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Professional Learning at Its Best
At the Scholastic Independent Reading Summit, our goal is to provide you with the latest practice and research about independent reading. Our line-up of thought-leaders and authors will help your classroom or school be the best it can be!
2020 Independent Reading Summit Locations
Thursday, June 18th
Morning Keynote: Pernille Ripp
Afternoon Keynote: Pam Muñoz Ryan
St. Louis
Wednesday June 24th
Morning Keynote: Sara K. Ahmed
Afternoon Keynote: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Thursday, July 9th
Morning Keynote: Pernille Ripp
Afternoon Keynote: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Tuesday, July 14th
Morning Keynote: Kate Messner
Afternoon Keynote: Erin Entrada Kelly
Tuesday, July 21st
Morning Keynote: Lauren Tarshis
Afternoon Keynote: Renée Watson
Costa Mesa
Thursday, July 23rd
Morning Keynote: Donalyn Miller
Afternoon Keynote: Meg Medina

Your Host
John Schu (AKA Mr. Schu) will once again be at EVERY location, along with a surprise guest speaker! Start your day at the Booktalks & Breakfast session where he'll review some of his favorite titles, as only he can!
John Schu is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. Every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! Full Bio
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A Peek at Last Year’s Independent Reading Summits

How to Attend
Registration for the 2020 Independent Reading Summits will open in February. Mark your calendar to come back and reserve your spot!

Need help?
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