Moving Literacy Outdoors with Valerie Bang-Jensen

We will explore five broad approaches to literacy that you can move outdoors: Literacy to Go, Word Gardens, StoryWalks, Interpretive Signage, and Literacy Trails. Find first steps, varied entry points, logistics, literacy connections, and ways that you can level up once you’re ready.

Participants receive a copy of Valerie’s newest book, Literacy Moves Outdoors: Learning Approaches for Any Environment, published by Heinemann, 2023


This is a virtual event, live with the author. We hope you will join us for an inspiring conversation!

Registration is open now!

Save the Date — May 3, 2024!!!

Kelly Gallagher is coming to the Sugarbush Conference Center!!

Kelly Gallagher

Since 1985, Kelly Gallagher has devoted himself to the teaching of reading, writing, listening and speaking—first and foremost, as a high school ELA teacher in Anaheim, California, and also as an author/consultant who works with educators around the world.  Today, he is considered one of the leading voices in literacy education.

Watch for more information here!

WARNING: VCL Board Meeting, April 9th


WHAT:  Vermont Council on Literacy Board Meeting

WHEN: April 9, 2024; 7-8:30 pm on ZOOM

Finalizing awards and mini-grant recipients
Getting the conference details settled for May 3

Feb 6: Book Banning Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on book banning with David Zuckerman and Vermont author, Tanya Lee Stone. Librarians Elizabeth Shelley and Caitlin Casslen will join the discussion, too!

Can’t make it to Barre?  ZOOM with us.

We are Brand New!

Join us on May 5th to celebrate our new name – Vermont Council on Literacy – with Ralph Fletcher! We are hosting this conference at the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont.  Ralph is not only an author of many children’s books, he is also a teacher of writing with even more books to his name!  As always, Ralph is a warm and personable presenter.  He is sure to spark your interest and enthusiasm when it comes to supporting young writers in our classrooms, no matter the age. Take advantage of our early bird pricing of $195.00  until March 5, $225.00 after March 5th. Don’t miss this literacy event – food – fun and learning with others! 

Hello world!

We are the NEW Vermont Council on Literacy!

Vermont Council on Literacy

This signals a new and refreshed organization ready to take on literacy support in our Vermont schools! Our Spring Conference with Ralph Fletcher is being held on May 5th at the Sugarbush Inn in Warren. We hope you will join us there!


Vermont Council on Literacy is here for you! Please spread the word :)

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