National Council of Teachers of English Logo

WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute

Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action

July 14-16, 2016 • St. Louis, Missouri

Whole Language UmbrellaThe WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute is a small,  friendly conference inviting educators from early childhood to college to explore issues through conversation and social action. Interactive sessions invite participants to share rough draft thinking around critical issues, and engage in first hand learning experiences  

Proposal Deadline was January 31, 2016.


Why Attend the Summer Institute?

The WLU Summer Institute is a place where leaders in the field and classroom practitioners have the chance to work and talk side-by-side at sessions, in the halls, and over meals. This opportunity to come together, keeping children at the center of our own learning, makes the WLU Summer Institute a very special learning event for one and all!
---Jane Baskwill, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Read more comments from Summer Institute participants.

Confirmed Speakers:

The NCTE Early Childhood Education Assembly is co-sponsoring an early childhood strand.

Two hour symposium sessions on Saturday morning provide in-depth experience for early childhood, elementary, secondary, and college speakers.

Close to 50 concurrent sessions organized as panels, workshops, and conversations. The Institute offers sessions for everyone from early childhood to secondary through college. 

Conference Themes:

  • ECEAEarly Childhood (Sponsored by the NCTE Early Childhood Education Assembly)
  • Adult Literacy
  • Critical Literacy / Democratic Classrooms
  • Digital and Visual Literacies
  • Language and Culture
  • Literacy and Social Action
  • Literacy within and across the Curriculum
  • Literature and the Imagination
  • Multilingual Classrooms
  • Parent and Community
  • Professional Learning
  • Reading and Miscue Analysis
  • Writing / Composition

The Literacies for All Summer Institute is a forum in which teachers and learners in this increasingly complex world can share their creative work.  In whole language classrooms, curriculum builds from the experiences, inquiries, challenges, and problems in learners’ daily lives. Learners develop as readers and writers as they address important issues, solve problems, and explore themes that cross subject-area boundaries.  Our small conference provides opportunities for in-depth discussions, the sharing of rough-draft thinking around critical issues, and first-hand, multimodal learning experiences.

The Literacies for All Summer Institute is a peer-reviewed conference.  All proposals addressing whole language themes are considered.


Not finding what you are looking for? 
Send us an email with your questions today! 


Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:

Join NCTE Today

Related Search Terms

Click here to learn more!


Copyright © 1998-2016 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram