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Literacy Summit 2020

Monday, March 30

Livonia, MI

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Continuing Education Units are available for attending this summit!

Why Attend

Not your typical education summit

Join IMSE for a day of interactive learning and engagement centered around the science of reading. The 2020 IMSE Literacy Summit will feature powerful, research-based teaching practices and expert insight from literacy experts and authors.

The Summit is ideal for classroom teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, district administrators, interventionists, ELL teachers, and parents looking to learn more.

Attend for a chance to win a FREE IMSE training course ($1,175 value)

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Dr. Marcia Henry Lavinia Mancuso

Dr. Marcia Henry & Lavinia Mancuso

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to have Dr. Marcia Henry and Lavinia Mancuso as our 2020 keynote speakers!

Dr. Henry has worked in the field of reading for almost 60 years as a teacher, tutor, diagnostician, author, and president of the International Dyslexia Association. Her book, “Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction,” has helped many teachers develop explicit and systematic approaches to teaching literacy.

Mancuso spent 35 years working as a teacher and principal in New York City. She now serves as an administrative director at Everyone Reading, as well as the director of education and community relations at Read Alliance.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with peers and experts. You’ll be able to bring back new ideas and innovative solutions that you can add to your classroom to promote and improve literacy.

Paul Liabenow

Paul Liabenow

Panel Moderator

The 2020 Literacy Summit will also feature a full panel discussion centered around the science of reading and Structured Literacy. The panel will be led by Paul Liabenow and will feature teachers, literacy specialists, interventionists, and more!

Liabenow has dedicated his career to educating Michigan’s young people. With degrees from Michigan State University and Central Michigan University, Liabenow joined Cadillac Area Public Schools where he worked his way through the ranks of teacher, building leader, principal and district superintendent. Today, he serves as the Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals—working to build a community of educators dedicated to advocating, leading, and learning.

IMSE Literacy Summit 2020 Topics


  • The Science of Reading
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Comprehension & Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Strategies for Struggling Readers
  • Assessment
  • Much More!
Attend IMSE Literacy Summit 2020


  • Classroom Teachers
  • Literacy Coaches
  • School Administrators
  • District Leadership
  • Interventionists
  • ELL Teachers
  • Parents

Date and Time

Monday, March 30, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration and breakfast
starts at 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and lunch included


Schoolcraft College
VisTaTech Center

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

Literacy Summit 2020 Ticket

sponsored by IMSE

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two Keynote Speakers
  • Access to Over 50 IMSE Trainers


Continuing Education Units

By attending the Summit, you will be eligible for 6 SCECHs (State Continuing Education Credit Hours) from the Michigan Department of Education.

In order to receive credit for your hours, you must register with IMSE before the program ends and pay a $20 processing fee.


Walk away feeling empowered

When the IMSE 2020 Literacy Summit is complete, you will walk away feeling educated, empowered, and intrigued about the science of reading.