Literacy Leaders' Institute

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Bring your team! Early bird discount by June 21st!

About the Institute

Join us for this event as educational thought leaders address district-wide literacy improvement. Review essential strategies for high-quality literacy instruction and discuss the keys for planning, implementation, and sustainability.

This event promises to:

  • Explore the connection between district and school leadership with effective literacy instruction
  • Target areas for district- or school-wide improvement
  • Connect your leaders with top leaders in school districts across the U.S. and with our speakers/facilitators
  • Provide a comprehensive literacy framework to support teachers and students

Bring your team! Only district and school teams will be accepted to this event (minimum 3 people per team)

Earn CEU Credit!


"A reminder why we are here and how we can impact student motivation and learning." –Assistant Principal, Oklahoma

"The single most powerful institute or conference I've attended in my career." –Superintendent, Kentucky

"The time with my team with invaluable and gave us a renewed plan to approach literacy education at our school." –Director of Curriculum, California

Speakers & Sessions

Coming Soon




Coming Soon



Register your team today and take advantage of the early bird discount until June 1st.

4-person team: $2,600 early bird price

Regular price after early bird: $2,796

3-person team: $1,950 early bird price

Regular price after early bird: $2,097

For Returning Attendees:

  • Share your implementation plan and rollout
  • Lead a breakout session
    Submit your request for consideration by email to
  • Work collaboratively with ASCD and Scholastic
    facilitators to further refine your plan in optional office hours
  • Learn from all new, nationally-recognized speakers and thought leaders

If you are a...

  • State-Level Administrator
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Staff Developer
  • Title I Director
  • ELA Supervisor
  • Literacy Coach
  • Principal
  • Teacher Leader

this event is for you!

Included in the Registration Fee:

  • On-Site Literacy Leadership Facilitator assigned to each team
  • Built-in Team Planning Sessions (up to 6 hours) to collaborate with teams across the nation
  • Literacy Leadership Planner (digital) – organized around four key areas of curriculum, pedagogy, data and goal-setting, and professional learning culture
  • Two complimentary professional books provided by Scholastic and ASCD (total value: $75)
  • Free webinar access to Building a Schoolwide Independent Reading Culture, developed by ASCD and Scholastic (total value $129)
  • Earn 2 credits* from Saint Mary's College (CA) upon successful completion of Institute
    *Before purchasing, please check with your district on what types of credit are accepted. Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College (CA) will provide CEU credits.
  • Networking meals included (not hotel and airfare).


Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Reservations: 312-372-7200

Discounted Literacy Leaders' Institute Room Rate: $199
Deadline to make/modify/cancel a hotel reservation: 7/17/2017


Please note these important dates/times as you reserve your hotel room and make your travel reservations. To participate fully, please make your plans based on the following details:

  • The Institute registration desk will be open beginning at noon on Sunday, August 6th
  • The Institute's kick-off general session will be at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 6th
  • The Institute will come to a close on Tuesday August 8th at 2:00pm

Travel Information

Chicago Midway Airport: MDW (Hotel: 12.1 miles NE)

  • Go Airport Express (advanced booking required) fee: $23 (one way)
  • Bus service fee: $5 (one way)
  • Subway service fee: $2.25 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $30 (one way)

Chicago O'Hare Airport: ORD (Hotel: 18 miles SE)

  • Go Airport Express (advanced booking required) fee: $28 (one way)
  • Bus service fee: $3 (one way)
  • Subway service fee: $5 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $50 (one way)

Please note: Participants are responsible for their own airline/travel reservations and ground transportation.