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Virtual Literacy Summit 2021

Wednesday, April 7

Online via Zoom

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Why Attend

Not your typical education summit

We’re looking forward to an engaging day with Dr. David Kilpatrick, Dr. Anita Archer, and everyone who registered for the 2021 IMSE Literacy Summit starting tomorrow morning.

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Dr. David Kilpatrick & Dr. Anita Archer

Keynote Speakers

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

Dr. Anita Archer  serves as an educational consultant to state departments, county agencies, and school districts on explicit instruction and literacy instruction. She has taught elementary and middle school students and is the recipient of ten Outstanding Educator awards. Dr. Archer has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon. She is internationally known for her presentations and publications on instructional procedures and literacy instruction and has co-authored numerous curriculum materials including Phonics for Reading ( Curriculum Associates)a three-level intervention program for intermediate students, and the REWARDS reading and writing intervention programs (Voyager/Sopris). In addition, Dr. Archer authored with Dr. Charles Hughes a best-selling textbook, Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching.


  • Comprehension & Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Strategies for Struggling Readers
  • Assessment
  • Much More!


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

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 7
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Online via Zoom

IMSE welcome: 8:30-8:45
Dr. Kilpatrick: 8:45-11:30
Lunch 11:30-12:30
Dr. Archer: 12:30-3:15
IMSE closing: 3:15-3:30

Walk away feeling empowered

Everyone who registers for the IMSE Virtual Literacy Summit will receive a recording of the event.

When the Virtual Literacy Summit 2021 is complete, you will walk away feeling educated, empowered, and invigorated to take what you’ve learned back into the classroom.