Presented in cooperation with the Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)
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The Literacies for All Summer Institute is a forum in which progressive educators collaborate and explore the many ways in which we support learners as they inquire, think, engage, investigate, interrogate, and act within and upon their worlds.
The theme for the 24th Whole Language Umbrella Literacies for All Summer Institute is Authentic Literacy Events and Social Actions: Celebrating Relationships and Partnerships.
The Preconference Workshop continues our tradition of focusing on political issues that influence teaching, learning, language, and curriculum and ways in which we might resist and challenge policies and legislation that hurt children.
NOTE: This year the Summer Institute is held in conjunction with the Reading Miscue Analysis Conference.
Hofstra University is where all Summer Institute activities will take place with several options for transportation and housing available.
Professional Development Certificate is available for 20 PD hours for full attendance. Additional hours may be earned for the Preconference Workshop and Miscue Analysis Conference.
Thursday, July 18: 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Responses to the Corporate Takeover of Public Education:
Stories of Agency and Actions
$65.00 (lunch included)
The intent of this year's preconference workshop is to present stories of agency and action that are inspirational for all those struggling against corporate-driven public education policies.The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to hear directly from students, teachers, parents, union organizers, administrators and community activists about the problems facing their schools/classrooms and the strategies being employed to respond. Issues include; union busting, charters and vouchers, school closings, equity and segregation, test-based teacher evaluation, and Common Core standards. Areas of the country represented will include: Chicago, New Orleans, Albuquerque, New York, New Jersey, DC. Baltimore and Boston. Our goal is for participants to return to their own school communities with knowledge of a wider range of strategies such as litigation, legislation, union actions, resolutions, petitions, mass protests in order to effectively stem the tide of corporate reform.
July 19: 1:00– 2:15 p.m. In Recognition of Denny Taylor
$22.00 (tickets required)
Denny Taylor is Professor of Literacy Studies at Hofstra University. She has been engaged in ethnographic literacy research since 1977 with her landmark study of family literacy. She has nine books and numerous articles and chapters on literacy in family, school and community settings. She has won many awards and was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame in 2004. Dr. Taylor’s current transdisciplinary research focuses on the human impact on global Earth systems and the impact of catastrophic events on the lives of children. Her field work includes research in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Her recent articles and presentations are available at DennyTaylor.com.
We welcome all conference participants to join us as Denny’s students, colleagues, and friends celebrate her contributions to the field of literacy and the lives of learners, families and teachers.
Held in conjunction with the Literacies for All Summer Institute
(separate registration required)
July 15–17, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hofstra University Hagedorn Hall
The Reading Miscue Analysis Conference brings educators together to explore miscue analysis as an approach to understanding the reading process, evaluating readers, and providing classroom literacy support. This small, focused conference provides invites conversations among participants.
for Miscue Conference specifics and registration form.
$150 Registration Fee ($75 for Students)
NOTE: Literacies for All Summer Institute participants may register for the Miscue Conference at a reduced rate of $100.
For information regarding professional development registration, call the Office of Professional Development at (516) 463-5750 or visit Office of Professional Development.
For information about the Miscue Conference, contact Debra Goodman or Alan Flurkey.
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