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  • SLI-2020

    Summer Literacy Institute: K–8/K–12

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

    Take advantage of more than 20 breakout sessions covering a variety of literacy education topics, connect with other education professionals, and lend your voice to the conversation.

    Institute Details

    Dates: July 13–16, 2020

    Featured Presenters

    July 13: Kristin Ziemke
    July 14: Cornelius Minor
    July 15: Stephanie Harvey
    July 16: Kao Kalia Yang


    Registration for the 2020 Summer Literacy Institute (Conference Only) is now open!  

    Participants may register for the full-conference or select a one-day option.  Please visit our conference registration page for more information. 

    Conference Only Rate - $495.00 (Before June 1, 2020)


    Graduate credit will be available as an option for students who prefer to register for the course.  Those registering for graduate credit will be required to complete an assignment and pay an additional course fee.    

    Register for credit

    COURSE:  LANG 7700      Summer Literacy Institute

    CRN:  50599

     Fee:  $645** Early Bird Rate, Register BEFORE June 1st 

     (Conference registration plus 2 graduate credits)


    The Summer Literacy Institute (SLI) committee at Hamline University would like to invite you to consider submitting a proposal for a breakout session presentation for our upcoming institute during the week of July 13–16, 2020. The annual four-day institute draws over 250 K-12 educators to our campus each July. At SLI, we invite teachers, educational leaders, students, and researchers to share about approaches to literacy education that promotes equity and inclusion in K-12 settings. Interactive programming from keynote speakers and local practitioners at the institute provide multiple opportunities for collaboration, reflection, and planning between attendees and presenters.

    We have been working over the past several years to integrate equity and social justice into the design and practices of the institute. We are committed to offering a professional development experience that is created with all of our students and all of their teachers in mind--a space where we can learn from and with each other about inclusive literacy instruction, institutional and systemic forms of oppression, and how to take action in our respective schools, districts, and communities. The theme for the 2020 institute is Stories Matter: Listen, Believe, and Learn.  

    In addition to the keynote speaker each day, we invite local educators to offer afternoon breakout sessions. If you believe your work is aligned with the goals of the institute we would be thrilled to have you submit a proposal to do a breakout session at the 2020 Institute. 

    • Breakout sessions are scheduled from 12:45- 2:00 and 2:15-3:30 p.m. on Monday - Wednesday. 

    • Proposal selection will be completed by early April. 

    • If selected to present, breakout session presenters are invited to attend one complimentary day of the Institute. 

    • Click here to submit a proposal: 2020 SLI Invitation to Submit a Proposal. 

    • The deadline to submit a session proposal is March 20, 2020. 


    Sponsoring Organizations:

    For more information about the Twin Cities Area Reading Association and the Minnesota Reading Council, visit their webpage.



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    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 29 years

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