February 19-20, 2020

Literacy academy

Hyatt regency columbus

350 N High St

Columbus, ohio 43215

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The Ohio Department of Education is holding its third annual Literacy Academy on February 19-20, 2020 for districts, schools, and early childhood providers working toward raising literacy achievement. The Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices.

Wednesday, February 19:  Please see FAQ’s below for event details


7:30am – 8:45am

Onsite Check-In (Regency Foyer outside ballroom)


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome (Regency Ballroom)


9:15am – 10:15am

Keynote Address: Dan Willingham (Regency Ballroom)


10:30am – 12:00pm

Learning Sessions I


12:15pm – 1:45pm



12:15pm – 1:45pm

Poster Sessions


2:00pm – 3:00pm

Panel Discussions


3:15pm – 4:45pm

Learning Sessions II

Thursday, February 20: Please see FAQ’s for event details


7:00am – 8:15am

Onsite Check-In (Regency Foyer outside ballroom)


8:30am – 8:45am

Welcome (Regency Ballroom)


8:45am – 9:45am

Keynote Address: Natalie Wexler (Regency Ballroom)


10:00am – 11:30am

Learning Sessions III


11:45am – 1:15pm



11:45am – 1:15pm

Poster Sessions


1:30pm – 3:00pm

Learning Sessions IV


Where can I find detailed information regarding Learning Sessions and Panel Discussions?
How long will conference last? What time does it end?

The conference begins on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 am and goes to Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Who are the speakers?

Speaker information can be found after registration by logging into the Expo Pass application.

Need instructions on how to download the Expo Pass App?

Click here to access the Attendee App Toolkit PDF

When are the breaks?

There are multiple break times for each day. Please refer to agenda on the Expo Pass application for more details.

When is lunch?

On Wednesday, February 19th lunch will be on your own from 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm.

On Thursday, February 20th, lunch will also be on your own from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm.

Where can I get a hotel?

The Hyatt Regency Columbus will have rooms blocked for this event. They are offering discounted rooms for single and doubles. The rate is $122 with a 17.5% tax. Room must be booked by January 27, 2020 to be eligible for discount. Regular room rates will apply after the deadline. 



Is there a cab/taxi service you can recommend?

There are several cab companies, car rental companies and private car services (REFER TO LOCATION SERVICES) There is also Uber or Lyft.


Am I able to record/video any sessions?

To protect our speakers proprietary information we do not allow recording or video of the event.

Will there be parking, is there a cost?

Parking is available on site at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

CHESTNUT STREET GARAGE: Located at Chestnut and High Streets, this garage is connected to the Hyatt Regency via a skywalk.

SOUTH GARAGE: Located on Nationwide Boulevard, directly connected to the Hyatt Regency

WEST GARAGE: Located west of High Street and just south of the North Market.

NORTH PARKING GARAGE: Located at the corner of North High Street and Goodale Boulevard.

EAST PARKING LOT: Is a surface lot, located at the corner of North 4th Street and Nationwide Boulevard.

Please refer to parking map/pricing sheet located under Event Materials in the Expo Pass application.

Where is the nearest airport?

The John Glenn International Airport (CMH) 4600 International Gateway, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 239-4000


Who do I contact if I need to cancel?

You may cancel by sending an email to ODEevents@esacertified.com or by calling (866)-777-7000 

If I need special accommodations, what should I do?

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact ODE Events at (866) 777-7000


Can I bring my spouse or a friend?

No guests are allowed for this event.


Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N. High St

Columbus, OH 43215

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