Summer Institute for Educators 2016


Instructor: Peggy Price. M.Ed., The Stern Center for Language and Learning

August 15 – August 19, 2016

Register by July 20 by emailing Jean-Marie Severance at | Seating is limited!

How do teachers navigate the strengths and limitations of new digital media applications in the classroom, while at the same time maintaining a critical perspective on social media, texting, gaming and other emergent media and technology? Spend a week with a dynamic instructor, participating in lively discussion about language, learning and the brain.

Attendees will explore:

  • Neurological hallmarks of skilled and struggling readers
  • Phonology and the alphabetic principle
  • Stages of reading and spelling development
  • Reading fluency and comprehension
  • Grammar and written expression
  • Morphology and vocabulary

Educators will learn how to:

  • Become critical consumers of educational claims and dispel neuromyths
  • Incorporate all elements of reading instruction into classroom practice
  • Develop lesson plans based on a hierarchy of skills

Program Details

  • Tuition: $1,600
  • Graduate Credits: 3
  • Groups are welcome to attend together!
  • For more information: Contact Janna Osman at
  • Read more about The Stern Center:

Payment & Registration

Register by July 20 to secure your spot. Space is limited. To register and process your payment, email Jean-Marie Severance at

About the Summer Institute for Educators

Champlain’s annual Summer Institute for Educators is a weeklong, professional development event held annually on the hillside campus of Burlington’s Champlain College. Early childhood and K-12 through educators have the opportunity to engage a variety of pertinent topics in education, from teacher leadership, new digital technology and emergent media tools to STEM and STEAM, with new themes every year. Sessions provide individuals and teams with a creative space for relationship building, collaboration and thoughtful conversation.

About the Stern Center for Language and Learning

The Stern Center was founded in 1983 by Dr. Blanche Podhajski as a nonprofit learning center dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential. Many people who struggle with reading, writing, and mathematics do not learn the same way as those who easily achieve literacy. Stern Center professionals evaluate and teach all kinds of learners, including those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorders. The Stern Center is committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths as well as their needs and to finding solutions that allow everyone to learn.

About Champlain College

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition. Champlain was named #1 "Most Innovative School" by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking of regional colleges in the North and is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2016 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.