Convention Center

Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy


Summer Institute 2017
June 28-30, 2017
Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center
205 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

All 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 focus on providing a language-based, integrated approach to designing and aligning curriculum and instruction, including differentiating instruction to meet student needs, developing self-regulated, independent learners. This multi-tiered, aligned system of instruction is 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 May 10.