Literacy Symposium

July 8–9, 2019

This on-demand professional development experience features the latest research in literacy instruction delivered in a simple and affordable online solution

Literacy educators from preK to higher education interested in improving student success in reading and writing are encouraged to attend Literacy Symposium 2019 hosted by Voyager Sopris Learning®.

Inspired educators lead to inspired learners. Annually, Voyager Sopris Learning invites the most distinguished speakers to address current topics in the field of literacy. New content is added each year, and a library containing more than 30 hours of archived webinars is available to the licensed user.

Literacy Symposium 2019 will give educators unparalleled literacy professional development in one convenient location.




“Teacher expertise is the key to unlocking student potential: programs don’t teach students, teachers do.”

—Carol Tolman, Ed.D. Co-author of LETRS® and Literacy Symposium 2019 contributor

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Literacy Symposium

Led by literacy experts and renowned authors Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, presenters address timely and important topics in literacy education. Featured speakers and topics 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.

And many more.

Who Should Attend?
Literacy educators from preK to higher education interested in improving student success in reading and writing are encouraged to attend.

Inspired teachers lead to inspired learners.



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

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