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2020 Literacy and Learning Summit

Second Annual Literacy and Learning Summit sponsored by the Offices of Elementary Education and Reading and Special Education



2020 Making Connections Conference featuring the Mississippi Literacy and Learning Summit

June 2-5, 2020
Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center >> Biloxi, Mississippi
Registration Fee: $195 per participant

The Second Annual Literacy and Learning Summit will take place at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi as a feature of the 2020 Making Connections Conference.  As we continue the momentum of improving literacy and learning outcomes for ALL students, sessions for June 2-3, 2020 will focus on the following strands for educators, families, and community stakeholders: Effective Leadership, Acquiring Literacy Skills Across Content Areas, Family and Community Engagement, and Specially-Designed Instruction. CEUs and SEMIs will be awarded based on attendance. 

Summit Information Flyer



Vendor booths will be available June 3-5. For more information, please contact Dr. Jack McAlpin (601.544.6901) or Dr. Ben Cox (601.757.4138) at the S-RESA.


Kelvin Adams

Dr. Kelvin Adams  >>  Superintendent of Saint Louis Public School District


Chuck Beningo

Dr. Chuck Beningo   >>  Associate Professor at William Carey University


Dr. Nell Duke

Dr. Nell Duke  >>  Professor, School of Education at University of Michigan


Dr. Marilyn Friend

Dr. Marilyn Friend  >>  Professor Emerita, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Sandra Johnson and Sammie Johnson >>  Motivational Speakers on the Power of Literacy


Malbert Smith

Malbert Smith  >>  Co-Founder of MetaMetrics


Dr. David Steinberg

Dr. David Steinberg  >>  Author of Lead Like the Legends


Dr. Frances Stetson

Dr. Frances Stetson  >>  President of Stetson & Associates, Inc.
   Informational Video


Dr. Carolyn Strom

Dr. Carolyn Strom   >>  Professor/Researcher of Early Childhood, NYU Steinhardt


Dr. Nicole Patton Terry

Dr. Nicole Patton Terry  >>  Professor, Florida State University


Dr. Carol Tolman

Dr. Carol Tolman  >>  Co-Author of LETRS 3rd Edition


Mitch Williams

Mitch Williams   >>  Southeast Mississippi Region for Fellowship of Christian Athletes