Registration opens January 2021.

Join us for
The Lead Learners Summer Institute:


Are you tired of overpriced conferences that make you feel like a loner in a huge crowd and rushed from one overpacked session to the next without space to think and network?

A NEW Conference Approach

We’ve created a summer professional learning event we would like to attend, but never seem able to find — small enough to chat with the presenters and other participants, with resources provided that leave our minds buzzing with new possibilities for working with students and colleagues.

FREE 3 Month Choice Literacy Membership!

We feature Choice Literacy contributors, as well as Hoosier teachers and coaches. You’ll get a chance to meet face-to-face with the writers who have shared their classrooms for years on the Choice Literacy website. If you aren’t already a member, your institute registration includes a 3 month subscription to the Choice Literacy site, so you can continue reading, learning and viewing videos from the presenters’ classrooms long after the institute ends.

Our presenters work full-time in schools.

They know the reality of all the challenges of teaching and leading, yet find plenty of joy in the work anyway. They will be sharing their latest thinking on nurturing young readers and writers, as well as the best ways to coach and mentor teachers.

Meet Our Speakers

A Virtual Gathering in Winter 2021
Date TBD

Join us for a Saturday event and meet our Summer Institute speakers as they share session previews, the stories behind their articles, or a Q & A session that digs deeper into their core beliefs and daily practices.

Celebrate the end of another great year, and get inspired with new classroom design ideas, coaching strategies, and fresh ideas for teaching reading and writing.