Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy


Summer Institute 2015
June 23-26, 2015
Area Education Agency
Cedar Falls Conference Center
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, IA

Linda Dorn

Dr. Linda Dorn, founder of the PCL Model will be the featured speaker.

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 4-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 aligned with the Iowa Core State Standards and supported by theories of self-regulation and transfer.

Who should attend?  Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) Coaches, coach candidates, administrators, curriculum developers, classroom teachers, Title 1 teachers, interventionists, Special Education teachers, curriculum directors, AEA consultants, AEA chief administrators, superintendents and others!

UNI Graduate Credit is available for PCL Coach Candidates. The first course starts during the Institute.

UNI Graduate Workshop Credit is available to all other participants.

If your school, district, or AEA is ready to join the PCL Network and make the commitment to prepare a coach, application forms are available at http://uni.edu/jccl/pcl/application-forms-literacy-coach-preparation-programs .  Please note that the application deadline is April 17.