Course Detail: NCNTSPLIT - NC New Teacher Support Program Literacy Summit

Literacy Summit Description

Strong literacy skills are critical for learning, yet too many students across the nation experience difficulty learning to read.  In North Carolina, for instance, only 39% of fourth graders and 33% of eighth graders are considered proficient readers on the National Assessment of Education Progress; more than a quarter of these students (26% and 31% respectively) read below the basic level of achievement (National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2018).

In an effort to address this pervasive need, the ECU College of Education and the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) will host a K-12 Literacy Summit on February 18, 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Greenville Hilton located at 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834. A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:00 AM.

What is a Literacy Summit?

Participants who attend this event will have an opportunity to learn and share innovative practices utilized to prepare pre-service educators and support novice educators during the first three years of service as they strive to become accomplished literacy teachers. Additionally, during interactive breakout sessions and an expert panel discussion, participants will engage in conversations focused on developing and strengthening community partnerships and resources that support literacy development. 

Who should attend?

This event is designed for two groups of educators. The first, a team of three including a district/charter district curriculum leader, school-based leader, and a lead teacher. The second group should be comprised of teacher educators from private and public universities in North Carolina.

Tentative Schedule


Welcome by Dean and Provost/ Intro of Speaker


National Speaker


Breakout Session 1* 


Lunch (Overview of NTSP and REI)


Breakout Session 2**


Whole Group Discussion: National Speaker/ Pat Conetta/ REI/ Others TBD 

What is the cost?

This event is free of charge for registered participants. Registrants who reside more than 100 miles will be provided lodging upon request. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants. 


Registration is required for this event. 

Deadline to register is February 11, 2019.


All content questions should be directed to Beth Edwards, NC NTSP Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Phone [252-737-5406] 

All registration questions should be directed to ECU Continuing Professional Education. 

Phone [252-328-9198]

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