• Summer Literacy Institute

    24th Annual Summer Literacy Institute: K-8/K-12

    The Premier Literacy Symposium in the Midwest


    • July 14-17, 2014
    • 8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m. (Lunch included)
    • Saint Paul campus

    Take a professional vacation at Hamline's Summer Literacy Institute! For 4 extraordinary days, learn with your peers and some of the finest educators in the country.

    See 2014 Agenda Here!!

    Featured Presenters

    Don’t miss featured presenters Peter Johnston, Frank Serafini, Jennifer Serravallo, and Steven Layne during this extraordinary week. Learn more »

    Monday: Peter Johnston - Author of Choice Words, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives and RTI in Literacy.

    Morning Session: Opening Minds and Hearts
    Afternoon Session: Developing Persistent, Strategic, Literacy Learners 

    Tuesday: Frank Serafini - Author of The Reading Workshop, Reading the Visual: Strategies for Interpreting Multimodal Texts, and many non-fiction nature books for children. Description of Frank Serafini's presentations.

    Morning Session:  Reading Workshop 2.0: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age
    Afternoon Session: Exploring Picture Books from Two Perspectives: Author/Illustrator and Children's Literature Professor  

    Wednesday: Jennifer Serravallo - Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project, author of Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Conferring with Readers, and Teaching Reading in Small Groups.

    Morning Session: When Texts Get Complex: Assessment, Goal-Setting, and Getting to the Next Level
    Afternoon Session: Teaching Reading in Small Groups 

    Thursday: Steven Layne - Author of Igniting the Passion for Reading and frequent speaker for literacy educators across the world.

    Morning Session: Confessions of a Reading Arsonist
    Afternoon Session: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers: Great Ideas You Can Put in Place Tomorrow! 

    New this year!

    • Stranded session themes include: reading and writing, content area strategies, educational equity, 21st-century learning, children's literature, research.
    • Expansion from K-6 to K-8 sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
    • Partnership with the Minnesota Reading Association on Thursday to include a K-12 audience.


    • $495 Regular conference
    • $150 Two graduate credits

    If space remains, one-day registrations may be accepted at $150 per day.


    Registration is now open!  Complete registration form and return to: 

    • By fax to 651-523-2585
    • By mail to Hamline University, Graduate Registration MS-A1750, 1536 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104-1248
    • In person to Student Administrative Services, East Hall Room 113
    • By Email as a pdf to registrar@hamline.edu 

    One-Day Registration

    One-day registrations are now being accepted.  

  • Parking

    Parking is free in all university lots during summer (except for the Anderson Center ramp, which has an hourly charge). Please observe the restricted or no parking spaces. Street parking is available on the side streets adjacent to Snelling.

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    2013 SLI

    Agenda 2013
    Presenter Bios 2013
    SLI in Pictures


    Featured Presenters

    2014 Presenter Bios
    Past Presenters