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TK–6 Literacy Conference: Everyone Has the Right to Read!

Learn About Evidence-Based Elementary Literacy Practices

CA Elementary Literacy Conference: Everyone has the right to read! Keynotes: Lacey Robinson  and Emily Hanford.

The California Elementary Literacy Conference will be held online on June 14 and 15, 2023.

Evidence-based practices allow teachers to confidently use instructional strategies that have been proven effective in helping students develop their literacy skills. By understanding which instructional practices are most effective for different types of learners, teachers can tailor their instruction to meet the needs of all students—including students who struggle with literacy.

To support educators in learning about evidence-based practices, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)—the Expert Lead in Literacy for the Early Literacy Support Block Grant—is announcing the 2023 California Elementary Literacy Conference. It will be held online on June 14 and 15, 2023 (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.).

The free, two-day conference is for teachers, administrators, school district and site staff, as well as partners interested in literacy. Participants from across the state—and around the world—will learn about evidence-based practices in elementary literacy for grades TK–6. Approximately 3,000 people from 41 states and 12 countries participated in last year’s conference. The 2023 theme is “Everyone Has the Right to Read!”

Noted journalist Emily Hanford and UnboundEd President and CEO Lacey Robinson will deliver exciting keynote addresses. Participants will be able to choose from more than 75 unique sessions focused on topics like literacy for multilingual learners, multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), special education, content-area literacy, assessment, inclusive practices, social-emotional learning (SEL), trauma-informed practices, student engagement, literacy coaching, and more.

The conference is sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the California Collaborative for Excellence in Education (CCEE), through the Expert Lead in Literacy grant. For questions, please email

Free Registration for Online Conference

Conference participation is free, but registration is required.