LLA Literacies for All Summer Institute - National Council of Teachers of English

#LLA23 Keynote Speaker | Friday, July 14 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET
Peter Afflerbach
is the author of Teaching Readers (Not Reading): Moving Beyond Skills and Strategies to Reader-Focused Instruction (2022), and Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12 (2018). He is the editor of the Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading: Reader, Text, and Context (2016), and co-editor of the Handbook of Reading Research, Volume IV (2010) and Volume V (2020). He has published in numerous theoretical and practical journals, including Reading Research Quarterly, Cognition and Instruction, Elementary School Journal, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Language Arts, Theory into Practice, and The Reading Teacher. Prior to his employment at Emory University and then the University of Maryland, Afflerbach served as an elementary school Chapter 1 remedial reading teacher, a reading and writing teacher in middle school, and a high school English teacher.

Conference Details

Join LLA for the 2023 Summer Institute virtually, July 14–15.

See the Full Institute Program

Additional information will be posted as details become available. All times listed below are in ET.


Friday, July 14

10:00–11:00 a.m. ET All-Attendee Opening and Keynote
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET A Sessions
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET B Sessions
2:30–3:30 p.m. ET C Sessions

Saturday, July 15

10:00–11:00 a.m. ET D Sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET E Sessions
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET F Sessions
2:30–3:30 p.m. ET G Sessions


Registration is now open for the 2023 LLA Summer Institute with the following rates (presenters are required to register for the Institute). Registration will include virtual access to more than 25 sessions and the opening keynote as well as access to all session recordings through Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

  • LLA members: $175
  • NCTE members: $215
  • Nonmembers: $250
  • Students: $100
  • International registration: $50 USD**

**The international registration rate is available to any international attendee residing and working outside of the US. Please note that this rate is not available through the registration portal. To receive this rate, please contact NCTE customer service at customerservice@ncte.org or +1 (217) 328-3870.

Any LLA Summer Institute registration cancellations after June 15, 2023, will be subject to a $25 processing fee.


Presenter Information

All #LLA23 presenters received an email on June 26th with information for presenting and logging into the event platform. Please locate this email and log in to the Virtual Event Space prior to July 12 to ensure you are able to properly access and navigate the platform before your session time! Below are a few highlights. Email NCTEevents@ncte.org with questions.

Registration: All presenters are required to register and must do so prior to their presentation. Registration is required in order to access the virtual platform.

Session Handouts: If you have any documents or handouts you’d like available for your session, please email them to NCTEevents@ncte.org . 

  • The maximum file size per document is 150 MB. 
  • Documents can only be in the following formats: *.doc, *.docx, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.pdf, *.jpeg and *.png 
  • Name your document with your session Title, an underscore, and your document name. Example: “LLA SessionTitle_AttendeeHandout.” 

Presenting: All sessions will be presented with Zoom. We ask that all presenters join their session via the event platform 15 minutes before their start time. This will allow you time to get settled into the Zoom and do any troubleshooting prior to your session beginning. All sessions are listed in Eastern Time.

Past LLA Literacies for All Summer Institutes



2023 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 14-15, 2023, Online
Teaching Readers (Not Reading)

2022 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 29–31, 2023, Louisville, Kentucky
Love in Action: A Commitment to Freedom and Justice

2021 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 10, 2021, Online
Visions and Voices for the Future

2019 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 10-12, 2019, Columbia, South Carolina
Embracing Diversity through Meaningful Inquiry

2018 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 12-14, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland
Sustaining Joy in Our Learning Communities during Challenging Times

2017 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 20-22, 2017, Tucson Arizona
Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections

2016 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 14-16, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri
Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action



2015 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 9-11, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
Sharing Our Stories: Re-visioning Our Worlds: Reading, Writing, and Taking Action

2014 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 17-19, 2014, Pasadena, California
Making Meaning: Teaching and Learning Together

2013 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 18-20, 2013, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Authentic Literacy Events and Social Actions: Celebrating Relationships and Partnerships

2012 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 19-21, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri
Reclaiming Joy in Teaching, Learning, and Research

2011 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 21-24, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
Teachers, Students, and Families Together: Nurturing Literate Communities

2010 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 8-11, 2010, Indianapolis, Indiana
Reflecting on Our Practice: Pathways and Possibilities

2009 Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 9-12, 2009, Columbia, South Carolina
Learning in the Company of Others: Reading, Writing, and Inquiring in the 21st Century