Conference 2015

 2015 NYSRA Conference

Diverse Learners, Diverse Literacies

November 9-11, 2015

Saratoga Hilton and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Thank you for an amazing conference everyone!  If presenters provided handouts, the handout are linked in the sessions tab.  See you in Rochester in 2016!


Draft conference book  

Speakers included


Richard Allington

Sandra Athans

Lucy Calkins

Julie Coiro

Eric Devine

Cheryl Dozier & S. Joy Stephens

Jessica Loy


Karen Beil

Nancy Castaldo

Angelica Infante-Green

Eric Luper

Margaret McKeown

NYSED ELA Associates

Maria Nichols & Pegeen Jensen

Jan Richardson

Laura Robb

Diana Sisson & Betsy Sisson

Kyra Teis

Shane Templeton

Marvin Terban


Pam Allyn

Barbara Boroson

Harvey “Smokey” Daniels

Sheila Flihan

Gravity Goldberg

Peter Johnston

Ernest Morrell

Donna Scanlon

Anya Wallach

Elizabeth Zunon



Thank you to our sponsors! 

Sandra Athans, Barbara Boroson, Drs. Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson, Marvin Terban, Jan Richardson, and Laura Robb are sponsored by Scholastic. 

Lucy Calkins is co-sponsored by Reynell Educational Resources.

Pam Allyn is sponsored by Pearson. Pearson is also providing the conference bags.

Gravity Goldberg is sponsored by Corwin Literacy

Shane Templeton is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Anya Wallach is co-sponsored by Sleeping Bear Press.

Thank you as well to SCBWI for presenting a SCBWI panel and to Skribblers for presenting a workshop on publishing student writing.

Questions: Liz Yanoff, nysraconf2015 at

Past conference links