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June 18–19, 2020

As educators around the world transition to a virtual space to teach and learn, Literacy Symposium offers a remote, high-quality professional learning opportunity and resources to support you while navigating all the new possibilities.

Join us for the fifth annual Literacy Symposium to learn from authors and experts around the world addressing today’s innovative literacy topics, including closing the knowledge gap; assessment; literacy instruction for English learners; and writing and literacy for early childhood.

This unique opportunity is available online to support your remote learning!

Register now and receive:

  • Unrestricted access for sessions on both days with renowned literacy presenters
  • A one-year license to access the vast library of high-quality recorded content on demand
  • A Certificate of Completion for valuable continuing education credits

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Literacy Symposium 2020 includes a lineup of internationally recognized authors, educators, and experts:

Natalie Wexler, J.D.
Author of The Knowledge Gap and co-author of The Writing Revolution

Brandy Gatlin-Nash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Kate Nation, BSc, DPhil, CPsychol
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, England

Shane Piasta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Reading and Literature in Early and Middle Childhood in the Department of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, and Faculty Associate for the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy

Claude Goldenberg, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
COMD Professor and Chair, and ASHA Fellow at the Arnold School of Public Health, University or South Carolina

Maria Murray, Ph.D.
President and CEO, The Reading League

Jay Connor, J.D., MBA
Founder and CEO, Learning Ovations

Sarah Siegal, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Practice, Learning Ovations

Additional speakers and topics continually added.

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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