2019 Summer Literacy Institute planning is underway!
Despite the briskness in the air, and the white stuff dusting the grass, we are thinking about August–and in particular, our annual Summer Literacy Institute!
We will be heading back to our beloved Stoweflake on August 5, 6, and 7th. We are pleased to announce that the keynote address will be given by Ellin Keene, co-author of Mosaic of Thought. She has a new book out called Engaging Children, Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning K-8.
We are also running a theme this year for the first time: Reading and Writing Our World. This is a very broad theme meant to encourage us to consider how our students, as our youngest citizens, are nurtured to be deep thinkers, critical consumers, and constructive learners.
We are currently accepting proposals for full and mini strands at our institute. The mini-strands are two-hour workshops that will occur on the first afternoon (after the keynote) and the full-strands are the two-day sessions that run Tuesday and Wednesday. PLL will pay $300 for the mini strand (2 hours) and $1600 for a full strand (two days). Please note that if you opt for a full strand, we offer graduate credit as an option for registrants. You will be required to come up with two reflection prompts, read them, and provide a grade to the instructor of record.
There are some things we would like to see in the proposals that will help teachers and administrators connect the value of this professional learning experience to their ongoing continuous improvement work—specifically, how does your proposal address proficiency? Does your proposal promote the idea of equity and inclusion for ALL learners?
The deadline for proposal submission is December 3. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form(s) linked below.
Please email [email protected] with any questions or comments. I look forward to reading through your proposals!
2019 Registration Information (REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY 2019
Registrations include continental breakfast and lunch.
Registration fees are:
Monday only: $TBD per person*
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: $TBD per person*
One Graduate Credit: $280
Registrations and checks or purchase orders can be mailed to:
Partnerships for Literacy and Learning
250 Main Street, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
Confirmations and Cancellation Policies
A $30 cancellation fee will apply to all registrants who cannot attend. Notice of cancellation must be given by July 27. Cancellations after that date will be charged 100% of the registration fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. The same policy applies for purchase orders. If paying with a purchase order, please be sure to obtain permission from the school district to register. If the school district does not come through with the purchase order, the conference attendee will be responsible for the conference fees. No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collection for the full amount. A substitution of a registrant may be made at any time. Returned checks will be charged $25. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the PLL office to ensure that you are registered at [email protected]
Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa
1746 Mountain Road
Stowe, Vermont 05672
802.253.7355 or 800.253.2232
Check in: 3:00pm
Check out: 11:00am
Room Rates: $190-220/per night
Overnight rooms are not included in your conference fee. You will need a credit card to make a reservation. Please indicate that you are attending the PLL conference to get the discounted room rate. There is a one night non-refundable deposit. Any cancellations will be charged that deposit. For further accommodation options and information, visit www.gostowe.com
Schedule of Events
7:30-8:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome, Institute Housekeeping Information, and Introduction
8:45-12:00 Keynote by Gravity Goldberg
3:15-3:30 Course registration (Mandatory for those receiving graduate credit)
Tuesday & Wednesday:
7:30-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-12:00 Full Strands
1:00-3:00 Full Strands