Literacy Symposium

July 8–9, 2019

Because inspired educators lead to inspired learners.

Featuring nationally recognized experts sharing the latest research in literacy instruction, this online professional development event is designed for preK to college educators interested in improving student success in reading and writing.

Hosted by Voyager Sopris Learning®, the symposium is an annual gathering of distinguished experts addressing current topics in the field of literacy. Registration 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.

Literacy Symposium 2019 gives educators unparalleled literacy professional development in one convenient location:

  • Easy access to the live, two-day event
  • Certificate of Attendance for continuing education credits
  • One-year license to a vast, on-demand archive of previously recorded content

Registration is $139 per person. Please register and pay by Noon Central Daylight Time on July 3 in order to attend the live event. Complete the form on this page. Need assistance? Contact Customer Support at 800.547.6747 or

“Teacher expertise is the key to unlocking student potential: programs don’t teach students, teachers do.”

—Carol Tolman, Ed.D. Co-author of LETRS® and Literacy Symposium 2019 contributor

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Featured authors in literacy education include:

Steven Dykstra, Ph.D.
Understanding research: Become an informed research consumer who digests, understands the science of reading to make better teaching decisions.

Charles Haynes, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Leslie Laud, Ed.D.

Help students with language-learning disabilities express themselves: Learn about structured, theme-centered strategies for developing sentence-level writing that enable students to write fluently.

Jane Ashby, Ph.D.
Reading and the brain: Study the brain basis of reading and the implications of reading research for improving classroom education.

Melissa Farrell, Ph.D.
The relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension: Although rarely acknowledged, listening is a primary vehicle through which children learn and it is rarely taught. Understanding the reading/listening ratio can help struggling students succeed.




Dyslexia: What’s all the Fuss? A Scientific Perspective
Jack M Fletcher, Ph.D.


Let’s Analyze! Using Teacher Expertise to Assess Lesson Effectiveness
Carol Tolman, Ed.D.


How Has the Common Core Changed Reading Instruction?
David Liben


Syntax Matters: The Link Between Sentence Writing and Sentence Comprehending
William Van Cleave, W.V.C.ED

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