Alabama LETRS Symposium

June 27—29, 2021 | Gulf Shores, AL

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Dr. Louisa Moats

Louisa Moats, Ed.D.
Author of LETRS and

Dr. Lucy Hart-Paulson

Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Author of LETRS® for
Early Childhood Educators

Melody Ilk

Melody Ilk,
Author of A Principal's Primer for
Raising Reading Achievement

Voyager Sopris Learning® is pleased to host the Alabama LETRS® Symposium, featuring renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, and Ms. Melody Ilk.

On June 27—29, 2021, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL, educators are invited to network and collaborate with their colleagues about the science of reading, the requirements of the Alabama Literacy Act, and a variety of topics that impact student literacy success. Attendees will be joined by education leaders from the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

In addition to keynote presentations by Drs. Moats, Hart Paulson, and Ms. Ilk, the symposium program will include breakout sessions about:

  • The Alabama Literacy Act
  • LETRS and ESL students
  • Connecting reading and writing
  • Phonological awareness
  • Pre-writing with I Can Draw
  • Structured Literacy and dyslexia
  • Coaching the science of reading
  • Pre-Service teacher implications
  • Using diagnostic reading assessments

More sessions and presenters will be added prior to the event.

REGISTRATION: $299. Register today!

Sponsored by the
Council of Presidents


Complete this registration form to reserve your spot. Your registration will be confirmed once payment is received.


Tentative Agenda

Sunday, June 27, 2021 Preconference

  • Unit 5 for Cohort 2 (limit of 50 participants)
  • Roundtable
  • Carving Out Time in the School Day to Get It All Done
  • Registration
  • Reception
  • Dinner on your own

Monday, June 28, 2021

  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Keynote from Dr. Louisa Moats
  • Breakouts
  • Dinner on your own

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  • Breakfast included
  • Keynote from Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
  • Breakouts
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Lunch on your own

The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 E. Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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Laura Woolf

Laura Woolf, J.D.

Sales Executive
AL, FL Panhandle, MS


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Barbara Cooper

Barbara Cooper, Ph.D.

Director, Office of School Readiness
Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education


Gay Finn

Gay Finn

Education Administrator, Instructional Services
Alabama State Department of Education