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2020 Literacy Leadership Summit

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


March 25, 2020 – 8:00am-3:30pm

Lansing Community College
5708 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing, MI 48917

Registration Fee: $60

A $49 service fee will be retained for cancellations. Cancellations received after March 15 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.


Participants may earn SCECHs for this event.

Contact Taryn Hurley

Join Scholastic and leaders from around Michigan for a full-day summit to learn leadership strategies for implementing high-quality comprehensive literacy plans for your district.



8:00 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM – Keynote Address, Dr. Donyall Dickey

Transforming Student Achievement through a District-Wide Approach to Common Instructional Knowledge, Language, and Tools.

This dynamic keynote speech will explore actionable, measurable and replicable practices that have transformed student achievement in urban, suburban, and rural schools and districts from coast to coast.

10:30 AM – Interactive Workshop, Dr. Dickey

With a balance of theory and practicality, Dr. Dickey’s discussion will break down processes for aligning daily instruction with the nuanced expectations Michigan standards and high-stakes summative assessments necessary to drive and sustain academic achievement in the core content areas.

12:00 PM Lunch

12:45 PM – Activity: Building a Literacy Plan, Michael Haggen, Scholastic CAO

Led by Scholastic’s CAO Michael Haggen, this hands-on activity session will walk site leadership teams through the steps of developing and redefining comprehensive literacy plans that can be customized to the needs of schools and classrooms.

2:45 PM – Closing Remarks, Planning Recap, And Wrap Up, Dr. Dickey

3:30 PM – Departure

About the Speakers

Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized authority on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and


the administration of schools. High levels of Student achievement and school improvement distinguish Dr. Dickey’s 20-year career as an educational leader. He is a native of Texas City, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Loyola University in Maryland, and George Washington University in D.C., where he earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy and wrote a ground-breaking dissertation on resilience and African American males.

Michael Haggen is the Chief Academic Office for Scholastic Education. In this role, he ensures th

at Scholastic is a responsive comprehensive literacy partner to PreK though Grade 12 districts nationwide. In Haggen’s 25 years of academic experience, he has serv

ed as a teacher, principal, chief academic officer, and a direct report to superintendents. In St. Louis Public Schools, he developed and implemented a turnaround model for 20 schools that helped lead to that system’s first accreditation in almost a decade. As Deputy Superintendent, his hands-on approach led to significant improvement in post-Katrina New Orleans’ Recovery School District, and most recently in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.


March 25
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Taryn Hurley
(517) 694-8955


Lansing Community College
5708 Cornerstone Dr, Room M119
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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