Presented by Michigan Department of Education, MAISA, and GELN Early Literacy Task Force

This 4-day institute offers deeper learning around the K-3 Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy and are intended for individuals or district teams made up of Literacy Coaches, Lead Teachers, Special Education Directors, English Learner Practitioners and Leaders, Building Administrators, Curriculum Directors, and Superintendents. Teams will be provided the content and resources needed to lead literacy work and professional learning around the Essentials in their regions.

There are two dates scheduled for the K-3 Essential Instructional Practices In Early Literacy Institutes: August 6-9 in Novi and September 24-27 in Grand Rapids.

The Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, K-3 can be found at

Details for August 6-9

  • When: August 6-9, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi 48375
  • Cost: $120 per person (Note: Districts should consider using Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A or Section 31a for substitute costs, stipends for educators attending as well as 35a Additional Instructional Time Grant)

Overnight Accommodations

The cut-off date for the overnight room block at the Sheraton Detroit Novi is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  If you have not yet done so, please reserve your overnight room. Overnight accommodations are available at the Sheraton Detroit Novi at a rate of $134 per night. Participants traveling 50 or more miles one-way will have their overnight accommodations covered for the night prior to the conference and the following three nights. Call 866-837-4180 to book overnight accommodations; participants must book their own rooms.

Remote Locations Available

Optional remote locations are available for participants to attend closer to their districts. Remote locations will be hosted at:

  • Eastern UP ISD
  • Sanilac ISD
  • Treetops Resort, Gaylord (The State of Michigan room rate is available. Call 855-261-8764 to make a reservation.)

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