• Summer Literacy Institute 2016

    26th Annual Summer Literacy Institute: K-8/K-12


    Learn alongside your peers and with national literacy experts exploring issues in K-8 and K-12 literacy education.  Take advantage of more than 30 breakout sessions covering a variety of literacy topics in K-8 and K-12 education, connect with other education professionals, and lend your voice to the conversation. 

    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

    Institute Rates:

    • $445 Early-Bird Conference Rate (Register by June 3, 2016)
    • $495 Regular Conference Rate
    • $150 Two graduate credits

    One-day registrations are available for $150 per day if space is available. Administrative CEU Certificates will be granted. 


    Since the first Summer Literacy Institute was held in 1991, 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. At the 2016 Summer Literacy Institute, you'll:

    • 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

    Local Minnesota Author: David LaRochelle 

    July 12: Kristine Mraz 

    • Morning SessionA Mindset for Learning: Building Classrooms of Joyful, Independent Growth 
    • Afternoon Session: Charts as Pathways for Learning

    July 13: Mary Ehrenworth

    • Morning SessionGrowing Extraordinary Writers and Teaching Writing as a Transformative Force
    • Afternoon Session: Let's Debate! Raising the Level of Evidence-based Argument and Argument Writing Across the Curriculum

    July 14: Dan Feigelson

    • Morning Session: Reading Projects, Reimagined: Student Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking
    • Afternoon Session: Practical Punctuation: Teaching Mechanics in the Writing Workshop

    July 15: Angela Johnson

    • Morning Session: Man-in-the-Moon Pajamas and a Literary Life


  • Registration

    Current and former Hamline students who know their Hamline ID and password can register online through Piperline.

    Register Online

    Alternate Ways to Register

    If you have never taken a class at Hamline or if you have but do not know your Hamline ID and password, register through one of these two ways:

    Request registration through the online form.

    Complete the paper form and mail or fax your registration.