• Summer Literacy Institute: The Buzz

    "The overall 'feeling' of the week - positive, warm, joyful. There is an essence of sincere enthusiasm for teachers and what we do every day."

    "One of the best professional development opportunities in the area."

    "The institute is the GOLD STANDARD in its high level of professional discourse. I greatly appreciate the tremendous efforts made by all of the institute personnel."

    "You gave me a professional week that touched my heart and mind."

    "Although it may not have been planned, the keynote speakers built upon each other so well so that as a teacher I can walk away from the institute seeing the importance literacy has across all content areas as well as tons of practical tips and applications to use with students in the classroom."

    "I loved my time here! I feel as though I have learned so much in just 1 week. This has been such a valuable conference and experience for me. I am positive that you have created a future Literacy Institute junkie in me."

    "I love it here! You are ALL so wonderful and welcoming! Coming back each year I feel rejuvenated and refreshed and excited to try all the practical applications and ideas in my own classroom! THANK YOU SO MUCH!"

    Most positive experiences at the institute:
    "The overall positivity, electric high emotions and the variety of choices in sessions."
    "All of the general session speakers were phenomenal."
    "Connecting with colleagues across the state, country and world."

  • 2013 INSTITUTE

    JULY 15-18, 2013


    Parking is free in all university lots during the summer. Please observe the restricted or no parking spaces. Street parking is available on the side streets adjacent Snelling.

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