The Iowa Department of Education will host a two-day literacy summit in July in Des Moines. The Quality Literacy Instruction Summit will take place in the Iowa Events Center on July 29-30.

Dr. Anita Archer, a consultant to school districts on explicit instruction and literacy improvement and Dr. Laura M. Justice, an applied researcher in early childhood language and literacy development, will speak at the two-day event.

The target audiences of the event are preschool through 3rd Grade Literacy Educators that include administrator, early childhood educator, special education teachers, literacy coach, interventionists, 2-3 general education teachers, AEA Literacy Support staffs and Department of Education staffs.

The event will focus on how research-based efforts could be implemented in preschool through third grade literacy. Attendees can learn about useful and efficient teaching techniques.

Registration is open now free of charges. However, the seats are limited.

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