• Summer Literacy Institute 2017
  • 27th Annual Summer Literacy Institute: K–8/K–12

    Our Stories Matter: Making Sense of the World

    Join Hamline School of Education for the 2017 Summer Literacy Institute, where you'll learn alongside your peers and with award-winning and nationally recognized literacy educators. 

    Take advantage of more than 30 breakout sessions covering a variety of literacy education topics, connect with other education professionals, and lend your voice to the conversation. Focus will be on K–8 audiences for the first three days, expanding to include 9–12 audiences on the final day. 

    The 2017 Summer Literacy Institute is held in partnership with the Minnesota Reading Association on Thursday, July 13.

    Institute Details

    Dates: July 10–13, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 
    Course: LANG 7707
    Institute Rates:

    • $495 early-bird conference rate (extended to Monday, June 19)
    • $545 regular conference rate
    • $150 two graduate credits (in addition to the conference rate)


    Since the first Summer Literacy Institute was held in 1991, the institute has featured more than 100 nationally renowned speakers who have led conversations on current topics and issues in literacy education. Want to know more? Here are highlights from the past 26 years.

    Featured Presenters

    July 10: Kristin Ziemke, consulting author and teacher

    • Morning Session: We are Made for Story
    • Afternoon Session: Micro-Writing: Using Digital Tools to Respond, Foster Fluency, and Provide Feedback across the Curriculum

    July 11: Sara Ahmed, consulting author and educator

    • Morning Session: Nurturing our Upstanders: Comprehension beyond the Classroom
    • Afternoon Session: Hard Work, Heart Work: Building Brave Classrooms

    July 12: Donalyn Miller, consulting author and educator

    • Morning Session: Voice and Choice: Fostering Student Reading Ownership
    • Afternoon Session: Books for a Better World, 2016–2017

    July 13: Christopher Lehman, author, consultant, and founding director of the Educator Collaborative

    • Morning Session: Falling in Love with Close Reading, Big Thinking, and Critical Caring
    • Afternoon Session: Loving Nonfiction (Even When You or Your Students Don’t Think It’s Possible), Grades 3–12

    Visiting Hamline MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Presenter

    July 11: Gene Yang

  • Registration

    Register Online

    Complete the paper form and mail or fax your registration.

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

    one-Day Registration

    One-day registration is now available at a rate of $150 for each day and open as space permits.

    Need a Place to Stay?

    Hamline has secured a block of hotel suites available at a discounted rate of $​119.00 per night at the Courtyard Minneapolis S​aint​ Paul/Roseville.​ Reservations may be made through June 16, 2017. Book lodging for the 2017 Summer Literacy Institute.

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