Voyager Sopris Learning’s Online Literacy Symposium Set for June 18–19

Posted on Apr 13, 2020

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To Support Remote Professional Learning, Deeply Discounted Rate Available Now for Registrants

DALLAS—April 13, 2020—Voyager Sopris Learning has announced a stellar lineup of nationally recognized authors and experts to headline the fifth annual online Literacy Symposium, a two-day professional learning event for PreK to college educators. The two-day virtual event, set for Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19, will feature renowned panelists sharing the most current research and instructional strategies in literacy education.

To support remote professional learning in the wake of nationwide school closures, Voyager Sopris Learning is offering a deeply discounted rate of just $99 per person, nearly 30 percent off the regular price of $139. The discounted rate is available to those who register on or before June 17.

The sessions are designed for teachers and professors, instructional coaches, administrators, and curriculum directors. Attendees may join the 2020 sessions in real time to interact with the presenters and participants, and they may also access the recordings any time during the license activation period.

This year's Literacy Symposium presenters include:

  • Natalie Wexler J.D., Author, The Knowledge Gap, and Co-Author, The Writing Revolution;
  • Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D., Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, and Professor, MGH Institute;
  • Brandy Gatlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine;
  • Kate Nation, Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford;
  • 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, and author;
  • Kenn Apel, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Arnold School’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COMD), and ASHA fellow, University of South Carolina;
  • Sarah Siegel, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Practice, Learning Ovations
  • Maria Murray, CEO and President, The Reading League; and
  • Jay Connor, J.D., MBA, Founder and CEO, Learning Ovations.

“As usual, this year’s virtual lineup includes top-notch researchers skilled at conveying insights from scientific studies for education practitioners,” said Louisa A. Moats, Ed.D., a nationally recognized authority on literacy education who has been a presenter at the Symposium in previous years. “We will be fortunate to hear from Natalie Wexler and her session, ‘The Knowledge Gap: What it is and How to Narrow It’; Claude Goldenberg (‘Literacy Instruction for English Learners’); Kenn Apel (‘Morphemes Matter’); and several other fabulous presenters who will help advance our knowledge of reading research.”

The registration fee includes a Certificate of Attendance and a one-year license providing unlimited on-demand access to a growing archive of more than 30 hours of previous sessions, including presentations by respected researchers and authors, including Steven Dykstra, Ph.D., Jane Ashby, Ph.D., and others.

The 2020 Literacy Symposium will begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 18, and at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19. 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

For more information about Voyager Sopris Learning, visit

About Voyager Sopris Learning
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