Professor Vassilios Fthenakis, University of Bolzano, Italy
Co-Construction and the Dialogical Principle: Social-Constructivism Approaches to Language Acquisition in the Early Years

Professor William Teale, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Digital Technologies and Literacy Learning: What Do We Know About What Works And What Doesn’t?

Professor Taffy Raphael, University of Illinois, U.S.A.
Question-Answer-Relationship as a Language for Higher Level Thinking

Professor Mary Ann Evans, University of Guelph, Canada
Triad of Shared Book Reading and Emergent Literacy Development

Professor Junko Yokota, National Louis University, U.S.A.
Digital Picture Books for Children:  Features that Differ from Print and Why They Matter

Professor, Jill Lewis-Spector, New Jersey City University, U.S.A., International Literacy Association
Literacy practices for promoting engaged citizenship and building positive futures