Summer Literacy Institute

Reading and Writing in the 21st Century: What’s New?
June 29 to July 2, 2015

June 29: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; June 30, July 1, and 2: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel and Conference Center, Wakefield, MA 

The 2015 Summer Literacy Institute will focus on reading and writing in the 21st century and the implications for teaching younger and older students to read and write in an era of change.  With ideas for educators at all grade levels, this year’s Institute will again be led by Boston University Professor Lee Indrisano and feature the following nationally-recognized literacy experts as guest speakers. 

  • Monday, June 29: Elfrieda Hiebert, Text Project
  • Tuesday, June 30: Patrick Proctor, Boston College
  • Wednesday, July 1: Donald Leu, University of Connecticut
  • Thursday, July 2: Junko Yokota, National Louis University

Each day’s schedule will include a general session and discussion with the guest speaker followed by grade-level group sessions. The group sessions will focus on the ways the presentations and discussions of the topics, including understandings of text complexity, teaching and assessing bilingual learners, the new literacies, and children’s and young adult literature, inform the practice of educators at the primary, middle school, and secondary schools.

For information about registration and payment, please send an e-mail to Marc Hartigan at For other information, please contact Evelyn Ford-Connors at 617-358-0910 or

Previous Summer Literacy Institutes