Inaugural NDE Summer Institute Presents Nevada's Educational Initiatives Through Literacy and Sustainability

Immediate Release


Greg Bortolin
Carson City, NV - May 09, 2016

CARSON CITY, NVCollaborating across several Nevada Department of Education (NDE) programs, NDE has organized an exciting two-day conference for educators across the state. NDE’s Education program professionals who lead both state and federal initiatives such as Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL), Read by Grade 3, Zoom Schools, Victory Schools, Turnaround Schools, School Improvement, Standards and Instructional Support, Special Education, Early Learning (EL) and Development, EL/Migrant Education, and Adult Education will offer an array of workshops – all aimed at supporting literacy and sustainability.

What: NDE’s Premier Summer Institute on Literacy and Sustainability
When: June 15-16
Where: The Peppermill Hotel in Reno

“This will be an important two-day event that will bring together educators who will discuss many elements of Governor Sandoval’s education reforms that were adopted by the 2015 Legislature,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This should be an invaluable opportunity to explore how literacy and program sustainability tie all of Nevada’s education initiatives together.”

Keynote speakers include nationally recognized literacy experts Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D., and Elfriede Hebert, Ph.D. Eighty-one workshops will be offered from experienced Nevada educators, literacy experts from across the country, and Nevada’s higher education professionals. Examples of the workshop topics include Family Literacy Resources, Instructional Leadership, Literacy Coaching, Understanding Dyslexia, Data-Driven Instruction, Differentiation in the Classroom, and many more. Vendor tables will also be available for educators to preview current materials and resources for supporting their work.

Sessions will be tailored to participants across a variety of roles including PreK-12 administrators and content/specialty area teachers as well as representatives from both the Adult Education and Early Childhood Education arenas. This institute will provide a powerful means for Nevada educators to network with more than 400 colleagues from across the state.

Registration is still open. It will close on May 15th.

For more information contact Jennifer Kingman, NDE’s SRCL Project Associate, at 775-687-9211. To register online, go to the link on NDE’s website,