26th Annual Summer Literacy Institute: K-8/K-12 TEACH FOR HOPE, LEARN WITH OPTIMISM Learn alongside your peers and with national literacy experts exploring issues in K-8 and K-12 literacy education. The first Summer Literacy Institute was held in 1991, and since that time, the institute has featured more than 100 nationally-renowned speakers to lead conversations on current topics and issues in literacy education. Want to know more? Here are highlights from the past 25 years. The 2016 Summer Literacy Institute will be offered in partnership with the Minnesota Reading Association on Wednesday, July 13. Institute Details Dates: July 12-15, 2016 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (8:30 - noon on July 15) Location: Hamline University, Saint Paul Campus RATES $445 Early-Bird Conference Rate (Register by June 3, 2016) $495 Regular Conference Rate $150 Two graduate credits One-day registrations will be available for $150 per day if space is available.Highlights Explore literacy issues in K-8 education Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and in K-12 education on Wednesday. Engage in a collaborative learning environment and connect with other educators. Enjoy breakout sessions in 21st-century learning skills, educational equity, reading, writing, and children's literature. Featured Presenters July 12 - Kristine Mraz, author and teacher in the New York City Public Schools. July 13 - Mary Ehrenworth, author and deputy director at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. July 14 - Dan Feigelson, author and regular presenter on the teaching of reading and writing. July 15 - Angela Johnson, award-winning American children's book and poetry author with more than 40 books to her credit. Registration Registration for SLI 2016 will open on March 7.