Summer Literacy Institutes

The UA Little Rock Center for Literacy is offering two different, but complementary institutes this summer. All registrations will be processed online. Please select the link next to the date you wish to attend.


Comprehensive Literacy Institute

Balancing Rigor and Ease: An Integrated Framework to Meet the Needs of All Students

To meet the increasing demands of the 21st century, students must be able to use advanced literacy skills to solve complex problems and to acquire deeper knowledge of literacy and the world. This 3-day institute will offer details for designing a rigorous and challenging curriculum that includes research-based practices, differentiated instruction, and scaffolding techniques to guarantee the literacy success of all students. Based on the professional work of Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos, the institute provides educators with a wealth of practical resources for implementing a comprehensive literacy model.

Who Should Attend: Classroom teachers, literacy coaches, Title 1 teachers, interventionists, special educators, curriculum developers, and others!

Little Rock, AR     Click here to Register
June 19-21, 2018 (Tues-Thurs) 

Cost $750 (lunch included)
Attendance open to educators from all states.
Early Registration: March 15-April 18 – $50 discount per person


Springfield, MO     Click here to register
July 9-11, 2018 (Mon-Wed) 

Cost $650(lunch not included)
Attendance restricted to Missouri educators.
Early Registration: March 15-May 15 – $50 discount per person


Comprehensive Intervention Institute

Interventions That Work: A Comprehensive Intervention Model for Preventing Reading Failure

The Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) summer institute is designed for educators who teach struggling readers. A focus is placed on creating collaborative structures for aligning instruction across classroom, Title One, and special education programs. Participants will learn how to implement small group interventions as a Response to Intervention approach.

Who Should Attend: K-6 Classroom and intervention teachers who work with struggling readers, Special education teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, Administrators, teacher leaders, and literacy coaches.

Springfield, MO     Click here to register
June 25-27, 2018 (Mon-Wed) 

Cost $650 (lunch not included)
Attendance open to educators from all states.
Early Registration: March 15-April 25 – $50 discount per person