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Because inspired educators lead to inspired learners.

Featuring nationally recognized experts sharing the latest research in literacy instruction, this online professional development event is designed for preK to college educators interested in improving student success in reading and writing.

Hosted by Voyager Sopris Learning®, the symposium is an annual gathering of distinguished experts addressing current topics in the field of literacy. The live Literacy Symposium 2019 event took place July 8–9, but you can still access more than 30 hours of online material including sessions by today's top literacy specialists Steven Dykstra, Ph.D., Jane Ashby, Ph.D., and more.

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Featured authors in literacy education include:

Steven Dykstra, Ph.D.
Understanding research: Become an informed research consumer who digests, understands the science of reading to make better teaching decisions.

Charles Haynes, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Leslie Laud, Ed.D.

Help students with language-learning disabilities express themselves: Learn about structured, theme-centered strategies for developing sentence-level writing that enable students to write fluently.

Jane Ashby, Ph.D.
Reading and the brain: Study the brain basis of reading and the implications of reading research for improving classroom education.

Melissa Farrell, Ph.D.
The relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension: Although rarely acknowledged, listening is a primary vehicle through which children learn and it is rarely taught. Understanding the reading/listening ratio can help struggling students succeed.


Clips from Previous Literacy Symposium Presentations


Dyslexia: What’s all the Fuss? A Scientific Perspective

Jack M Fletcher, Ph.D.


Let’s Analyze! Using Teacher Expertise to Assess Lesson Effectiveness

Carol Tolman, Ed.D.


How Has the Common Core Changed Reading Instruction?

David Liben


Syntax Matters: The Link Between Sentence Writing and Sentence Comprehending

William Van Cleave, W.V.C.ED