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Program Contact: Dennis Baughman, 717-771-8413, dpb3@psu.edu
Dennis P. Baughman, Ed.D. - Coordinator of the Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum

Each summer Penn State York offers two graduate level summer institutes. These institutes are designed to provide participants with the most recent information on research and best practices. The first summer institute focuses on literacy while the second focuses on using technology in the classroom.

Each institute is offered as a three-credit graduate level course in a weeklong format or participants can select to enroll for Act 48 hours only.


Summer Literacy Institute

Download the 2014 Summer Institute Brochure (pdf) and Registration Form (pdf).

The Summer Literacy Institute, taught by Dr. Aileen Hower, will be offered on the campus of Penn State York June 23-27, 2014. This year the title of the course is “Navigating Nonfiction Reading and Writing in a Common Core Climate”. Several nationally known literacy experts will be sharing their knowledge on this important topic.

Troy Hicks – “Digital Writing, Digital Teaching Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing”

Tony Stead – “Teaching Children to Read and Comprehend Nonfiction”

Barbara Marinak – “Read for Real: High Impact Teaching Using Informational Texts”

Cris Tovani – “Comprehending Content”

Lynne Dorfman and Rose Capelli – “Success for All Writers with Non-fiction Mentor Texts”

Sandra Alberti – “The Common Core Standards for English, Language Arts/Literacy”

Summer Technology Institute

Those educators interested in the use of technology in the classroom should plan to attend the Summer Technology Institute, July 7-11, 2014, Penn State York Conference Center. Aly Tapp will be the Instructor of Record and the topic is “The Crucial Role of Technology for Today’s Learners.”