2014 21st Century Literacies Conference:

Connecting the Dots with Nonfiction across the Content Areas

Nonfiction is anchored in daily life and can be integrated in all areas of learning. This is a growing trend in 21st century classrooms and is a major component of the College and Career-Ready Standards. Kylene Beers writes in Notice and Note: “We want [students] inside the text, noticing everything, questioning everything, weighting everything they are reading against their lives, the lives of others, and the world around them.” This conference is an opportunity for educators along with Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, and Sue Wilder to demonstrate the teaching of nonfiction across all content areas.

The Red Mountain Writing Project invites proposals for presentations that align with the four strands of our conference as they relate to the conference theme.  These sessions will be on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.  They should be interactive and share practical and innovative ideas.  Proposals may be submitted online.

 Conference Information

Where:  The University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus, Birmingham, Alabama

When:  April 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Conference Strands:


  • Content Area Literacy
  • Teaching Strategies
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Integrating Technology into the Classroom

21st Century Literacies Conference