2022 Conference

Host hotel and conference location:

Moody Gardens Galveston Island Hotel, Spa & Convention Center

Seven Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX. 77554

(409) 744-4673

Sleeping rooms - Run of the House: $159*
Complimentary Self Parking

Reserve your sleeping room here!

*TCTELA Conference sleeping room discount is available on a limited basis until February 2, 2022.

Attendees register online here by credit card or purchase order.

Attendee Registration Form to print and mail with check.

Presentation proposals are accepted through September 17, 2021.

Complete the Presentation Proposal Form today!
Student grants available until November 1, 2021. Apply here

Sponsor and exhibitor registration is now open! Sponsorship opportunities are available here.


KATE ROBERTS is a national literacy consultant, top-selling author, and keynote speaker. She taught reading and writing in Brooklyn, NY and worked as a literacy coach before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in 2005, where she worked as a Lead Staff Developer for 11 years. Kate's latest book, A Novel Approach, asks how we can teach whole class novels while still holding onto student centered practices like readers workshop. She is also the co-author of Falling in Love with Close Reading (with Christopher Lehman), DIY Literacy (with Maggie Beattie Roberts), and she co-wrote two Units of study books on Literary Essay. Her work with students across the country has led to her belief that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down and made engaging. Kate has worked nationally and internationally to help teachers, schools, and districts develop and implement strong teaching practices and curriculum. Twitter: @TeachKate Pinterest: /IndentBlog Blog: KateAndMaggie.com
JULIA E. TORRES is a nationally recognized veteran language arts teacher-librarian in Denver, Colorado. Julia facilitates teacher development workshops rooted in the areas of anti-racist education, equity and access in literacy and librarianship, and education as a practice of liberation. Julia's work has been featured on NPR, AlJazeera’s The Stream, PBS Education, KQED’s MindShift, Rethinking Schools, Learning for Justice Magazine, and many more. She is a current Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award committee member, a member of both the Book Love Foundation and ALAN boards of directors, an Educolor Steering committee member, a The Educator Collaborative Book Ambassador, and a co-founder of #DisruptTexts.


SARA K. AHMED currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Integration and 5th-grade advisor at Catherine Cook School in Chicago. She has taught and coached in city, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where her classrooms were designed to help students consider their own identities and see the humanity in others. When she is not in the classroom or meeting with teachers, you can find her coaching cross country, soccer, or basketball.

Additional Presenters to be announced soon!

Photos from TCTELA 2020