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When You’re Inspired, They’re Inspired: Join Us for a Powerful Professional Learning Experience—from the Comfort of Home

by Voyager Sopris Learning on Apr 9, 2020

  • Literacy
  • Literacy Symposium
  • Professional Development


Have you ever noticed that when you’re feeling inspired—when you have that bubbling of new ideas—your students pick up on that energy? Inspired educators lead to inspired learners, and there’s no better place to find that inspiration than with Voyager Sopris Learning’s fifth annual online Literacy Symposium 2020 #LITSY20.

This on-demand event brings together some of the field’s most influential researchers and practitioners all in one place. Though the symposium is June 18–19, on-demand access means you can see the symposium live, or anytime thereafter. Plus, when you register you also have access to a library containing more than 30 hours of archived webinars.

Literacy Symposium 2020 is ideal for educators from preK to higher education interested in improving student success in reading and writing. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Sessions are designed for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional developers. This online event features nationally recognized authors in literacy education, including:

  • Natalie Wexler, education journalist, novelist, and historian
    Author, The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—and How to Fix It (Avery 2019)
  • 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; Professor, MGH Institute
  • Kate Nation, Professor of Experimental Psychology
    Associate Head (Personnel), Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford; Tutor and Official Fellow in Psychology, St. John’s College
  • Shane Piasta, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Reading and Literature in Early and Middle Childhood, The Ohio State University
  • Claude Goldenberg, Ph.D.
    Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, Emeritus; Author of Successful School Change: Creating Settings to Improve Teaching and Learning (Teachers College)
  • Kenn Apel, Ph.D.
    COMD Professor and Chair; ASHA Fellow, University of South Carolina
  • Maria Murray, Ph.D.
    CEO and President, The Reading League: Advancing Evidence in Practice
  • Jay Connor, J.D. MBA
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Learning Ovations

The Literacy Symposium is organized by leading literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman, whose goal is twofold: improve educators’ expertise and bridge the gap in research to practice. This on-demand professional development experience features the latest research in literacy instruction delivered in a simple and affordable online solution. You’ll be inspired by new techniques and findings that will improve student success in reading and writing. Register today and secure your access to the latest research in literacy instruction.

The Literacy Symposium gives you on-demand admittance to unparalleled literacy professional development in one convenient location. A limited-time offer of $99 includes your one-year subscription, plus educators who attend the symposium online receive a Certificate of Completion for continuing education credits. Registration is $139 after June 17, 2020. To register, complete this form.

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