This summer, improve literacy instruction with our two-day online professional development event

Literacy Symposium 2017 is the summer's premier professional development event, linking practitioners with the most current research in the science of literacy. Explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing and connect theory to practice in sessions conducted by leading experts in the field of literacy education. Inspired teachers lead to inspired learners.

Who Should Attend

Literacy educators from pre-K to higher education interested in improving student success in reading and writing.

  • Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Professional Development Team Leaders


9:00 a.m.– 4:15 p.m. (CT), July 10 and 17, 2017 

Join these sessions in real time and interact with the presenters and other participants. Or, access the recordings any time at your convenience in the next year.

How Much

Price is $139 per person. Registration includes live sessions and one-year access to the 2017 Symposium session recordings from the date of the event.

Sessions by leading experts in literacy education

Andrew Biemiller, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto

Kate Cain, D.Phil.
Professor of Psychology, Lancaster University (United Kingdom)

Hugh Catts, Ph.D.
Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University

Lucy Hart-Paulson, Ed.D.
Associate Professor Communicative Sciences and Disorders, University of Montana

Mark Seidenberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

David Share, Ph.D.
Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of Haifa (Israel)

Mark Shinn, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology, National Louis University

Louise Spear-Swerling, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University

Carol Tolman, Ed.D.
Co-author of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)

Julie Washington, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders, Georgia State University

Louisa Moats

Featuring Dr. Louisa Moats

Dr. Louisa Moats is a nationally recognized authority on literacy education and is widely acclaimed as a researcher, speaker, consultant, and trainer. Dr. Moats received her doctorate in reading and human development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has served as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She has also been a teacher, school psychologist, and licensed psychologist in private practice.

Dr. Moats has developed landmark professional development and classroom curriculum to support educators and students in reaching their potential. Learn about these solutions by clicking on the links below.