Previous Events

17 October 2013

Chicago Literacy Day

Chicago, IL

Freddy presents for educational leaders at Chicago Public Schools.

16 October 2013

WA State Literacy Leadership Day

Seattle, WA

This event has been cancelled.

Freddy presents at the WA State Literacy Leadership Day in Seattle.

16 October 2013

Pearson Literacy Leadership Day

Portland, OR

Freddy presents a presentation at the Pearson Literacy Leadership Day in Portland, OR.

16 September 2013

Magnolia School District

Anaheim, California

Presentation for the Magnolia School District.

4 September 2013

Time Matters in Becoming Proficient with Complex Text

In this presentation, Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert will talk about the need for students, beginning in kindergarten, to spend substantial amounts of time with text.  Without such opportunities, students will not have the proficiencies to comprehend texts with complex content and structures as they move through school.  In this presentation, Freddy will describe ways in which teachers can increase the time their students spend in reading to learn.

19 August 2013

Zinco Education's Literacy and The Common Core Conference

Norwalk, CA

Freddy presents at Zinco Education's Literacy and The Common Core Conference.

26 June 2013

Emma Eccles Jones 14th Annual Early Childhood Symposium

Ogden, UT

Freddy presents the keynote presentation on June 26, 2013 of Emma Eccles Jones 14th Annual Early Childhood Symposium.

27 April 2013

AERA 2013

San Francisco, CA

19 April 2013

IRA 2013 San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

This preconvention institute is designed to answer pressing questions of educational leaders in states, districts, and schools about the new assessments that will be administered in the 2014—2015 school year.

19 April 2013

Institute 19: Assessment in the Era of the Common Core State Standards

This session gives educators insight into assessments that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Speakers include leaders in the development of the CCSS and related assessments, researchers of assessment practices and issues, and leaders in state agencies and teacher education who are working on implementation of the CCSS. Articles and presentations of presenters and opportunities to ask questions of presenters will be available prior to the institute to support shared background for dialogue and presentations. Participants will also be able to ask questions of speakers digitally during the institute which will be addressed in summary sessions.

20 April 2013

Research into Practice: The Common Core's Three Sources for Text Complexity

The Common Core State Standards identified a three-part model for establishing the complexity of texts. This presentation will examine existing scholarship for each source-quantitative, qualitative, and reader-task-with the goal of identifying support for educators in selecting and teaching texts in ways that increase students' capacity with complex text (Standard 10). Ways in which practitioners and researchers can work together to bolster text assessment systems will be identified in the final section of the presentation.

20 April 2013

Literacy Implementation Guidance for the Common Core ELA Standards

As part of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee, Freddy and colleagues present the Literacy Implementation Guidance.

22 April 2013

When it Comes to Making a Difference, Nothing Beats a Good Theory

21 April 2013

Reading Plus at IRA 2013

22 April 2013

Pearson and QuickReads at IRA 2013

Freddy teams up with Pearson to discuss text complexity, assessment, and the Common Core State Standards.

15 April 2013

Wisconsin's Literacy (un)Conference 2013

Freddy is presenting an online presentation for Wisconsin's Literacy (un)Conference 2013.