Keynote Speakers


Advanced Registration is Closed. 

Onsite registration is available on the Ballroom level of the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Bring your completed Printable Registration Form.

WLU/NCTE Member $225
NCTE Member only $250
Nonmember $300
Student Member $100

Classroom Teacher Discount–$45 off registration rates

Preconference Workshop $75
Friday Luncheon $50


The Lord Baltimore Hotel is where all Summer Institute activities will take place.

Single / Double $159.00

To secure your hotel room reservation at the special group rate, enter the code 1807NCTEUM at checkout. Hotel reservations can also be made by phone at 855-539-1928.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 25


Explore the Baltimore Visitor Center for the upcoming events, dining/night life, and Inner Harbor attractions!


  • Literacy and Literature
  • Language and Culture
  • Digital and Visual Literacies
  • Reading and Miscue Analysis
  • Multiple Languages and Literacies
  • Literacy and Social/Political Action
  • Community Literacies
  • Collaborative Projects
  • Early Childhood
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Summer Institute Program

Explore the online Summer Institute Program to learn about the more than 50 roundtables, discussions, and panel presentations available.

Online Program


Print Program

Friday Luncheon: July 13, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Jonathan Bean

Jonathan will talk about what inspired him to make art as a child, what currently inspires him to make picture books, and why he thinks so many well-meaning books that aim directly for inspiration fall short of their intended goal.

Ticket Required: $50

Book Drive

WLU is collecting new and gently used children’s books to be donated to New Song Academy, Baltimore, Maryland. Drop off donations onsite at the Hospitality Desk near Registration.

Preconference Workshop

Thursday, July 12, 2018 • 11:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jitu Brown

The Preconference Workshop for the 2018 Literacies for All Summer Institute continues the tradition of focusing on educational activism. Jitu Brown, National Director of Journey for Justice Alliance and the “We Choose Campaign” will be the inspirational keynote speaker.

Workshop Registration: $75 (includes lunch)

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 12
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Eye Movement Miscue Analysis (EMMA) Meeting
11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Preconference Workshop (ticket required, includes lunch)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception w/Entertainment
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Opening Session: David Wiesner

Friday, July 13
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Session: Jitu Brown
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session A
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon: Jonathan Bean (ticket required)
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session B
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session C
4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Breakout sessions D

Saturday, July 14
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session E
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session F
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session G
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Delegates Assembly
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Closing Session: Franki Sibberson and Mary Lee Hahn

Online Program


Special thanks to the sponsors who help to make the Literacies for All Summer Institute possible.


Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)

Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA)

Save Our Schools (SOS)

Past WLU Literacies for All Summer Institutes


2018 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 12-14, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland
Sustaining Joy in Our Learning Communities during Challenging Times

2017 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 20-22, 2017, Tucson Arizona
Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections

2016 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 14-16, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri
Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action

2015 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 9-11, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
Sharing Our Stories: Re-visioning Our Worlds: Reading, Writing, and Taking Action

2014 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 17-19, 2014, Pasadena, California
Making Meaning: Teaching and Learning Together

2013 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 18-20, 2013, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Authentic Literacy Events and Social Actions: Celebrating Relationships and Partnerships

2012 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 19-21, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri
Reclaiming Joy in Teaching, Learning, and Research

2011 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 21-24, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
Teachers, Students, and Families Together: Nurturing Literate Communities

2010 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 8-11, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana
Reflecting on Our Practice: Pathways and Possibilities

2009 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 9-12, 2009, Columbia, South Carolina
Learning in the Company of Others: Reading, Writing, and Inquiring in the 21st Century