Fall Early Literacy Summit

Based on the success of our Early Literacy Summit each spring, we are pleased to now offer this fall summit.

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This one-day conference will offer sessions that provide both theoretical depth as well as practical applications. The conference is for teachers of toddlers through first grade, administrators and interested parents.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
SLCFELS18 Karen Capo On-campus Saturday, September 29, 2018

Instructor: Karen Capo

Director, School Literacy and Culture

Karen Capo brings 25 years of experience with School Literacy and Culture to her current position as director of the project. She has been instrumental in establishing SLC’s Early Literacy Leadership Academy (ELLA) and the Rice Oral and Written Language Laboratory and continues to enjoy her role as seminar leader for the ELLA, ELLA Administrator, and Advanced Leadership programs. Karen also teaches Creative Writing in the Classroom, an undergraduate/graduate course offered through Rice University’s Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Karen holds an M.S. in early childhood education and B.S. in psychology with a minor in human development and family studies from the University of Houston system. Prior to joining SLC, Karen taught toddlers to fifth graders and served as an elementary science laboratory specialist and preschool curriculum director. She has been named Teacher Educator of the Year by the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC) and Teacher of the Year by her peers at The Shlenker School. Karen and her colleagues have also been recognized by the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Education (NAECTE) for an award-winning research article. Karen enjoys traveling with her husband, Steve, and their sons - Rice Owls, Jonathan (class of 2016) and Christian (class of 2018).

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 29, 2018

End Date: Sept. 29, 2018

Length: One Saturday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $129

Early Registration: $109 if registering by Sept. 7

Groups of 4+: $99 if registering by Sept. 7

Groups of 4+: $119 if registering after Sept. 7

Note: Registration opens Monday, July 30, 2018. Please join waitlist to be notified when registration is available.