Conferences & Workshops

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

If you are interested in booking Penny Kittle for a speaking event in 2020, please contact



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

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

March 9: University of Vermont Partnerships for Literacy and Learning, Essex, VT

March 12: Chinook School Division, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

March 22-23: 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 7: Central CT State Literacy Essentials Conference, New Britain, CT

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

April 11: 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

April 21: Nerd Camp New Jersey

May 5: ELAC, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

May 8-10: Asociación Escuelas Lincoln, Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 25: Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

June 4: Austin, TX

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

June 20: Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative, Beebe, AR

June 21: O.U.R. Education Co-op, Harrison, AR

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 24-26: Baylor Literacy Institute, Waco, TX

August 23-26: Tyrolia, Waco, TX

Sepember 21: Gatineau, Quebec

October 1: Heinemann workshop, TBA

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

October 13: Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English, Stillwater, OK

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

Dec. 3: Heinemann workshop, TBA

Dec. 14: Heinemann Writers' Workshop with Linda Rief, Freeport, ME