Experts Lead Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2019 Online Literacy Symposium

Posted on May 14, 2019

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Virtual Professional Development Event, July 8-9, Designed for Educators Focused on Improving Student Success in Reading and Writing

DALLAS—May 14, 2019—Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2019 Literacy Symposium, a two-day online professional development event, July 8-9, featuring leading experts sharing the most current research in literacy instruction.

The Literacy Symposium will provide PreK to college educators with 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.

Registration is $139 per person. The fee includes a Certificate of Attendance and a one-year license providing unlimited online, on-demand access to a growing archive of more than 30 hours of previous sessions, including presentations by respected researchers such as Mark Seidenberg, Jack Fletcher, Hugh Catts, David Share, Louise Spear-Swerling, and many others.

Attendees may join the 2019 sessions in real time and interact with the presenters and participants, or they may access the recordings any time during the license activation period.

This year's presenters include:

  • Jane Ashby, Ph.D., senior director of education, Stern Center for Language and Learning, Williston, Vt.;
  • Susan Brady, Ph.D., professor of school psychology, University of Rhode Island;
  • Charles Haynes, Ed.D., professor communication sciences and disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions;
  • Leslie Laud, Ed.D., instructor, Bank Street College of Education, Wellesley, Mass.;
  • Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed., director of academic and professional practices, AIM Academy, Conshohocken, Pa.;
  • Mary Beth Calhoon, Ph.D., associate professor/department of teaching and learning, University of Miami;
  • Steven Dykstra, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, Milwaukee County (Wis.);
  • Melissa Farrall, Ph.D., program director for evaluation, Stern Center for Language and Learning, Williston, Vt.; and
  • Debbie Hartwig, M.A., school improvement consultant/literacy coach, Ohio Department of Education, Canton, Ohio.

“Voyager Sopris Learning has again assembled a remarkable lineup to ensure attendees will learn from today’s top experts in the field of literacy,” said Louisa A. Moats, Ed.D., a nationally recognized authority on literacy education who has been a presenter at the Symposium in previous years. “The information to be gleaned over these two days will be invaluable for educators committed to improving student success in reading and writing.”

The 2019 Literacy Symposium will begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT Monday, July 8, and at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sessions conclude each day at 4:30 p.m. All session topics and a complete agenda will be available soon on the event website.

To register, visit For more information, call toll-free (800) 547-6747 or send an email to

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About Voyager Sopris Learning

Voyager Sopris Learning® is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our programs and services are based on research and classroom evidence, ensuring they are easy to implement, teacher friendly and effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools, programs, and professional development, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD).

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About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. Using a research-based, personalized approach, Cambium Learning Group delivers SaaS resources and instructional products that engage students and support teachers in fun, positive, safe and scalable environments. These solutions are provided through Learning A-Z® (online differentiated instruction for elementary school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning® (online interactive math and science simulations and a math fact fluency solution), Voyager Sopris Learning® (blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional development for teachers), and VKidz Learning (online comprehensive homeschool education and programs for literacy and science). We believe that every student has unlimited potential, that teachers matter, and that data, instruction, and practice are the keys to success in the classroom and beyond.

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