Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy


Summer Institute 2014
June 24-27, 2014
Area Education Agency
Cedar Falls Conference Center
3712 Cedar Heights Drive
Cedar Falls, IA

Register now!
Space is limited to 200 registrants.

Linda Dorn

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

To meet the intensifying challenges of tomorrow, it is essential that today’s students develop the advanced skills and understandings necessary to be a literate person in the 21st century. This requires that they undertake close, attentive reading necessary to enjoy complex works of literature, seek engagement with informational text that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews, and evaluate information available in print and digitally.  Students also must be able to communicate in both writing and speaking with reasoned thought, logical argument, and creative expression.

This four-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 and supported by theories of self-regulation and transfer.

Who should attend?  Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) Coaches, Coach Candidates, Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Title 1 Teachers, interventionists, Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors, AEA Consultants, AEA Chief Administrators, and 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 www.uni.edu/coe/pcl/forms.  Please note that the application deadline is April 18.