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Literacies for All Summer Institute

Schedule of Events

2015 Summer Institute Program


Thursday, July 9

10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration
 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Eye Movement Miscue Analysis (EMMA)
Researchers (all are welcome to attend)
 11:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Preconference Workshop (tickets required, includes lunch)
   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Opening  Session: Grace Lin


Friday, July 10

  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration
  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Coffee Break / Refreshments
  8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Opening Session: JoBeth Allen
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. A Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   B Sessions
  1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Luncheon: 25th Anniversary Celebration (tickets required)
  2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.C Sessions
  4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.D Sessions
  5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments & Entertainment

Saturday, July 11

  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Registration 
  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Coffee Break / Refreshments
  8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Early Literacy Forum: Candace Kuby and Tara Gutshall Rucker
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   E / F Symposium Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
  1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.G Sessions
 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.H Sessions
  3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Coffee Break / Refreshments
  4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Closing Session: Peter H. Johnston
  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. WLU Delegates Assembly (all are welcome to attend)



New This Year: Early Childhood Strand
Cosponsored by the NCTE Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA)
ECEAThe ECEA encourages early childhood educators to revel in the joy of early literacy at this year’s WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute early childhood strand! The strand features a keynote address by Candace Kuby and Tara Gutshall Rucker and a two-hour symposium, “Disrupting the Common Place,” that will challenge your thinking about critical literacy.

Open your mind to sessions exploring innovative practices that break through the walls of curriculum mandates, as well as studies of CCSS, RTI, and Reading Recovery in early childhood classrooms. Re-envision early childhood classrooms as holistic places where arts flourish, multimedia plays a significant role, and gender stereotypes are questioned. Hear the voices of Jamaican families and children and emergent bilingual learners! Participate in conversations about the power of wordless books, storytelling, and read-alouds.

Don’t miss this opportunity to develop sustained collaborations with international early childhood colleagues!


Sessions and Events for Secondary Teachers and College Faculty
Whole language engages students in meaning-centered, experiential learning in all P–16 classrooms, and secondary teachers and college faculty are sure to find colleagues at this year’s Institute!

Our Saturday morning symposium features two sessions that offer secondary and college educators extended workshops.

  • Start a Conversation on Digital Voice in Your Classroom
  • Facilitating Access, Enacting Democracy

In addition, a range of concurrent sessions address secondary and college classrooms including:

  • Helping Special Needs High School Students through Critical Literacy
  • Integrating Visual Arts into the Secondary Classroom
  • Transforming Literacy Instruction through “Funds of Knowledge.”
  • Making Space for Critical Literacy in a Standards-Driven Curriculum
  • Re-Visioning English and Literacy Teaching in Multicultural Secondary Classrooms
  • Fostering Student Responsibility in the Twenty-First Century Composition Classroom
  • Crossing the Interstellar Divide: Science in the College Composition Classroom
  • Every Picture Tells a Story: Locating Student Identity in Multimodal Narratives

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