Conferences & Workshops

Penny speaks on topics in literacy education K-12 throughout North America and across the world. She has been a teacher in residence, co-teaching and planning alongside classroom teachers.

If you are interested in booking Penny Kittle for a speaking event in 2019, please contact



January 20: North Kansas City Schools, MO

January 21: Texas Council of Teachers of English, Fort Worth, TX

February 2-5: CCIRA, Denver, CO

February 6: North Battleford, Saskatchewan

February 8: Berrien RESA, Berrien Springs, MI

February 9-10: Wisconsin Reading Association conference, Milwaukee, WI

February 16: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

February 18-19: California Association of Teachers of English, Santa Clara, CA

February 23-24: Shekou International School, Shenzhen, China

February 25-26: Eastern Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) conference, Gangzhou, China

February 27-28: American International School of Guangzhou, Gangzhou, China

March 6-10: The International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

March 13-16: International School Bangkok, Thailand

March 17-19: Adolescent Literacy Summit, International School Bangkok, Thailand

April 4: The University of New Hampshire College of English Education

April 8: Don Graves Write Now! Conference in North Conway, NH

April 12-13: Beaverton School District, OR

April 15: Salem, OR

April 18: Heinemann Book Love workshop, San Antonio, TX

April 19: Heinemann Book Love workshop, Houston, TX

April 25: Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, NYC

April 27: ASCD conference Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 12: North Kansas City Schools, MO

May 31: Medina City Schools, Medina, OH

June 1: Northwest Arkansas Writing Project, Fayetteville, AR

June 7: Katy, TX

June 8: Wichitah Falls, TX

June 9: NTCTELA, Hurst, TX

June 12-14: Honolulu, HI

June 21: Port Washington-Saukville School District, Port Washington, WI

June 25-29: Boothbay Literacy Retreat, Boothbay, ME

July 6-7: Region 3 Education Service Center, Victoria, TX

July 10: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

July 11-12: UNH Summer Literacy Institutes

July 15: Literacy for All Conference, New Brunswick

July 17-19: Baylor Literacy Institute, TX

July 20-22: Literacy Institute w/Kelly Gallagher, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

July 30-August 2: Pacific Coast Literacy Institute, San Diego, CA

August 3-4: CESA6 Literacy Center, Oshkosh, WI

August 14-15: American International School of Budapest, Hungary

September 29: Book Love Heinemann Workshop, Portland, OR          REGISTER

October 2: Clear Creek Independent School District, League City, TX

October 13: Book Love Heinemann Workshop, Rochester, NY          REGISTER

October 16: Judson University, Chicago, IL          REGISTER

October 22-23: Literacy for All, Providence, RI          REGISTER

November 10, 41st Day of Reading, Chicago, IL          REGISTER

November 16-19: NCTE St. Louis, MO          REGISTER



January 17: Chicago, IL

January 29: Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium, Canada

January 31-February 2: Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA

February 5: Heinemann workshop with Kelly Gallagher, Atlanta, GA

February 8: Kent ISD, Grand Rapids, MI

February 10: Wisconsin State Reading Association, WI

February 16: Oregon Reading Association, Portland, OR

Febraury 22-23: Reading for the Love of It!, Toronto, CA

March 1: Upstate Schools Consortium, Furman University, Greenville, SC

March 9: University of Vermont

March 23: San Ramone Valley School District, San Ramone, CA

March 26:Heinemann workshop with Kelly Gallagher, Dallas, TX

March 27-28: Jenks Public Schools, Jenks, OK

March 29: Literacy Promise Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

March 31: Don Graves' Write Now! Conference in North Conway, NH

April 5-6: NELMS, Rhode Island

April 9: MRA, Massachusetts Reading Association, Boston, MA

April 12: Contra Costa County Office of Public Education, Danville, CA

April 16-17: Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR

April 20: Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, MI

May 5: ELAC, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

May 25: Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

June 19: South Central Educational Service Center, Camden, AR

June 22: Heinemann workshop, TBA

June 24-28: Boothbay Literacy Retreat, Boothbay Harbor, ME

July 16-18: UNH Summer Literacy Institutes w/Kelly Gallagher and Tom Newkirk

July 19: America Reading Company, King of Prussia, PA

July 20-22: ILA, Austin, TX

July 29-Aug 1: Pacific Coast Literacy Institute, TBA

Sepember 21: Gatineau, Quebec

October 1: Heinemann workshop, TBA

October 6: Colorado Language Arts Society conference, Denver, CO

October 8: Arkansas Reading Association

October 26: Montgomery County Intermediate SD, Norristown, PA

October 29: Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, Big Lake, MN

November 15: Arkansas Reading Association, Conway, AR

November 15-18: NCTE, Houston, TX