
GET YOUR PROFESIONAL GROWTH EQUIVALENCY CREDITS
Get credit for engaging professional learning on a diverse range of topics connecting you with other Oakland educators and stakeholders at our Symposium OUSD teachers.
To apply for credit, fill out the form below, have it approved by the academic team, and submit to their Employee Support Specialist.
CONCURRENT SESSION WORKSHOPS
Intervention is Racist
3Ls Academy: Literacy, Leadership & Liberation
Sabrina “Bri” Moore and Precious James
The Oakland REACH and FluentSeeds Partnership
The Oakland REACH & FluentSeeds
Emily Grunt and Michael De Sousa
Math in Storybooks
Tandem, Partners in Early Learning
Paola Bea and Yolanda Romo-Gonzalez
Arguing the Case for Student Learning
Education Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO)
Emma Roos, Lily Wong, Peter Roos & Kenji Hakuta
Life As Primary Text: An Experiential Youth Speaks Writing Workshop for Educators
Gabriel Cortez and Sandy Vazquez
Agentic Students + Literacy
Charles Cole III with Youth Guests
Help Wanted: Change Managers for Literacy Instruction
Early Literacy Kings Project
Oakland Unified School District Early Literacy Kings Project
Taji Brown and Kahlil Chatmon
Family Engagement Lab and Springboard Collaborative
Vidya Sundaram, Cecilia Aguilar, and Iralys Lopez
It’s Not The Swing of the Pendulum: Reading & The Brain
The Right to Read Project
Lani Mednick and Margaret Goldberg
Support Dual Language Learners with SEEDS Repeated Read Aloud
CARES for Learning
Bernadette Pilar Zermeno
A virtual, accessible, and affordable home for literacy & learning.
THE IMPACT: COMMUNITY LITERACY
Bridge learning from the classroom, home, and beyond.
Deepen the practice of educators, providers, and youth development professionals.
Align and link learning and instruction across the learning continuum.
Collaborative spaces for professional learning—educators, leaders, and changemakers together.
Deepen community commitment of literacy as a tool for equity and driver of change.
Build literacy allies and champions across our region.
Designed with an advisory group of local stakeholders and educators.
Teachers and community-based educators learning together in service of students.
GROUNDED IN PRACTICE
Practitioner focused, practitioner taught.
Program designed around students and communities served.