Win a Trip to Plain Talk 2024!

As educators, you know better than anyone that the key to supporting all learners along their literacy journeys is research-based instructional practices—and we want to know how you implement them in your classroom!

To enter our contest, tell us your answers to the questions below through a short essay, poem, song, video presentation, or your preferred method. Please note, final submissions must be in PDF or video format.

  • How do you use, or plan to use, evidence-based reading research and strategies in your teaching practice? Please share at least two ideas or strategies.
  • If you attend Plain Talk, what evidence-based practices are you looking forward to learning more about, and why? Please share at least two ideas or strategies.

The winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations, and admission to the Plain Talk conference in New Orleans from January 31 to February 2, 2024.

The Details

  • Who can enter: Any current educator who is a member of the Wonders® user community.
  • Type of medium: Though final entries must be submitted in PDF or video format, feel free to get creative! Possible methods include (but aren’t limited to!) poetry, short essays, songs, and videos.
  • What you should do: Create an entry that reflects your enthusiasm for evidence-based strategies and helps bring reading research to light! You will be evaluated on your entry’s fidelity to the submission questions, clarity, originality, creativity, alignment to literacy instruction, and helpfulness to fellow educators.
  • What you shouldn’t do: Please do not include any people other than yourself, including students, visible registered trademarks (logos on clothing, in the background, textbooks, products, etc.), or any information that violates someone’s privacy.

Entry period begins 9:00 AM EST on August 7, 2023 and ends 5:00 PM EST on September 22, 2023. No purchase necessary. Must be at least 18 years old, a legal U.S. resident, currently working as an educator and a current member of the Wonders User Community Discussion Board on Mobilize during the Entry Period to be eligible to win. Only one entry per person. See Official Rules for full eligibility criteria.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, the Plain Talk conference or its sponsors.