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Leading Literacy Change Academy for District Decision Makers

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Leading Literacy Change Academy for District Decision Makers
Leading Literacy Change Academy for District Decision Makers
Thu, June 20, 2024 @ 08:00 AM — 04:00 PM (CDT)
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As of May 31, 2024, this event has reached capacity.

Leading Literacy Change:

Academy for District Decision Makers

Thursday, June 20, 2024

University of Iowa's Seamans Center | 103 S. Capitol St.

Iowa City, Iowa

The Iowa Reading Research Center is hosting a one-day academy for district decision-makers leading the transition to literacy instruction that aligns with Iowa legislative requirements and best practices.

The implementation of new literacy instructional approaches and strategies is a significant change that involves many individuals in a district. Successful change depends on strong, visible leaders who communicate well and often.

The purpose of this academy is to equip curriculum directors, principals, superintendents, and school board members with the foundational knowledge they need to lead change effectively. Attendees will gain practical tools and strategies to maximize the impact of the time, effort, and resources invested in the change. This training includes a digital tool to guide implementation management as well as networking opportunities with other district leaders at various stages in the process.

Join us on June 20th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City at the Seamans Center, 103 S. Capitol St., Iowa City, Iowa to learn how to successfully lead your district’s transition to evidence-based literacy instruction. Attendees must register for this free event.


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2024.


This is a free event sponsored by the Iowa Reading Research Center. Due to space limitations, if you have a group of 5 or more, please email before registering.

Registration, Hotel, and Travel Accommodations

Registration covers admission to the one-day academy, and materials (if applicable). Meals, lodging, travel, and parking are not included. More information about the Seaman Center can be found here.

Hotel accommodations are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the accommodations tab on this website for more information about a hotel room block and pricing. There are numerous hotels located in downtown Iowa City within walking distance of the University of Iowa's Seamans Center.

There are multiple parking ramps within close distance to the Seamans Center. The closest ramp to the building is the Capitol Street Ramp. located at 220 S. Capitol Street. Please visit here to access the list of all Iowa City parking ramps.


This is a free event. Should you be unable to attend, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible. You may transfer your registration to another individual from your organization through June 13, 2024. All transfer requests must be submitted in writing to

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Email: Please allow 2 business days for a response.

Consider attending the free, one-day "School Leaders Nurturing Well-Being: Developing Resilience in Self and Others" conference on Wednesday, June 19

Hosted by the Scanlon Center for School Mental Health. Learn more about the conference or reserve your spot by clicking here!

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Senior Director, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705,

Seamans Center
103 S. Capitol St.
Iowa City, IA  USA
Updated as of 04/29/24: Seamans Center 3630
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As of May 31, 2024 this event has reached capacity.

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Featured Speakers
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Stacey Cole, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Storm Lake Community School District
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Ron Schumacher
Founder, H&S Leadership Consulting & Leadership Consultant for Sterling Literacy Consulting
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Shawn Datchuk, Ph.D.
Director, Iowa Reading Reseach Center
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Nina Lorimor-Easley, M.Ed., M.S.
Associate Director for Technical Assistance, Iowa Reading Research Center