Experts Lead Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2018 Online Literacy Symposium

Virtual Professional Development Event, July 9–10, Designed for Educators Focused on Improving Student Success in Reading and Writing

DALLAS, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2018 Literacy Symposium, a premier two-day online professional development event featuring leading experts in literacy education. With the goal of linking practitioners to the most current literacy research, the sessions will be Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10.

The Literacy Symposium is designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Aaron Ingold, president, Voyager Sopris Learning®, reports that the sessions are for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional development team leaders.

“Our Literacy Symposium has broad appeal for educators interested in improving student success in reading and writing,” Ingold said. “We are honored to have such a distinguished panel of experts participating who will share their deep knowledge and latest research breakthroughs.”

The Literacy Symposium is hosted by Dr. Louisa C. Moats and Dr. Carol A. Tolman. Dr. Moats is a nationally recognized expert on literacy instruction and author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) and LANGUAGE! ® Live. Dr. Tolman is co-author of LETRS and has spearheaded several successful, long-term literacy initiatives.

In addition to Dr. Moats and Dr. Tolman, this year's presenters include:

  • Dr. Jack M. Fletcher, associate vice president for research administration; and chair, Department of Psychology, University of Houston
  • Dr. Ann Alexander, CEO, Wellington-Alexander Center (Scottsdale, AZ); and consultant for developmental/behavioral pediatrics
  • Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center (Brownsville, TX); and bilingual speech language pathologist
  • Dr. Lucy Hart-Paulson, early childhood consultant and author of LETRS for Early Childhood Educators
  • Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, co-founder of Gibson Hasbrouck & Associates (Austin, TX); and educational consultant
  • David Liben, senior content specialist of the Literacy and English Language Arts team, Student Achievement Partners/Achieve the Core (New York, NY)
  • William Van Cleave, educational consultant and author with special expertise in morphology and written expression

Additional presenters will be announced before the event.

Registration is $139 per person. Attendees may join the sessions in real time and interact with the presenters and participants, or they may access the recordings any time during the next year. Registration includes a full year of access to the session recordings.

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