A Structured Linguistic Literacy Summit

Online, June 23-28, 2024

What is the focus of this virtual literacy summit?

Science, Stories, and Successes. We’re bringing together presentations and panel discussions with preeminent reading and cognitive science researchers, thoughtful practitioners who have shifted their instructional approaches, and many other brave literacy champions who aim to promote better student outcomes.

Why should you attend?

Discover cutting-edge scientific insights and learn about efficient and effective approaches for teaching literacy that align with scientific research.

Who should attend?

Classroom educators, Reading and Learning Specialists, Literacy Coordinators and Coaches, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Neuropsychologists, Paraprofessionals, School Leaders, parents and caregivers, education professors, educational advocates, and anyone who cares about improving literacy outcomes for all.

Who is sponsoring this event?

The Structured Linguistic Literacy Collaborative - a group of practitioners, researchers, and parents who have collectively witnessed thousands of students of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels thrive with efficient instruction that aligns with contemporary research. Structured Linguistic Literacy, or Speech-to-Print/Linguistic Phonics, is an accelerated, systematic, explicit, and integrated speech-first instructional approach to spelling and reading.

Join us and discover the clarity you deserve and the faster growth for our students that we all desire.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Pamela Snow

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, La Trobe University

"Language and literacy skills as protective factors in childhood and adolescence."

Dr. Devin M. Kearns

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

"The Cognitive Science of Learning to Read in English Reading: The Speech-Print Connection"

Dr. Mark Seidenberg

Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ernest "Tre" Hadrick III

Member of the State Board of Education, Adjunct Professor, and School Counselor

Lindsay Kemeny

Teacher, Speaker, Author, and Podcast Co-Host

"Raising Expectations with Mighty Moves"

Speakers and Hosts

We're excited to present over 35 expert speakers at the event.

An Overview of Speech-to-Print Programs

Watch Party: "The Truth About Reading"

The Truth About Reading is an eye-opening documentary that provides extensive food for thought about the current literacy landscape impact of sub-literacy well into adulthood. Several adults courageously share their stories.

This heart-wrenching film has been widely acclaimed, including being selected for the SXSW Film Festival. You will be able to watch the documentary for FREE at the Accelerate Literacy Summit and afterward there will be a Q & A panel of educators who were were featured in the film.

The viewing, as well as the subsequent panel takes place on the 23rd of June, and marks the official kick-off of the 2024 Accelerate Literacy Summit.

Just register your free ticket and you'll be able to tune in.

*The viewings of "The Truth about Reading" are limited to 500 people per session, and only available live. There is no replay available for any ticket type.

Update: The free screenings are now over. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch the documentary! 

To find out more about the documentary, and to buy access to it - please go to the official website.