2021 Summer Literacy Institute
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2021 Summer Literacy Institute
Presented by: David Robertson, Angela Stockman, ReLeah Lent & Paula Markus, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Adrienne Gear & Cris Tovani
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Session Location:
About the Session:

The Alberta Summer Literacy Institute came about with two purposes in mind. To bring world renowned ELA educators to speak to Alberta teachers and to serve as an opportunity for Alberta teachers to share what they are doing in their classrooms with one another to start building a network of educators that can support each other and learn and grow together. If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the field of English Language Arts and to make connections with your colleagues around the province this would be a great opportunity.

You can find the full schedule of sessions and descriptions on this website.

Tuesday, August 10th 

Time Event
8:30 - 9:45 Opening Session
10:00 - 11:15 Featured Sessions
12:00 -1:15 Alberta Local Sessions
1:30 - 2:45 Featured Sessions

Wednesday, August 11th 

Time Event
8:30 - 9:45 Featured Sessions
10:00 - 11:15 Alberta Local Sessions
12:00 -1:15 Alberta Local Sessions
1:30 - 2:45 Closing Session
Teachers & Administrators
Grade Level:
About the Presenter(s):
David Robertson
Angela Stockman

Angela Stockman Angela Stockman is a writer, a writing teacher, and an instructional designer for Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She's published three books on writing instruction including Make Writing (x10 Publications, 2015) and Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom (Routledge, 2020). Her new books, which explore multimodal writing workshops at the K-5 and 6-12 levels will be published by Routledge in 2022.

ReLeah Lent

ReLeah Lent was a middle and high school English, social studies and journalism teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida.  While there, she worked with a team to develop Florida’s Reading Endorsement courses and coordinated literacy leadership teams in schools across the state. She is now an international consultant— speaking, writing, and providing workshops on topics ranging from literacy to leadership teams. 

ReLeah Lent has authored ten books on education and has been published in numerous journals, including Educational Leadership, the Journal of Staff Development, and NCTE’s English Journal as well as being a frequent speaker for these organizations and in many schools and districts.  

Paula Markus

Paula Markus retired from the role of ESL/ELD Program Co-ordinator with the Toronto District School Board in 2017. She is currently a sessional lecturer on supporting English Language Learners in the Masters of Teaching Program at OISE/University of Toronto. Paula is the founder of the annual “Celebrating Linguistic Diversity” Conference, Ontario’s largest professional gathering of K–12 teachers of English language learners. She has presented at conferences for second language educators in Alberta, Nova Scotia, the U.S., Denmark and Norway. Paula is co-author of a forthcoming teacher resource book focusing on supporting English Learners to be released in the winter of 2021. Paula is a co-author of the newly-released teacher resource book, Powerful Practices for Supporting English Learners, published by Corwin.

Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Notes:

One day ($65) and two day ($100) options available

Not all sessions will be recorded

Please note: the presenters are subject to change without notice